Wherever you are in the world, there's probably a LibreOffice community member near you! 🌍 And if not: let's build up a local community in your area, and spread the word about free software: https://www.libreoffice.org/community/community-map/
In November, the LibreOffice community announced new releases of the software, along with guidebook updates and translations. Meanwhile, we had good news from Germany, plus elections for @tdforg's Board of Directors: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2021/12/09/libreoffice-project-and-community-recap-november-2021/
Get more out of LibreOffice's database component! Our volunteer-driven documentation community has refreshed the guidebook for the latest release: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2021/12/08/libreoffice-base-guide-7-2-has-been-released/
New tender, to optimize text layout performance for print and PDF export in LibreOffice: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2021/12/08/tender-to-optimize-text-layout-performance-for-print-and-pdf-export-202112-01/
Anyone using #LibreOffice 7.1 or 7.2: a security update was just released for both, so update ASAP.
We looked up the word "awesome" in the dictionary, and it said: "People who contribute to LibreOffice." It's so true! Everyone who was active in our community in November can claim a sticker pack – and we have some extra merch: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2021/12/07/winners-in-the-month-of-libreoffice-november-2021/
LibreOffice 7.2.4 and LibreOffice 7.1.8 have been released, with an important security fix. All users are recommended to update: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2021/12/06/libreoffice-7-2-4-and-7-1-8-community/
What's going on in the LibreOffice community, and how can you get involved? Check out our video from the recent Software Freedom Camp: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2021/12/03/talk-at-sfcamp-2021-libreoffice-and-the-community-behind-it/
Here's the third Q+A session for candidates in The Document Foundation's Board of Directors election: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2021/12/03/tdf-board-of-directors-election-2021-third-live-qa-session-video/
FOSDEM: LibreOffice Technology DevRoom Call for Papers: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2021/12/02/lo-technology-devroom-cfp/
Elections for The Document Foundation's next Board of Directors is taking place, and we're having live Q+A sessions with the candidates. Here's a recording of the second session (PeerTube version to follow): https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2021/12/02/tdf-board-of-directors-election-2021-second-live-qa-session-video/
I just downloaded an update to LibreOffice, and as I always do I made a small monetary donation. I think I do this 2-3 times a year.
Coming up in a couple of months: a shiny new major version of LibreOffice! Here's the first beta release – give us a hand to test it, and squash any bugs: https://qa.blog.documentfoundation.org/2021/12/01/libreoffice-7-3-beta1-is-available-for-testing/
Good news: Germany's incoming government appears to endorse free and open source software. Check out some quotes from their coalition agreement: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2021/11/30/german-coalition-treaty-endorses-public-money-public-code-principle/
Starting today, we have live Q&A sessions with candidates for The Document Foundation's Board of Directors: https://listarchives.documentfoundation.org/www/board-discuss/2021/msg00300.html
Just a few days left to go in the Month of LibreOffice, November 2021! Join in, learn new things and get cool stickers as thanks: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2021/11/16/the-month-of-libreoffice-november-2021-half-way-point/#howtoget
LibreOffice 7.2.3 is now available, with over 100 bugfixes and compatibility improvements. Learn more and download it: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2021/11/25/libreoffice-7-2-3-community/
A Czech translation of the LibreOffice Draw Guide 7.1 is now available! Thanks to everyone in the community who made it happen. 😊 Want to have more documentation in other languages? Give us a hand: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2021/11/25/czech-translation-of-the-libreoffice-draw-guide-7-1/
Tech time! Learn about using symbolic constants when you're working on the LibreOffice codebase: https://dev.blog.documentfoundation.org/2021/11/23/use-symbolic-constants-instead-of-magic-numerical-constants-easyhack/
Our tender to implement C++ accessibility tests in LibreOffice is still open for applications, until November 26: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2021/10/13/tender-to-implement-c-accessibility-tests-202110-01/
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