8.95. libreoffice

Updated libreoffice packages that fix several bugs and add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
LibreOffice is an Open Source, community-developed, office productivity suite. It includes the key desktop applications, such as a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation manager, formula editor and drawing program. LibreOffice replaces OpenOffice.org and provides a similar but enhanced and extended Office Suite.


The libreoffice package has been upgraded to upstream version 4.0.4, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version. (BZ#919230)

Bug Fixes

The "--enable-new-dtags" flag was added to allow certain types of built time regression tests to function. As a consequence, the GCJ Java complier failed to search the correct location of Java libraries. This update applies a patch to remove the flag and GCJ works as expected.
Previously, the LibreOffice suite was not fully translated into certain local languages. This update provides the full translation of LibreOffice to local languages.
During upgrading the OpenOffice.org suite to the OpenOffice suite, backward compatibility links were removed and the OpenOffice.org icons were not migrated to LibreOffice. Consequently, an attempt to launch LibreOffice failed with an error. With this update, the compatibility links have been restored and the icons now work as expected.
Due to a bug in the chart creation code, an attempt to create a chart, under certain circumstances, failed with a segmentation fault. The underlying source code has been modified to fix this bug and the chart creation now works as expected.
Due to a bug in the underlying source code, an attempt to show the outline view in the Impress utility terminated unexpectedly. This update applies a patch to fix this bug and the outline view no longer crashes in the described scenario.
Certain versions of the Microsoft Office suite contain mismatching internal time stamp fields. Previously, the LibreOffice suite detected those fields and returned exceptions. Consequently, the user was not able to open certain Microsoft Office documents. With this update, LibreOffice has been modified to ignore the mismatching time stamp fields and Microsoft Office documents can be opened as expected.
When a large amount of user-defined number formats was specified in a file, those formats used all available slots in a table and for remaining formats the general format was used. As a consequence, certain cell formatting did not preserve during loading the file. With this update, a patch has been provided and cell formatting works as expected.
The Libreoffice suite contains a number of harmless files used for testing purposes. Previously, on Microsoft Windows system, these files could trigger false positive alerts on various anti-virus software, such as Microsoft Security Essentials. For example, the alerts could be triggered when scanning the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 ISO file. The underlying source code has been modified to fix this bug and the files no longer trigger false positive alerts in the described scenario.
Due to an insufficient implementation of tables, the Impress utility made an internal copy of a table during every operation. Consequently, when a presentation included large tables, the operations proceeded significantly slower. This update provides a patch to optimize the table content traversal. As a result, the operations proceed faster in the described scenario.
Previously, the keyboard-shortcut mapping was preformed automatically. As a consequence, non-existing keys were suggested as shortcuts in certain languages. With this update, a patch has been provided to fix this bug and affected shortcuts are now mapped manually.
Users of libreoffice are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs and add these enhancements.