Updated libreoffice packages that fix several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
LibreOffice is an open source, community-developed office productivity suite. It includes key desktop applications, such as a word processor, a spreadsheet, a presentation manager, a formula editor, and a drawing program. LibreOffice replaces OpenOffice and provides a similar but enhanced and extended office suite.
- Previously, after including an audio file in a LibreOffice Impress presentation, this file was displayed as a gray square. With this update, an upstream patch has been backported to fix this bug. As a result, audio files are no longer displayed as a gray square in Impress presentations.
- Prior to this update, when including an audio or video file to a LibreOffice Impress presentation, a message informing about a failed " rxAccessible.get() != NULL" assertion was displayed. Apart from this message, the file was imported correctly and the LibreOffice Impress application worked as expected. An upstream patch has been backported to correct this behavior, and the aforementioned message is no longer displayed.
- Previously, when typing into a text box in a LibreOffice Impress presentation using any Indic locale, the text was not displayed until pressing the Backspace key. This bug has been fixed, and Indic fonts are now displayed immediately as the text is inserted.
- For certain Indic locales, such as Odia, the drop-down lists from the main bar overlapped with the main menu bar, which restricted navigating LibreOffice applications. This bug has been fixed, and the aforementioned problem no longer occurs.
- In a previous release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, the libreoffice packages no longer obsoleted the openoffice packages, which created several conflicts when trying to download both sets of packages. With this update, libreoffice has been modified to obsolete openoffice again, thus preventing the conflicts.
- Prior to this update, LibreOffice applications did not automatically recognize new printers created on a local print server while LibreOffice was running. With this update, the libreoffice packages have been modified, and now it is possible to work around this problem. To do so, open the "Printer settings" dialog window, and than close it. This operation refreshes the list of available printers.
- Previously, LibreOffice applications did not correctly render imported RTF files written in a non-English language. An upstream patch has been backported to fix this bug.
- Previously, the libreoffice packages incorrectly provided the liblcms2.so.2 package. With this update, libreoffice has been modified to provide the correct set of packages.
- Previously, LibreOffice applications did not correctly handle multiple UNO connections. Consequently, LibreOffice terminated unexpectedly when multiple Univarsal Network Object (UNO) connections were open. With this update, an upstream patch has been backported to fix this bug. As a result, LibreOffice no longer crashes when more UNO connections are open.
- Previously, LibreOffice applications failed to export charts to SVG format. Attempting to do so resulted in an empty SVG file. This bug has been fixed, and charts are now exported correctly from LibreOffice applications.
Users of libreoffice are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.