Who Contributes the Most to LibreOffice?

Cedric Bosdonnat has been tracking contributions to LibreOffice since its announced fork from He uses Git Data Miner to gleen results from the main branch of LibreOffice Git repositories. Git Data Miner is more commonly known as the tool used by Jonathan Corbet in his periodic kernel code reports. more>> and LibreOffice Release Candidates Duke It Out

Oracle-owned and independent LibreOffice are both nearing their freely available 3.3.0 versions and show their wares with recent release candidates. more>>


Oracle vs. TDF LibreOffice

Oracle continues to be at the center of controversy despite their press release stating they will continue to support and release as an open source project. Most recently Oracle was vilified by bloggers and the press for asking members of The Document Foundation to resign from due to potential conflicts of interest. more>>

5 Myths About / LibreOffice

Most free software accumulates myths. Most people only know about it second hand (if at all), but few are slowed by the fact that they don't know what they are talking about. more>>

Oracle Confirms Committment to

During's tenth anniversary, Oracle announced it will participate in ODF Plugfest, one of the conferences aimed at furthering the Open Document Format interoperability, held October 14 - 15 in Brussels . more>>


Your Office is Saved -- Forked!

Those who feared that one day might go the way of OpenSolaris have found peace of mind with the announcement of The Document Foundation. more>> Draw: Objects and Their Problems Draw is all about objects -- items inserted into a document, each of which can be edited independently. In fact, whether you insert a picture from a file or create an object selected from the primitives (basic shapes) in the Drawing toolbar, everything in Draw is a frame. Even text in Draw is an object, and behaves differently from ordinary text in Writer. more>> logo Interactions Between Programs

Some people insist that should be called an office application instead of an office suite. The distinction that they are trying to make is that the programs in share a common code base, instead of being separate programs that are simply bundled together, the way that Microsoft Office's are. more>>


Oracle Delivers Friday the 13th Bad Luck to FOSS

Despite personal beliefs, everybody treads a bit more carefully on Friday the 13th. But no amount of precaution could protect the Open Source community from the wave of bad luck that fell last Friday. Oracle finally lived up to the fears many have been afraid to speak. more>> 3.3 Definitely On Its Way 3.2.1 was released on June 4 and a new master workspace was branched off for the upcoming 3.3 on June 5. The code in this branch will be stabilized and later become the product release that will find its way onto your desktops. more>> to use GStreamer for Multimedia

Previously used Sun's Java Media Framework to play back audio and video in documents. It seemed to work well for a while, but as time went on Java became more outdated. So, developers have decided to implement the widely used GStreamer framework. more>> Resource Files

Most users interact with on the desktop. But what if you need to do a selective restore on the files that store custom gradients or colors? Troubleshoot why an extension won't install? Share resources with other users? For these kinds of tasks, you need to know a bit about where stores its files, and what you can do with them. more>>

PDF Export in

Originally, PDF export in was limited to three levels of quality, whose exact differences were obscure to most users. But that was many releases ago. more>>

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