So where is Mageia 6? Mageia's Samuel Verschelde blogs about the status of upcoming Mageia v.6. Long delayed, Samuel explains issues with blockers and QA with the latest beta's. Read more about this item here: http://blog.mageia.org/en/2017/02/20/so-where-is-mageia-6/
Zikula Core 1.4.6 was released this past February. More information may be found on the Zikula website here: http://zikula.org/blog/display/2017/2/12/zikula-core-146-released
LibreOffice was at the FOSDEM 2017 (Brussels) conference in February. There was a full complement of talks given by the LibreOffice team. More information may be found on the LibreOffice Planet (blog) as well as videos of the talks. Follow the link here: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2017/02/22/libreoffice-fosdem-17/
"Berlin, February 1st, 2017 – The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 5.3, one of the most feature-rich releases in the history of the application. The office suite is immediately available for Windows, macOS, and Linux, and for the first time also for the private cloud.
LibreOffice 5.3 represents a significant step forward in the evolution of the software: it offers an introduction to new features such as online with collaborative editing, which increase the competitive positioning of the application, and at the same time provides incremental improvements, to make the program more reliable, interoperable and user-friendly. ...
Visit the LibreOffice Blog to read the full blog post.
The Zikula group announces the most recent releases of versions 1.3.12 and 1.4.5. This is a security release that follows the recent release of newer versions of Zikula. The Zikula team advises everyone to update as soon as possible.
Read more of the Zikula announcement on the Zikula Blog site.
From a recent article on the Mageia Linux Blog site, new Mageia ISO's for version 5.1. This version incorporates all of the updates applied to version 5.0 over the last half year or so. This is just to tide us over while we await the upcoming Mageia v.6.0 which is presently at the testing phase. No clear release date for Mageia v.6.0 has been announced as of yet.
Visit the Mageia Linux Blog site to read the full details.
From a recent article on PCLinuxOS Magazine, how to create a "filable" PDF file using LibreOffice. A step-by-step guide on how to create such a document.
Visit the PCLinuxOS Magazine website to read the full article.
Read the latest news from the TDF/LibreOffice Certification for Migrations and Trainings". There are more opportunities to join the ranks of certified LibreOffice professionals well versed in migrations.
Visit the TDF/LibreOffice Blog Site to read the full article.
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Looking for the perfect office suite for your upcoming term work? Have a peek at LibreOffice from The Document Foundation. LibreOffice is a worldwide community driven project with the aim of creating an office suite compatible with international ISO file format standards. Over the last sixteen years, LibreOffice has had help from over 900 developers with the maintenance of its code base and also has hundreds of volunteers helping with its "Get Help" channels (mailing list and forums), documentation (text books and online documentation) and its +100 translations. LibreOffice comes with 5 recognizable modules: "Writer"; "Calc"; "Impress" (presentation-slide module); "Draw"; "Base"; "Math" with compatibility for many MS file formats AND is even able to import multitudes of additional files of various formats.
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A big month for the Zikula group with the release of both Zikula 1.4.0 and Zikula 1.3.10. Zikula v.1.3.10 addresses some bug fixes and other tidbits while v.1.4.0 is setting the stage for the larger transition to v.2.0.0 which is in the works.
In the meantime, some of the 1.3.x modules work on v.1.4.0 but not all.
More can be read on the news on the Zikula website.