If you are a resident of the Region of Waterloo (Ontario, CA) or its surroundings, be advised that KW LinuxFest 2018 has been announced and will take place on Saturday, 27 January 2018. This will be the 3rd conference of its kind in the Region of Waterloo where it saw its début in January 2015. The CFP ("Call For Papers") has been announced with a deadline date of 01 November 2017. If you are a resident of the region or otherwise and would have a topic of significance with regards to Linux or any topic related to any opensource project, feel free to submit through the official KWLinuxFest 2018 website. ...
Just in case you have missed it, the latest version 6 of Mageia was been released July 16. This release is the newest in the long line of Mageia releases since its appearance in September 2010. Mageia Linux was forked from the then Mandriva Linux where the vast majority of the previous Mandriva developers decided it was time to set out on their own path and remove itself from the then Mandriva corporate umbrella. Thus was born Mageia Linux.
Mageia has since gained praise as a solid Linux distribution based mostly around the KDE, now Plasma windows manager. ...
A new milestone ... 40,000 bugs have been closed since the start of tracking of bugs on its bugzilla. Proof of LibreOffice's developer community commitment to closing bugs and also proof of LibreOffice's track record of community involvement in this most important opensource project. ....
As of 28 July 2017, the bleeding edge "Fresh" version of LibreOffice v.5.4.0 is available for download. The "Fresh" version of LibreOffice is for those of you who are looking for some of the newest options and not-as-of-yet solid implemented in the suite; there may be the risk of a little bit of instability for some of these newest options, but you can help debug some of these instabilities and take part in helping improve their implementations. ...
As of 03 August ... LibreOffice v.5.3.5 is available for download. If you have not as of yet done the update of this newest version of the "Still" version of the suite, you may want to do so as it comes with some bug fixes that may be of interest to you. ...
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.
A Community Driven Office Suite Project
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.
And all of this for FREE! ...
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.
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Mageia v.5 is out. With a longer wait than usual, but worth the wait, the 5th version of this Linux distribution is out. Mageia Linux continues with strong community support and strong download numbers. A big round or congratulations go to the Mageia team who have again put out a most viable option to those who would like to work at their computers without constraints of daily virus or malware/spyware checks. This installation is still one of the best on the Linux distribution list and if you need support at the installation phase, the Mageia community will gladly help. Visit the Mageia Linux website for more information.
With quite a bit of fanfare, this week, the long awaited LibreOffice v.5 made its appearance. Thus far, it has been received quite well by users and the download numbers are significant. As usual, version 5.0.0 is the first release and the LibreOffice devs are already hard at work at the next update release v.5.0.1. …