Collabora Office 5.3 End of Life Announcement

Collabora Office 5.3 End of Life Announcement

After 3 years of maintenance Collabora Office 5.3 reached end of life. Collabora Productivity customers typically chose for a professional supported Collabora Office to benefit from fast implementation of features and improvements and for the long period of excellent maintenance. Collabora Office 5.3 has now been maintained for three years, compared to the 6 months of LibreOffice 5.3.

The facts of three years long term support

During its three-years-long life cycle Collabora Office 5.3. has accumulated an impressing number of improvements and fixes. We’d like to show you, what has happened since the first release in April 2017.

Over the 3 years we delivered:

  • 20 releases
  • 1170 patches (over the base of libreoffice-5-3)
    • 41 backported fixes found by OSS-Fuzz
    • 354 backported bugfixes that had a TDF bug number
    • all relevant security fixes (CVEs) in LibreOffice or in 3rd party libraries
  • a bunch of new features requested by our customers

All eyes on Collabora Office 6.0 and 6.2

With the end of life of version Collabora Office 5.3 our engineers are concentrating on the support of Collabora Office 6.0 (LTS supported until June 2021 at least) and the most recent version Collabora Office 6.2 (supported until December 2022 at least). If you want to learn more about the possibilities and advantages for your organization, get info and a demo here!

Padded Numbering available in Collabora Office 6.2-9

Discover Padded Numbering in Collabora Office 6.2-9

If you work with spreadsheet, you know the numbering formatting with leading zeroes. It has been there since ages. Interesting that now in Writer, you can also have list numbering with leading zeroes: padded numbering.

A great outcome of our hack week

At Collabora, we have that great tradition of calling a hack week once a year, mostly after stressful periods with big releases. During that week the team members can decide for themselves on which projects they want to work. As you can read in his blog, our LibreOffice developer Miklos Vajna used this time to work on the core implementation of Padded Numbering. As you can read in Miklos’ second article on the topic, the final implementation had to overcome some challenges resulting from the different way the OOXML and ODT file formats handle Padded Numbering.

How can I make use of this new feature?

Padded numbering allows you to work with lists in Writer, with a prefix from one to four zeros. The feature is currently premiering in our new enterprise version 6.2.9 of Collabora Office and will be available in the next release of LibreOffice. You can find the feature following the path Format → Bullets and Numbering → Customize and accessing the “Number” list box.

How can I try it out?

We offer up-to-date snapshots of our enterprise-ready office suite for download, which you can use to test the very latest functions. Alternatively, you can request a demo from us to get to experience the stable version of Collabora Office with all its advantages!

Collabora Online 4.2.2 released

Collabora Online 4.2.2

Collabora Online 4.2-updates

PDF and Chinese, Japanese and Korean date format improvements

We are glad to announce the release of Collabora Online 4.2.2. This latest version features improvements in PDF handling (PDFium-based PDF rendering) and with regard to the display of Chinese (and other Asian) date formats in Calc.

Many important fixes

Besides these improvements version 4.2.2 brings a lot of important stability fixes and updated translations. Among other things, the view in Writer now behaves as expected when deselecting an image. You can find an overview of all features and fixes in our release notes.

Update of Collabora Online 4.2.0

Collabora Online 4.2.2 is annother update to our major release Collabora Online 4.2.0. Learn all about the new implementations in the original announcement. If you want to test the latest features you might want to take a look at our snapshots or request a demo!