Collabora Office 6.0 Release Notes

Collabora Office 6.0 release is based on upstream LibreOffice 6.0 source code, thus it contains all fixes from the upstream libreoffice-6-0 branch, plus more fixes and backported stable features from higher releases.

6.0-24

Released on 2019-02-21

Most important fixes

  • Export number format of chart label to OOXML (tdf#122031)
  • MySQL Connector fixes (e.g. tdf#122616)
  • Don’t mis-detect .doc files as .dot (tdf#110987)
  • Security fixes of 3rd party libraries: curl

6.0-20

Released on 2019-01-19

New feature:

  • Un-float Table button. Writer imports Word’s floating tables into TextFrames. However a TextFrame cannot span across multiple pages. The button turns a table-in-TextFrame into a normal table at the anchor point of the TextFrame.

    Un-float Table button in Writer
    Un-float Table button in Writer

Most important fixes

  • Several MySQL Connector fixes
  • Various OOXML import/export fixes
  • Mail Merge fixes
  • Security fixes of 3rd party libraries: curl, libxml2, libxslt, lcms2, poppler, python3

6.0-13

Released on 2018-10-22

Most important fixes

  • All recent fixes from the upstream libreoffice-6-0 branch
  • Multiple small OOXML and binary DOC interoperability fixes
  • Keep PyUNO script processing below base URI (fixes CVE-2018-16858)
  • Other security and stability fixes

6.0-12

Released on 2018-10-02

Most important fixes

  • All recent fixes from the upstream libreoffice-6-0 branch
  • Hidden shapes in XLS(X) files are not printed any more
  • Multiple small OOXML interoperability fixes
  • Fixes in the new MySQL/MariaDB database connector
  • Other security and stability fixes

6.0-7

Released on 2018-08-31

New features (developed by Collabora)

  • New, built-in MySQL/MariaDB database connector, which replaces the MySQL connector extension
  • Online help hosted at help.collaboraoffice.com
  • Font effect “transformation” support (improves interoperability with MS Office)

Most important fixes

  • All recent fixes from the upstream libreoffice-6-0 branch
  • Multiple small OOXML interoperability fixes
  • Upgraded internal NSS library to version 3.38 (fixes CVE-2018-0495 and “the ASN.1 code”).
  • Other security and stability fixes

6.0-6

Released on 2018-07-11

New features (developed by Collabora)

  • Implemented VBA FormatNumber function (tdf#118218)
  • Proxy Auto-Configuration (PAC) support and other proxy related fixes (tdf#114227)

Most important fixes

  • All recent fixes from the upstream libreoffice-6-0 branch
  • Mail Merge related fixes (tdf#116543, tdf#117817)
  • Improved WordBasic support [ExistingBookmark()]
  • Impress fix (tdf#102195)
  • Calc fixes (especially a performance fix: tdf#118441)
  • Handle direct formatting for numbering in DOC file format (tdf#117923)
  • New Collabora Office app logo

6.0-5

Released on 2018-06-13
See the release announcement here: Collabora Office 6.0 – The Migrator’s Choice.