LibreOffice gets an update

The Document Foundation has announced LibreOffice 3.3.1, the first micro release of the free office suite born to compete with Open Office.

The release fixes several bugs and crashes affecting Windows, Linux and MacOS X versions. It also new colourful icons (coo!) based on The Document Foundation branding guidelines, and includes updates to several language versions.

"LibreOffice 3.3 was our very first stable release, and the feedback from users has been extremely positive," says Thorsten Behrens, one of the developers with a seat on the Steering Committee. "We have managed to troubleshoot a large number of bugs within a very short time, in order to maintain our enterprising release schedule. There will be another minor release in a month, before our second feature release in early May."

LibreOffice 3.3.1 has been rolled out only one week after the launch of the funds challenge to collect donations towards the €50,000 needed to establish The Document Foundation in Germany. An information website has been put online here, where you can donate. The outfit says it is nearly €10,000 short of its target.

LibreOffice 3.3.1 is immediately available from the download page here