The Document Foundation released today the eight and final maintenance update for the LibreOffice 6.2 open-source and cross-platform office suite series.
LibreOffice 6.2.8 is here one and a half months after the release of LibreOffice 6.2.7, which was announced in early September alongside the first point release of the latest LibreOffice 6.3 series. This maintenance release brings a total of 26 bug fixes and improvements across various components, as detailed here and here.
While the LibreOffice 6.2 office suite series is still recommended for enterprise deployments, unfortunately it will reach end of life next month on November 30th. As such, the Document Foundation recommends all enterprise users to update to LibreOffice 6.2.8 immediately for enhanced security, and start preparing to upgrade to LibreOffice 6.3.
“For enterprise class deployments, TDF strongly recommends sourcing LibreOffice from one of the ecosystem partners to get long-term supported releases, dedicated assistance, custom new features and bug fixes, and other benefits. Also, the work done by ecosystem partners flows back into the LibreOffice project, benefiting everyone,” said Italo Vignoli in today’s announcement.
LibreOffice 6.3.4 arrives in December, ready for enterprise deployments
With two maintenance updates already out the door, the LibreOffice 6.3 office suite series isn’t yet ready for enterprise deployments, but The Document Foundation says that it will be ready with the LibreOffice 6.3.4 release, which is expected to hit the streets in the second week of December. By then, LibreOffice 6.2 users should be ready to upgrade, especially in enterprise environments.
Until then, if you’re using the LibreOffice 6.2 office suite series, download LibreOffice 6.2.8 for GNU/Linux, macOS, or Windows systems right now through our free software portal and update as soon as possible. Meanwhile, we’re waiting for The Document Foundation to release the third maintenance update to the LibreOffice 6.3 series, LibreOffice 6.3.3, at the end of the month or in early November.
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