Sunday, November 20, 2016

How to install LibreOffice 5.2.3 RC3 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

LibreOffice 5.2.3 is  bugfix release of the 5.2.x branch of LibreOffice which contains new features and program enhancements. As such, the version is stable and is suitable for all users. LibreOffice 5.2.3 version may contain a few annoying bugs which will be fixed in the next bugfix versions to come.

LibreOffice 5.2.3 RC3 Changelog:
  • quickfix: Automatic selection of Oracle Java runtime on Windows
  • re-intern strings of external formula results
  • opencl: initialize command queue on demand
  • opencl: don't initialize OpenCL when disabled
  • intern SharedString of cached external references result
  • re-implement empty lockfile fix
  • avoid further crash with empty Chart document
  • avoid crash with empty Chart document 
See announcement for full details

Installation instructions:

Open terminal and insert command line...

$ sudo apt-get remove --purge libreoffice*

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install libreoffice

Install via package if PPA is not up to date

32bit OS
$ wget

$ tar -xvf

$ cd LibreOffice_5.2.3.3_Linux_x86_deb/DEBS/

$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

64bit OS
$ wget

$ tar -xvf

$ cd LibreOffice_5.2.3.3_Linux_x86-64_deb/DEBS/

$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb