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LibreOffice is an office suite (word processor, spreadsheet, presentations, drawing tool) compatible with other major office suites. The Document Foundation is coordinating development and maintenance of this OpenOffice.org fork.

Many different language versions are available here.

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Version 4.2.5.2:
  • This release is is bit-identical to 4.2.5 Release Candidate 2 -- you don't need to download or reinstall if you have that version already
  • This version still contains a few annoying bugs, as listed here.
  • The ReferenceOOoMajorMinor version (used for Version checks when installing Extensions) has been updated to 4.1 to align with changes imported from AOO for more...

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  • OS X 10.8 or later

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Just about the best office pack for any OS. And its free too!

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Version 4.0.2.2
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Monkeyjunkey Member IconReview+1408
Monkeyjunkey
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4.3 has been released: http://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-fresh/
Blog http://blog.documentfoundation.org/2014/07/30/libreoffice-4-3-today-you-cant-own-a-better-office-suite/
4.3 release fixes quite a few issues I've had previously with LO. "Import/Export of nested comments" alone is worth the update. Thanks to the awesome LO community!

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Version 4.2.5.2
Mikael B Member IconComment+415
Mikael B
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At https://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/system-requirements/ it says "For certain features of the software - but not most - Java is required. Java is notably required for Base". It's unclear which version of Java, but nevertheless this should be noted under system requirements above.

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Version 4.2.5.2
Rsmacupdate
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Thank you for your comment. JAVA is a consideration I believe for security concerns.

WaldenGreen Member IconReview+11
WaldenGreen
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Hmmmm. One of the "points" of LibreOffice (and, IMHO open-source software in general), is to provide support for older systems. I was very surprised to see that this now requires 10.8, which is a real shame. I know that older versions are still available, but we all have only so much time in our lives, and needing to keep track (which is often not easy with Open Source software) of the proper "special" versions for 10.6 and 10.7 just isn't worth it to me to bother with anymore. Here is hoping they go back to releasing a version which works across a wider range of OS versions.

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Version 4.2.4.2
Dempson
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LibreOffice 4.2 introduced a 64-bit version of the application, for which they have decided to only support OS X 10.8 or later. MacUpdate is showing this as the main link.

The "10.6.8" download link at the top of the page gets a 32-bit build of the same version of LibreOffice, which will run on 10.6.8 or later.

Mikael B
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It should be noted that Snow Leopard have no issues running 64bit-only native apps. I suspect this could be connected to the Java version, that for whatever reason Libreoffice seem to need for some functions. However, Oracle Java 7 (only 64bit) requires at minimum OS X 10.7.3, not 10.8.

Jazzyguy Member IconComment+3699
Jazzyguy
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GREAT SOFTWARE!

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Version 4.2.2.1
Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3699
Jazzyguy
+2

Works Good For Me!

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Version 4.2.2.1
Rubaiyat Member IconReview+567
Rubaiyat
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The LibreOffice website is confusing.

It offers both v4.15 and v4.2.2 but says only OSX 10.6 is required for both.

Here is says OSX 10.8 is required for v 4.2.2.

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Version 4.2.2.1
Archibald.c
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See
http://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-fresh/

Operating Systems
LibreOffice 4.2 is available for the following operating systems/architectures:
(…)
Mac OS X (Intel)
Mac OS X (x86_64 10.8 or newer required)

Darrel Member IconComment+40
Darrel
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I just spent a good 15 minutes searching the "new, improved" website trying to find the German language pack ('cause my wife and kids use it). The link at MacUpdate takes you to the main English download page without a hint of where to find different language packs.

The trick is to add the two letter code ("de" in this case) in place of the "www", e.g. "de.libreoffice.org/download". So, buena suerte, bon chance & viel Glück at finding the right language pack for you.

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Version 4.2.2.1
Monkeyjunkey
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Darrel, this has been fixed. Please visit e.g. http://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-fresh/

Darrel
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Yes, I do see a link to other languages on the "fresh" page, but it's still missing on the "stable" page at http://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-stable/

Monkeyjunkey
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Not sure. On http://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-stable/ I see a selection for the language pack as well.

So everything is fine. Also the fresh version works out pretty well here. Why not just use that?

Darrel
+0

The link to other languages still does not appear on the stable page and I am not interested in using daily builds, but stable releases only. I solved my problem by replacing the download link with the country code, something than no everyone would think to do. I'm simply trying to find an easier solution for less savvy users.

Monkeyjunkey
+0

Did you empty your browser cache?

It's working here. Also please understand that the fresh builds is everything but a daily build. That is something completely different.

B. Jefferson Le Blanc Member IconComment+649
B. Jefferson Le Blanc
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This version, 4.2.1.1, is suddenly compatible only with OS X 10.8 and above. If you don't customarily look at the compatibility info when downloading an update, this may take you by surprise if you're running in OS X 10.7.5 or 10.6.8. Some developers are courteous enough to mention such a significant change in the change notes. Not here.

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Version 4.2.1.1
Derekcurrie
+1

Thankfully, when you open up the .dmg file, you'll see the traditional 'NO!'

Syed Ali
+1

I agree, this is really annoying. Sadly I'm still running 10.7 which is the max I can go on my white iMac. I wonder what's the reason behind cutting off 10.7, which is only 3 years old.

Derekcurrie
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A couple responses:

1) My previous reply in this thread was cut off from what was originally posted. Huh? After the 'NO!' was the emoji 'no' graphic font character. After that, I explained that on 10.7.5 that symbol appears on top of the icon for the new version of LibreOffice, warning you that it was not compatible with the running version of OS X.

2) If I recall correctly, LibreOffice cut off OS X 10.6.8 with version 4 and threatened to do the same to 10.7.x. They relented and supported 10.7.5 until now. I don't understand why. I seriously doubt LibreOffice is using Apple APIs anywhere in their code, so huh?

Typically this comes down to someone on the development team deciding to turn off older OS support in the Xcode compiler, turning the last supported version effectively into abandonware.

Jgj
+0

I went to their site, and it _appears_ that it's only the 64 bit version that requires 10.8 or higher. There are two MacOSX versions listed. There is a generic "Mac OSX Intel" that is 4.2.2.1 and does not say "10.8 or higher".

http://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-fresh/?type=mac-x86&version=4.2&lang=en-US

I didn't actually try downloading it though.

Derekcurrie
+0

Hi Jgj. Amusingly, I noticed the "Intel" (not 64 bit) version this morning at the LibreOffice.org site this morning! Sadly, I'm having trouble downloading a .dmg that isn't corrupted. Hmph.

Derekcurrie
+0

Followup: I was able to download a working .dmg of 4.2.2 via the torrent link they offer. The direct download never worked. I still had one download FAIL via torrent, but the second attempt worked.

Attempting to run LibreOffice 4.2.2 the first time was DEADLY slow, as in minutes of time waiting for the thing to actually finish booting. But it did finish and did eventually work fine. Hopefully the second boot will go better.

In any case, we have access to LibreOffice updates for OS X pre-10.8 via this URL:

http://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-fresh/?type=mac-x86&version=4.2&lang=en-US

RavenNevermore
+0

It says right up there:

REQUIREMENTS
Intel, 64-bit processor
OS X 10.8 or later

Did they just add this info?

Billybob152 Member IconReview+57
Billybob152
+1

Works as well as I need it to. Also an added bonus Libre Office opens and imports AppleWorks and, I am told, ClarisWorks files.

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Version 4.2.4
Tsehov Member IconReview+27
Tsehov
+2

This new version (4.2.4) is remarkably faster than earlier versions.

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Version 4.2.4
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Tschigg
Version 4.2.4.2
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Pedro-Fardilha
Version 4.2.3.3
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Monkeyjunkey
Version 4.2.3.3
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Jimsinsd
Version 4.2.3.3
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Monkeyjunkey
Version 4.2.2.1
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Version 4.2.2.1
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Monkeyjunkey
Version 4.2.1.1
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Version 4.2.1.1
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Monkeyjunkey
Version 4.2.4
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Version 4.2.4
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