The Document Foundation announced today two new LibreOffice versions, LibreOffice 6.1.3 and LibreOffice 6.0.7, in an attempt to continue improving the overall stability and reliability of its open-source and cross-platform office suite.
While it remains the choice of early adopters, technology enthusiasts, and power users, the latest LibreOffice 6.1 series of the open-source office suite, which is used by default in numerous Linux-based operating systems, gets no less than 66 bug fixes in the LibreOffice 6.1.3 point release, as detailed here and here.
Coincidentally, the LibreOffice 6.0.7 point release also comes with a total of 66 bug fixes, detailed here, here, and here. The LibreOffice 6.0 series remains the main choice for enterprises and all sorts of organizations who want to use the best free and open-source office suite on the market, according to The Document Foundation's Italo Vignoli.
"Organizations should source LibreOffice 6.0.7 from one of the companies providing a Long Term Supported version of the suite, for additional value-added services which make the software better suited to enterprise deployments, thanks to professional support (the companies are all members of TDF’s Advisory Board," said Vignoli.
All LibreOffice users are urged to update to the new versions
The Document Foundation recommends all LibreOffice users to update their installations to the new versions released today, namely LibreOffice 6.1.3 and LibreOffice 6.0.7, depending on what branch are you using on your personal computer. It's also possible to upgrade from the LibreOffice 6.0 series to the LibreOffice 6.1 if you want more bleeding-edge features.
While the release cycle of the LibreOffice 6.1 series will continue with the LibreOffice 6.1.4 point release, which should be out near the Christmas holidays, you should keep in mind that LibreOffice 6.0 series will reach end of life support later this month, on November 26, 2018, so consider upgrading until then to LibreOffice 6.1.
Meanwhile, The Document Foundation works hard on the next major release, LibreOffice 6.2, which is expected to land in February 2019 as the last version to support 32-bit installations on Linux systems. You can download LibreOffice 6.1.3 and LibreOffice 6.0.7 for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows systems right now through our free software portal.