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Document Foundation The developers are working on LibreOffice had two important tasks when they founded the project as soon as possible to launch the first-LibreOffice version 3.3 is already with us, and also prepare a roadmap of the following versions .
is precisely what they have done to define the future of the office suite, which the foundation use a development plan with fixed periods instead of the model will be ready when you are ready “, as say in Ostatic. According to project managers, have fixed deadlines “reinforces the discipline gives us predictability and allows more regular releases.
have taken into account for example the timing with some distributions that have periods of launching new versions of six months, and so to minimize the delay between the availability of new versions of its actual arrival LibreOffice and users. The goal then is to adapt to this plan new versions every six months , and are even planning the availability of compilations or ‘snapshots’ daily in addition to using automated build process.
However, at present the roadmap and planning is based on four-month periods . Here is a summary of what we see in future versions and when displayed.
LibreOffice 3.3.1 – February 14, 2011
: come with bug fixes, new icons for each file type and improved translations.
LibreOffice 3.3.2 – March 14, 2011 : More bug fixes and better translations.
LibreOffice 3.4.0 – May 2, 2011 : new features that come from the development branch, but this version will pass through some preliminary steps:
Feature freeze – March 21, 2011 : the definition of features will be frozen, so from there will not integrate new features. From that day we will see several beta versions. Interface
freeze – April 4, 2011 : complete definition for the interface, from there we will begin to see Release Candidate versions.
Hard freeze – April 18, 2011 : latest global definitions, and final tests before the final release on May 2.
LibreOffice 3.4.1 – May 23, 2011 : with bug fixes.
Wed is clear to see the roadmap to the coming months we will have a lot of activity around this office suite that is becoming the de facto standard among users of Linux , although it will be difficult OpenOffice.org forget the veteran, whose development should also be monitored. Probably from now when we can really see which direction it moves each.