Thursday, May 21, 2020

New LibreOffice icons by Paulo José Amaro

Paulo José Amaro published a blog post about new LibreOffice icons. He said in our Telegram design channel: "I've just posted an article on my personal blog with an extensive recap of my new icons development. This is an old practice from the past decades that I enjoy doing, and it really helps me don't get lost in the changes. So thank you guys for allowing me to quote your comments. Please, feel free to ask me to remove anything, if you change your mind". Just follow by link below.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Create a patch for LibreOffice directly in gerrit

Possibly, you are a great C++ developer or conversely you write your first strings in C++ and you want make LibreOffice better with pair (or more!) string of code.
Note, the same way uses for Help changes.
We'll suppose you already know what strings and in which file(s) of the LibreOffice source code you age going to change.
I'll talk here about using gerrit for that change making. 
So open your browser and type in address bar - Click on SIGN IN in top right corner of the site. You'll see something like this:
For gerrit using you must have a TDF account, so just create it by that orange button ;-) Then login in to the site.
For making your change select Browse->Repositories on top of the site:

Then in the Filter field type one word "core" and click on link "core" in row below (if you want change Help, then type "help" instead "core" and click to "help"):
In left side of the site press Commands and then press CREATE CHANGE button by center of screen:
In opened window type in to Select branch for new change field word master and select "master" from drop-down list. Type something like tdf#bug_number <description> into Description area. Please use short description here, about only 75 characters on the first line; if you need a longer description, then add one empty line, and then add as many 75-character lines as you want. Press CREATE button.
Screen updates. Press EDIT in right top corner of the site:
There is a row with commands in right side of the site:
Press OPEN. In a new window type a name for file where you want make your change:
Please use a tooltip for selecting a full path to file! Click OPEN. It opens a source code editor:
Make your changes in the source code and click SAVE in right top site corner. Please wait, it shows a message like "All changes saved" in left bottom corner, then click CLOSE in right top site corner. You'll back to main site where you'll can see the changed file with your change. 
If your changes are in more than one file then just repeat operations from OPEN command as you need.
So, you made all your changes. Now you need someone who will review your patch. 
If you have a friend from LibreOffice developers (as me;-), then you can add it to reviewers directly. Click ADD REVIEWER in left side of the site and in first row of new window type his nickname or e-mail to add him in opening window. Then press START REVIEW there.
If you know nobody from LibreOffice developers then you can ask them to review your patch on #libreoffice-dev IRC channel in
In that case click START REVIEW in main window and finally click PUBLISH EDIT in top right corner of the site.
Now you should just wait. You'll get one message from jenkins test bot and if it will be +1, then someone from developers should review the patch and set +2 and then will merge it to LibreOffice source code.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Updated branding in LibreOffice's 7.0 windows installer

So, I just show you two screenshots with current view of LibreOffice's 7.0 windows installer:

Looks nice.

Saturday, April 25, 2020

How to install Glade on macOS

Possible you need Glade, but you use macOS and won't change your OS or use any virtual machine. You can install Glade on your macOS using Homebrew. Three simple steps:
Open a Terminal.
Enter a first command: /bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL"
It will download and install Homebrew on your macOS. 
Note, you should be enter your admin password two or three time during that process.
After end of Homebrew installing enter a second command: brew install glade.
So now you can start Glade with command glade in the Terminal.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Branding change in LibreOffice 7.0

It's still WIP, but I can show you pair of images with a new branding in LibreOffice 7.0. And you can look at it yourself when you'll download a current daily build by link.
So a first image is new the About dialog:
And a second image is the Start Center (empty):
Looks nice for me=) Thanks to our designers for it.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Presentation templates for Impress

Possibly you search some nice presentation templates for LibreOffice Impress, because in-build templates aren't good for you?
You can find many templates here or
Just download an archive that you liked, unzip it and start your work by double click on OTP file ;-)

Friday, April 3, 2020

LibreOffice's extension Formatting of All Math Formulas 0.1.9 is released

We have updated our extension Formatting of All Math Formulas to 0.1.9 version.
The extension allows you to change font and font size for all (or only for selected) Math formulas in your Writer, Calc, Draw or Impress document for one time.
In this version we fixed problem with change symbols from bold and italic to normal view after extension using.
And here is a direct link to download a new 0.1.9 version of the extension. 

Monday, March 2, 2020

Sukapura is a new LibreOffice icon theme

Rizal Muttaqin has added a new icon theme into LibreOffice. Its name is Sukapura. That icon theme will be a default theme for a new LibreOffice installation in macOS. It looks very nice for me.
The Sukapura icon theme will available in future LibreOffice 7.0 release.
But, if you want, you can install it right now using a Rizal's extension.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Navigator imprevements by Jim Raykowski

Jim Raikowski, one from LibreOffice's developers, has made many very nice Navigator improvements for Writer and Calc.
- Navigator's categories are gray if they don't have any items. It works in Writer and in Calc Navigators.
- New items Go To, Edit, Delete, Rename were added for all objects context menu in Writer's Navigator (Headings, Tables, Frames, Images, etc.)
- New items Promote/Demote level and Promote/Demote chapter were added to Headings context menu in Writer's Navigator
- Added a new feature "Outline tracking" for Headings in Writer's Navigator. You'll can find it in Hedings context menu in the Navigator. It can be in three states: Default, Focus, Off. Try click by your mouse in several place in your big text document with many headings. You'll see that Headings in Navigator will be selected automatically according to text cursor position.
- It was replaced the navigation toolbox with the navigate by elements control. 
It all will be available in future LibreOffice 7 release in early August 2020. But you already can try it right now if you'll install a LibreOffice's daily build from
Thanks Jim for your great work!

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Russian LibreOffice Draw guide is updated to 6.3 version

Today I ended to update Russain LibreOffice Draw Guide from 4.3 to 6.3 version. It isn't a translate from an original guide to Russain because there is no original Draw Guide for 6.3 version.
You can download Russain LibreOffice Draw Guide6.3 by link.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

LibreOffice 6.4 RC3 is available

LibreOffice 6.4 RC3 is available for downloading now. There are builds for all main OS for 64 bit. There is a 32 bit build for Windows also. These builds are only for testing.
Links for direct downloading below:
Source code
Description of fixed bugs in LibreOffice 6.4 RC3 compare with LibreOffice 6.4 RC2 is by link.
If you found a bug in LibreOffice 6.4 RC3, then please file a bug reprort in our Bugzilla.
I think it's a latest test build before final LibreOffice 6.4 release. Possibly LibreOffice 6.4 RC3 will be a final release without any change as it already was before.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Next release after LibreOffice 6.4 will be LibreOffice 7

Congratulations! Next release after LibreOffice 6.4 will be LibreOffice 7 instead LibreOffice 6.5. Look at that message in marketing mail list.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

LibreOffice 6.4 RC2 is available

LibreOffice 6.4 RC2 is available for downloading now. There are builds for all main OS for 64 bit. There is a 32 bit build for Windows also. These builds are only for testing.
Links for direct downloading below:
Source code
Description of fixed bugs in LibreOffice 6.4 RC2 compare with LibreOffice 6.4 RC1 is by link.
If you found a bug in LibreOffice 6.4 RC2, then please file a bug reprort in our Bugzilla.
Else one candidat release will be before final release of LibreOffice 6.4.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Problem with LibreOffice installed with SiGUI

This note is more for QA people in LibreOffice project. 
If you test LibreOffice in Windows then possibly you use the SiGUI tool for parallel installing of many versions of LibreOffice.
Some days ago I got a crash in current developer build (future LibreOffice 6.5) that was installed with SiGUI. Nobody could repro that crash, but I got it every time. Deleting of user profile have not help. I always installed LibreOffice for testing into the same directory on top of old version. It was a reason for my problem! A crash disappeared only after LibreOffice installing to another clean directory.
So better install LibreOffice for testing with SiGUI only in clean path and if you want use for it only one directory, then delete all subdirectories and all files from it before install.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

About problems in LibreOffice from Linux distro packages

Very big thank you for all people who write bug reports about LibreOffice in to our bugzilla. But sometime I see, that your problems are only in Linux distro's (like SuSe, Ubuntu, Arch, etc.) LibreOffice and we can't repro your problem in LibreOffice from TDF site.
Your reports are really very important for our project and you really help make LibreOffice better. Unfortunately, we have only several active QA member now. So I have a big request for you, dear bug reporters: before post a report with LibreOffice problem in to our bugzilla, please make sure that your problem reproducible not only in your installed LibreOffice but also in LibreOffice downloaded from TDF site. It makes QA work more simple.
Thank you for your reports anyway.