Software Update: Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2




The final release of version 4.1.2 of OpenOffice is released. This open source office package started in 1984 as StarOffice. In 1999 it came into the hands of Sun Microsystems, and then it ended up with Oracle in 2010. After a number of developers from dissatisfaction about how Oracle project aanstuurde to LibreOffice has changed, ultimately the source code donated to the Apache Software Foundation. OpenOffice includes a word processor (Writer), a spreadsheet (Calc), a presentation program (Impress), a drawing program (Draw), a database program (Base) and a program to make scientific notations (Formula). The release notes for version 4.1.2 are as follows:

Improvements / Enhancements

Several distinct enhancements were applied to the management and WebDAV file locking: OpenOffice is now bootable to properly interact with Microsoft SharePoint, enabling a more productive usage in corporate-level environments. These enhancements were funded, and contributed upstream, by the Emilia-Romagna regional administration (Italy), where OpenOffice is adopted was a few years ago.
The PDF export dialog has been redesigned for better usability on small laptop screens.
Underlying libraries for the solver and digital signing functionality have been updated, for better performance and Increased security.
OpenOffice 4.1.2 fixes security vulnerabilities. See the security announcements page for more information.

Removed / Retired Features

Support for the ancient .hwp file format was retired. This was a rarely used format created with versions of the program named “Hangul Word Processor” prior to 1997; Therefore impact on users is expected to be minimal. The few users who have files in the format .hwp shouldering convert them to ODF using Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1 before upgrading.
Bug fixes

125 326 – SVG] Missing type attribute or style element does not get default value
107 619 – Bug in Find & replace with regular expression
125 991 – Fatal Error “index out of bounds” on Gtk
126 480 – Update meta data for OpenOffice 4.1.2
118 923 – Build or OS / 2 tree
125 501 – Spellcheck does not work, category B modules are missing (OS / 2)
125 592 – 4.1.1 RC3 (os / 2) can not open encrypted file, NSS modules are missing
126 586 – automation deadlock: osl_closeSocket () does not wake up thread stuck in accept ()
125 613 – Insert Picture from file do not work
126 447 – When using Language Tools, toggling the checkbox “Check grammar” in the spell checker Removes Content
125 897 – Color palette HAS ‘Blue 1 “as the same color as’ Sky Blue 1′
63 015 – DF-Export and Type1 Fonts: Error exporting umlaut
105 098 – [Mac] inserting files (eg images) into a document by drag & drop is not possible
121492nd – Base can not filter by dates
122 712 – PDF Export dialog too tall for some monitor screens
124 158 – Update CoinMP
125 194 – Can not work with shared documents on SharePoint webdav
125 519 – CRASH When step-through document from page to page
126281st – Remove HWP (Hangul Word Processor) filter
126 305 – WebDAV lock on 4.1.1 does not work
126 582 – When trying to access a read / only share on Sharepoint an error is shown
126 120 – [IT] Wrong translation for “Record changes” (record di dati)
126 572 – Update OpenSSL to 0.9.8zg
117 989 – Basic functions Day (), Hour () Minute () and Second () returns wrong results for dates


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