The Document Foundation has announced today the general availability of LibreOffice 7.4.2 as the second point release to the latest LibreOffice 7.4 Community open-source, free- and cross-platform office suite.
The LibreOffice 7.4.2 point release is here to help clarify various issues, bugs, and annoyances discovered in the LibreOffice 7.4 office suite series. According to the RC1 and RC2, there are exactly 80 bug fixes included in the LibreOffice 7.4.2 point release.
These bugfixes improve document compatibility from proprietary office suites, as well as support for LibreOffices native document format, ODF (OpenDocument Format), and alleviate problems, including bugs.
LibreOffice 7.4.2 is available for download right from the official website as binary installers for DEB or RPM-based GNU/Linux distributions. It''s recommended to wait until version 7.4.2 comes to the system before updating.
If you do not need the latest LibreOffice 7.4 office capabilities, The Document Foundation recommends continuing to use the LibreOffice 7.3 series, which has been upgraded to LibreOffice 7.3.6, and its effectiveness is still up until November 30th and 2022, with total of seven maintenance updates.
On the other hand, LibreOffice 7.4 will be supported until June 12th and 2023, with total of six maintenance updates. The next point release, LibreOffice 7.4.3, is scheduled for the end of November 2022.
The Document Foundation makes us aware that this is the Community offering of its LibreOffice open-source office suite, which is supported by volunteers as well as members of the LibreOffice community.
The Document Foundation encourages the use of the LibreOffice Enterprise family of applications from ecosystem partners for enterprise deployments and those who require technical help.