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LibreOffice turns 6; receives new update with many improvements

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The open source community is rejoicing today as LibreOffice turned six. The most actively developed open source office suite was debuted back in 2010.

LibreOffice was forked from the original in 2010 and got its first stable release in January 2011. Although the open source project was initially owned by Sun Microsystems, The Document Foundation gained its access following the historic acquisition of Sun Microsystems by Oracle.

With its presence across multiple platforms including Android, Linux, macOS and Windows, LibreOffice has emerged as the most widely available open source development. The office package holds a record of over 140 million downloads and around 80 people contribute on a monthly basis to improve its experience. Moreover, several governments have so far opted LibreOffice presence at their offices.

LibreOffice 5.2.2

The Document Foundation is celebrating the sixth anniversary by releasing LibreOffice 5.2.2. This new version comes as the second minor release of the LibreOffice 5.2 family that was launched earlier this year.

“LibreOffice 5.2.2, targeted at technology enthusiasts, early adopters and power users, provides a number of fixes over the major release announced in August,” wrote Italo Vignoli, co-founder of The Document Foundation, in the announcement.

The LibreOffice update is available for download through the official website. Developers can also get its SDK and source code from the site to expand the productivity project.