Author Archives: Markus Mohrhard

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Guadec 2014

I had the privilege to attend GUADEC this year and speak about Libreoffice. I was really impressed by the conference and enjoyed the beautiful city of Strasbourg and the nice Gnome community. My talk was about Resuing Libreoffice in your application … Continue reading

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Property mapping in charts

The release of the next LibreOffice version is not that far away with a lot of cool new features. Additionally to the many nice features already mentioned on our Release Notes page I want to talk a bit about one … Continue reading

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Update about our import/export crash testing

I wrote a blog post last year reporting about our import crash testing with a python script and how we use these results to improve our quality. Since last year we have extended the script and use it regularly on … Continue reading

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OOXML strict support in Libreoffice

Recently it came to our attention that we can only handle OOXML transitional and the older Microsoft dialect of OOXML. A short analysis of the document showed that OOXML strict uses different namespaces and different relationship URLs. After two days … Continue reading

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Cppunit 1.13.2 released

The new cppunit release which is just a minor update brings mainly support for 64bit Windows builds and fixed some packaging bugs related to the Visual Studio project files. For Linux/Unix users the only change is that we report dlopen … Continue reading

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Automated import crash testing in Libreoffice

I have been working recently on finishing the work on a python script for Libreoffice that automatically imports documents and tests if we crash there. The plan is to run this script automatically against all our bugzilla documents on a … Continue reading

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Why I contribute my changes to Libreoffice and won’t re-license them to a non-copyleft license?

So after reading several times on another mailing list that Libreoffice developers should relicense their patches to make them available to other descendents in the OpenOffice.org ecosystem I’m indirectly responding in this blog post and explaining why I contribute to … Continue reading

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Cppunit 1.13.1 Libreoffice version released

After our first cppunit release 1.13.0 has been released about two months ago I’m now proud to announce 1.13.1, a small bug fix release for the 1.13 line. You can find the release tarball at the cppunit freedesktop page. The … Continue reading

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Color scales and data bars

Color scales and data bars are one of our new features in Libreoffice 3.6 You can find more new and cool features in our Release Notes. But what are color scales and data bars? Color scales and data bars are … Continue reading

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Upcoming blog posts

I’ll going to write some blog posts here about my work in Libreoffice. There are some highly user visible topics like the color scales and data bars we added to 3.6 and some nearly invisble work like reworking the cell … Continue reading

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