LibreOffice 4.4.1 released

The Document Foundation announced the release of LibreOffice 4.4.1, the first bugfix release from the 4.4 branch of LibreOffice which contains new features and program enhancements. As such, the version is stable and is suitable for all users.


Some key performance enhancement in this release includes:

  • Loading large autocorrect lists is at least twice as fast now, because the lists are parsed in a thread by the fastparser and repeated parsing of unchanged files is avoided
  • Redundant image swap out / in has been significantly cleaned up avoiding wasteful image load/save
  • FastSerializer classes used by all OpenXML export are very significantly faster and more efficient, reducing syscall thrash
  • JPEG-Turbo – we now use and bundle this library which provides in excess of a 2x performance improvement for loading and de-compressing JPEG images
  • Mail merge in Writer should be now significantly faster when processing a large number of records

General notes on features and enhancements are contained in this release. For a detailed list, please check complete release notes here.

Install LibreOffice 4.4.1 on Ubuntu OS

sudo apt-get remove --purge libreoffice*

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install libreoffice
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