LibreOffice 3.5.2 and Gimp 2.8.0 RC 1 available

We continue with the good news, this time from the hand of The Document Foundation that has announced the availability of version 3.5.2 of its popular Office Suite. HR what's new in LibreOffice can be consulted in this link, where we will see an extensive list with bug fixes and slight improvements in the core of the application.

For his part, already we can download and try the first release Candidate of version 2.8.0 de Gimp. The most interesting novelty (and expected) for all it is the Single Window Mode that users have claimed so much, as well as the possibility of anchoring the pop-up windows to our liking and having the documents open by tabs. Other improvements will come with text and layer work, resource management, and tools. It only remains to be seen when they will launch the final version, since the development of this application has been delayed a lot.


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  1.   Wolf said

    Great news. They are two programs that I use almost daily and one is always happy to see that their development does not stop.

    In any case, LibreOffice could do with an interface tweak. Maybe something Calligra style, I don't know. Nor do I ask for anything revolutionary, just a little more adapted to the times and the type of screens that are used today.

  2.   nonamed said

    It seems like years that the single gimp window was announced

    Better late than never

  3.   Nano said

    It seems great to me, two of the most powerful working tools in Linux are being updated and taking really interesting features.

  4.   ErunamoJAZZ said

    Since I have memory of my linux life (2008?), They have been talking about Gimp's single window mode. I think that will definitely give a very good boost to the program, which although it is very good, is… ugly xD

  5.   Saints said

    Interesting about The Gimp ... I wonder if you will get .deb packages to install in Debian without having to compile or anything ... Or as always, Windows users will be the only ones who will not have to wait so long to try it.
    The same is not the case with LibreOffice, which I only have to download the .deb packages and install them on my Debian Lenny (old stable), in this case Windows is no advantage ...

    1.    Sebas_vv9127 said

      Friend, the Gimp in the Old stable branch has version 2.4 and in the Unstable branch it has version 2.6… 🙁 And in the Experimental branch no Gimp package.

      1.    Sebas_vv9127 said

        2.8

  6.   azavenom said

    Very good from the gimp I already downloaded it 😛 but I don't know how to compile them hehehe

    1.    Sebas_vv9127 said

      Use the Gimp PPA, and I'm sure they will update it to version 2.8… Wait for them to compile and upload it to the PPA

      https://launchpad.net/~matthaeus123/+archive/mrw-gimp-svn

  7.   Marco said

    I have noticed that LO is very stable and its support for proprietary formats has improved a lot, especially with pptx files. I think the time has come to worry about the interface and bring it into the XNUMXst century.

  8.   TDE said

    LibreOffice in its version 3.5 was a very important change to fully immerse myself in Linux. With that version I totally parted ways with MS Word. There was a problem with creating footnotes that made my life a horror of wanting to work. Since 3.5 I saw a giant leap: the lighter and more stable interface, and a much greater compatibility with other text programs.

    Since that version they have not told me again at the University where I work: "try to present your work in Word format" (¬_¬)

    I'll try right away to see how it works for me 😀

  9.   ridri said

    It is preferable that libreoffice worry more about its functionality and compatibility with office (if not it is hardly worth anything, sad but it is the reality) than its aesthetics, which is not bad either. It seems to me a similar case to vlc which also has a somewhat shabby appearance but it is still one of the reproduction tools that works best and that is why it is used by so many people not for its appearance.

  10.   leodelacruz said

    Thanks, this ppa if it works

  11.   geno said

    Hello Elav, do you have any idea how to install it in debian squeeze without loading the squeeze because it gave me errors everywhere yesterday when compiling it and the dependencies, oh my god, and in the end I had to install debian squeeze again.
    I dedicate my free time to graphic design and I'm waiting for this new gimp like May water ...
    Thanks in advance.

    1.    elav <° Linux said

      Actually I have no idea how to do it in Squeeze, I guess it is not possible for now due to a dependency problem.