The Document Foundation has revealed today that LibreOffice 5.0.4 has been released and is now available for download and upgrade.
LibreOffice 5.0.4 is now the most stable and advanced version available and it comes with a large number of fixes and other small improvements. Developers will continue to provide support for this particular branch for a few more months, so upgrading now is actually a good idea.
This open source office suite has been getting better and better with these small updates. Developers still find issues to fix, and the two Release Candidates that have been made available for 5.0.4 have been very consistent. A large number of DOCX improvements have landed, among other stuff.
LibreOffice 5.0.4 is ready for download
“The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 5.0.4, the fourth release of the LibreOffice 5.0 family, with a large number of fixes over the previous releases. So far, the LibreOffice 5.0 family is the most popular LibreOffice ever, based on feedback from journalists and end users,” the developers have explained.
The Document Foundation has also specified that if users want to adopt this version on large scale deployments, they should seek professional support from certified migration consultants and trainers. This is going to be a branch designed for such migrations, so they developers are prepared for support.
If you have an older version of Ubuntu, with the previous 4.x branch of the LibreOffice suite, you can upgrade by using this simple PPA. Just enter the following commands in a terminal near you:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade