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Libre office 6.1

#1 Post by Gordon Cooper » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:48 pm

LO 6.1.0 has just been released. There are several changes from 6.0 and from the discussions on the LO User group I think there may be a few bugs. Perhaps wait a bit then
put it into the test repo?
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Re: Libre office 6.1

#2 Post by dreamer » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:33 pm

Gordon Cooper wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:48 pm
LO 6.1.0 has just been released. There are several changes from 6.0 and from the discussions on the LO User group I think there may be a few bugs. Perhaps wait a bit then
put it into the test repo?
Sounds good to me. LO is productivity software so if anyone is using it as such, they may not like upgrades. I should mention that LibreOffice supplies AppImages so any regressions can be overcome by simply downloading your favorite version of LO as AppImage. So whatever happens to LO in MX Linux I don't see it as a big deal any more.

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Re: Libre office 6.1

#3 Post by nathan2423 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:01 pm

Any update on putting Libreoffice 6.1 in the test repo?

I freely admit to being shallow and never being able to enthusiastically adopt Libreoffice because of my subjective view of its "look" - especially the icons. I see that 6.1 has a new icon design called Colibre. It seems to have some color without going cartoonish, and even if it is designed for windows, it looks more attractive (to my subjective eyes) than most of the existing ones, so I'd like to try that when it's available.

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Re: Libre office 6.1

#4 Post by baldyeti » Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:36 pm

LO 6.1.2 is available in stretch-backports, hence in mxpi

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Re: Libre office 6.1

#5 Post by Richard » Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:54 pm

LibO-6.0.1 is currently available from the MX-test repo.
I used it for a couple of months, then installed 6.1.0 from the LibO website.

I am currently using version 6.1.1 and today downloading and will install this afternoon, from here:
https://www.libreoffice.org/download/do ... .2&lang=es
It works fine. The major changes to the interface occurred a few releases back.
And currently downloading version 6.1.2 from the LibreOffice website.

I like the new look --seems a bit more intuitive to me.
The Colibre icons are nice and I'm currently using the Elementary set.
I always liked the Tango icons, but I like that the Elementary icons are a bit bolder.

Note: The Elementary icons lost some of their charm in 6.1.2. Back to Colibre.
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Re: Libre office 6.1

#6 Post by nathan2423 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:05 pm

Thank you baldyeti -- I installed from backports and colibre is there. I can't say that I'm 100% sold after installing it, but if I were asking my secretary to use Libreoffice this is pretty clearly the icon theme that has the most "windows-familiar" look.

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Re: Libre office 6.1

#7 Post by Richard » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:30 pm

Decided to install LibO-6.1.2, from Debian backports along with the database packages.
Everything is working as expected.
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Re: Libre office 6.1

#8 Post by Pierre » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:25 am

likewise, I've manually installed Libre Office 6.1.x
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and it does seem to be a nice upgrade, but as always, there is some quirks.
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Re: Libre office 6.1

#9 Post by dreamer » Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:10 pm

I downloaded version 6.1.2.1 as AppImage from LibreOffice. I was happy to see that 6.1 as AppImage is still fully GTK2 (VCL). I have seen screenshots of ugly (less useful) GTK3 dialogs coming to LO 6.1. Of course the AppImage can't be built against GTK3 because it targets distros from 2010 and later.

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