Apache OpenOffice 4.1.8 released

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Apache OpenOffice 4.1.8 released

Postby robleyd » Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:47 am

10 November 2020 - Apache OpenOffice, the leading Open Source office document productivity suite, announced today Apache OpenOffice 4.1.8, now available in 41 languages on Windows, macOS and Linux.

Apache OpenOffice 4.1.8 is a maintenance release aimed at correcting some regressions and delivering the latest English dictionary. All users of Apache OpenOffice 4.1.7 or earlier are advised to upgrade.

For the complete overview see the list in Bugzilla:

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Apache OpenOffice 4.1.8 Release Notes:

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Re: Apache OpenOffice 4.1.8 released

Postby RoryOF » Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:58 pm

Microsoft Defender may refuse to let this application be installed without extra authorisation

See https://twitter.com/fcassia/status/1326340013190221826?s=1 for details of how to install.
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Re: Apache OpenOffice 4.1.8 released

Postby MrProgrammer » Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:59 am

The release notes say that AOO 4.1.8 includes fixes for two important issues. Both have been reported in numerous posts on the forum.

Issue 127789 - Update error(s) including program and extension
Summary: Using Help → Check for updates fails with
   Status=Checking for update failed
   Description=Error reading data from the Internet
Checking for an update failed

Issue 125431 - "The Password is incorrect. The file cannot be opened."
Summary: The correct password fails to open a file which has been protected using "Save with password".
Screen Shot 2020-11-11 at 21.51.15.png
Save with password

If you install OpenOffice 4.1.8 and have difficulty with it, you can uninstall it and request 4.1.7 (or other versions) from the download page (third selection box after choosing operating system and language). Uninstalling/installing does not touch your documents.

 Edit: For people using MacOS 10.n:
MacOS 11.0 ("Big Sur") is being released today, 2020-11-12. It seems unlikely that any versions of OpenOffice have been tested with this release of MacOS, thus if you choose to install MacOS 11.0 you are heading into uncharted territory. It may take some time to resolve any problems you encounter. If the stability of OpenOffice is important to you, consider not upgrading to MacOS 11.0 until more is known about how OpenOffice runs on that platform. If you don't know what release of MacOS you are running, see  → About This Mac. If you are having problems with OpenOffice after installing MacOS 11.n and want to downgrade to your previous release of MacOS, contact Apple.
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