LibreOffice 4.3.5 built for Slackware, with 4.4.0 not far off

There was an announcement a few days ago by The Document Foundation about their latest release. LibreOffice 4.3.5 is now available for download. When browsing the download directories, I noticed that sources for 4.4.0 are already present there, but since there is no public announcement yet, I chose to ignore those sources for now. The 4.3.5 release targets “individual and enterprise users” and fixes 70 bugs compared to the previous version – which is perfect for a Slackware 14.1 user.

But I think the upcoming 4.4.0 version will not be as stable and therefore I may not be compiling packages for it as soon as the sources go public. Maybe I will target only slackware-current, but only if I have time (a libreoffice package compilation for a single architecturetakes roughly 14 hours here in a virtual machine).

My LibreOffice 4.3.5 packages for Slackware 14.1 and -current are ready for download from the usual mirror locations:

Reminder to all of you who also have my KDE 5 packages installed: do not use the updated harfbuzz from my ‘ktown‘ repository because it will break LibreOffice. If you are using Matteo Rossini’s slackpkg+ extension to slackpkg then you can configure it so that Slackware’s own harfbuzz package is preferred over the version which accompanies my KDE 5 packages. See this LQ thread for the details.

Have fun! Eric

15 thoughts on “LibreOffice 4.3.5 built for Slackware, with 4.4.0 not far off


  1. Again, Thank You Eric for taking the pain to provide updated packages of LO. This is a really-appreciated contribution to the Slackware ecosystem.



  2. Hi Eric and thanks for the release;

    just a question: which npapi framework do you use? I have a problem with a #define removed from the seamonkey one which make me to fail the build.


  3. Hi Davide,

    On my build box (virtual machines) I am usually a bit careful with seamonkey upgrades, precisely for the reason you outline.
    I have compiled LibreOffice using seamonkey-2.29.1.


  4. Hello.
    Again, thanks for your work (from Russia)!

    And one question:
    do you plan to compile KDE-5 (framework, plasma, applications)?


  5. Hi Oleg

    Yes I am thinking about the KDE 5 stuff at the moment. I have a few things on my pre-christmas TODO which I want to have out of the way first: there is need for a new pipelight and wine-pipelight package, and I want to create a git repository for my ‘ktown’ sources before I start working on the KDE 5 packages. The KDE 4 series were easily contained, because of the fact that all sources were released at the same time, but if I want to keep a proper history for KDE 5 I will have to use a version control system.





  6. Hello Eric, than you for your job and the time you have spent on it. I haven’t found the mozilla-plugin package for libreoffice 4.4.0. Maybe the mirrors are not fully updated?

    All the best.






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