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LibreOffice 4.2.4 came along

After I had built the new KDE, I discovered that there is also a new release of LibreOffice. The LibreOffice 4.2.4 announcement (codenamed ‘Fresh’) states that the new release “is suited for early adopters willing to leverage a larger number of innovations. For enterprise deployments and for more conservative users, The Document Foundation suggests the more mature LibreOffice 4.1.6“. Damn… I only have 4.1.5 packages  in my repository under the “14.0”directory – built on Slackware 14.0 and working well on Slackware 14.1 and -current. I will have to build 4.1.6 at some point and make all you conservatives happy.

Back to the 4.2.4 release now:

Packages for Slackware 14.1 and -current are ready for download from the usual mirror locations:

Note that if you are on KDE and simply “upgradepkg” the libreoffice package, your application may suddenly look very out of style, having switched to a GTK look & feel. All you need to do is “installpkg” the new libreoffice-kde-integration package (I split the KDE support out of the big LO package and into its own separate package for LO 4.2.3, so it’s possible that you already have it).



Comment from gegechris99
Posted: May 13, 2014 at 23:03

Thank you for these packages. I’m a rather conservative user but a .4 minor version is fine for me. So I jumped into LO 4.2.4. As I’m using the MATE desktop, the GTK look and feel of LO suits me well 🙂

Comment from Mike Langdon (mlangdn)
Posted: May 14, 2014 at 00:24

Thanks again Eric. I did not know of the kde integration. Guess I didn’t read enough on the last release…..

Comment from Janis
Posted: May 14, 2014 at 06:59

Hi, Eric!
If it would not be overburden – may be you could consider building Apache OpenOffice as well? IT people in Latvia prefer having OO as a more stable and polished tool not overloaded with innovations.

Comment from alienbob
Posted: May 14, 2014 at 08:12

Hi Janis

It simply takes too much of my time already to keep up-to-date versions of all the big ones like KDE, LibreOffice, Chromium, VLC. I can’t absorbe OpenOffice along with those.
I am afraid you’ll have to stick with the binaries provided by Apache at and wrapping them into a Slackware package using the SBo script at


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