Libreoffice is steadily nearing its 5.0.0 release moment. According to the release schedule, this is supposed to be unearthed somewhere early August. The source code for its first release candidate was made available a few days ago.
Because major new releases always give me headaches when updating the build script, I decided to tackle this issue ahead of time so that I can do a release of the final product without delays. But it turned out that two iterations of the script were enough to build a package for libreoffice-5.0.0.rc1 without errors. The application starts and seems to work properly, but who am I to judge that… I use vim most of the time when I write texts.
Therefore I uploaded the packages I have created. Their useability is limited to computers running 64-bit Slackware-current. The download location is:
where you can find the packages (all the dictionaries but no language packs, just the “en_US” localization of the interface) as well as the build script and patches.
Please share your feedback with me on this blog page if you decide to download the packages and give them a spin.
Have fun! Eric