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Subject [CONF] Apache OpenOffice Community > AOO 3.4.1 Release Notes
Date Tue, 31 Jul 2012 16:46:00 GMT
Space: Apache OpenOffice Community (
Page: AOO 3.4.1 Release Notes (

Edited by Kay Schenk:
h2. General Remarks

The Apache OpenOffice 3.4.1 is a maintenance release, intended to fix critical issues and
improve the overall quality of the application.

General areas of improvement include:  additional language support, bug fixes, performance
improvements and Windows 8 compatibility enhancements.  Further details on each of
these areas are below.

h2. Additional Language Support

h4. New translations available in Apache OpenOffice 3.4.1 include:

* Finnish
* British English
* Khmer
* Slovak
* Slovenian

h4. Updated translations available in Apache OpenOffice 3.4.1 include:

* Dutch
* Spanish
* Italian
* Hungarian

h4. For a complete list of available languages and language packs see:

h2. Additional Platform Support

None at this time.

h2. Bug Fixes

As of 2012/07/31, there were 63 verified issues that have been resolved.

This list can be found at:

You will need an OpenOffice Bugzilla login to view it.

(An [OpenOffice Bugzilla|] login will enable you to search for
any bugs that may interest you.)

Important bug fixes have been made in these areas:

* various "quickstarter" problems
* extension cleanup
* "undo"/"redo" issues in Calc
* "freeze" problem with Calc when languagetools are installed
* non-detection of java. "Oracle" as a java provider was added to aid in JVM identification.
Previously, the vendor was Sun.
* automatic update checking re-enabled by default

The QE team has been tracking additional fixes as well. See their complete reports at:


h2. Performance Improvements/Enhancements

* Cleanup of temporary areas used by extensions installations.  This will reduce
the per-user disk footprint for multi-user installations.
* Keeping only one English dictionary for US-en installations instead of 5. This will save
user space.
Users will be able to add other English dictionaries (Canadian, Australian, New Zealand) as
* Hunspell library upgraded to version 1.3.2 from 1.2.9. This version contains several improvements
for Dutch, German and other Germanic languages with extended compound word usage.

h2. Microsoft Windows 8 Compatibility

With this release we have tested with Windows 8.  So far it looks good. 
We are in the process of going through the official Windows 8 Certification checklist and
some minor issues still remain.  See the wiki document below.


Note: the improvements made in Apache OpenOffice 3.4.1 to better support Windows 8 will also
benefit Windows 7 users.

h2. Known Issues

* Apache OpenOffice 3.4 and 3.4.1 manage the user profile differently than previous versions.
The old user profile is automatically converted so that users can keep their extensions and
settings. In a minority of cases, especially with highly customized profiles (many extensions
or customizations) the conversion doesn't succeed. Common symptoms are: frequent application
crashes, problems with dictionaries or thesaurus, OpenOffice starting and crashing after a
few seconds. To solve this, just reset/rename your user profile as explained in the official
OpenOffice forum: []

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