6 Aug 2019

QA Report: July 2019

General Activities

  1. LibreOffice 6.2.5 was announced on July 4
  2. LibreOffice 6.3 RC1, RC2 and RC3 were released throughout the month
  3. A Bug Hunting Session for LibreOffice 6.3 RC1 was help on July 8
  4. The 6 GSOC students passed the second evaluation. Reports with their weekly work are sent to the development mailing list
  5. Olivier Hallot has created Redaction and FOURIER function new help pages
  6. Ashod Nakashian (Collabora) implemented multiple selections in Slide sorter
  7. Tamás Zolnai (Collabora) continues his Interoperable text-based form controls work
  8. Arkadiy Illarionov keeps cleanining duplicated code
  9. Justin Luth (Collabora) implemented an option to consolidate multiple textObjs in Draw
  10. Michael Stahl (CIB) brought peace and harmony to fly at-char selection and fixed several crashes
  11. Miklos Vajna (Collabora) added support for comment on images and charts in Writer
  12. Stephan Bergmann (Red Hat) bumped minimum Java version to 8 towards LibreOffice 6.4
  13. Grzegorz Araminowicz (Collabora) keeps improving SmartArt support
  14. Tamas Bunth (Collabora) and Xisco Fauli fixed some Firebird issues right before the LibreOffice 6.3 final release
  15. Caolán McNamara (Ret Hat) keeps welding dialogs in order to give them a native feeling
  16. Coverity analyzer is back and many new reported problems are already fixed
  17. Balazs Varga (NISZ Team) keeps fixing OOXML Chart issues
  18. László Németh (NISZ Team) keeps fixing Tracking Changes interoperability issues
  19. Tünde Tóth (NISZ Team) fixed some hyperlink interoperability issues
  20. every Hyperlink in LO (Writer,Impress,Draw,Calc) should have now a context menu with 4 hyperlink entries: Open Hyperlink, Edit Hyperlink, Copy Hyperlink Location, Remove Hyperlink – Samuel Mehrbrodt (CIB)
  21. Artur Neumann added a script to Writer and Calc to ensure dialogs don’t crash when they are opened
  22. Jan-Marek Glogowski (CIB) keeps working on qt5
  23. Reported Bugs

    470 bugs, 55 of which are enhancements, have been reported by 266 people.

    Top 10 Reporters

  1. NISZ LibreOffice Team ( 24 )
  2. Roman Kuznetsov ( 22 )
  3. andreas_k ( 16 )
  4. Xisco Faulí ( 13 )
  5. Robert Großkopf ( 12 )
  6. Konstantin Kharlamov ( 12 )
  7. Telesto ( 9 )
  8. canned ( 8 )
  9. Adalbert Hanßen ( 7 )
  10. Aron Budea ( 5 )

Triaged Bugs

506 bugs have been triaged by 71 people.

Top 10 Triagers

  1. Xisco Faulí ( 120 )
  2. Dieter Praas ( 56 )
  3. Heiko Tietze ( 34 )
  4. V Stuart Foote ( 29 )
  5. Buovjaga ( 26 )
  6. raal ( 22 )
  7. Oliver Brinzing ( 22 )
  8. Alex Thurgood ( 18 )
  9. Aron Budea ( 16 )
  10. Jacques Guilleron ( 12 )

Resolution of resolved bugs

400 bugs have been set to RESOLVED.

Check the following sections for more information about bugs resolved as FIXED, WORKSFORME and DUPLICATE.

Fixed Bugs

144 bugs have been fixed by 32 people.

Top 10 Fixers

  1. Caolán McNamara ( 12 )
  2. Samuel Mehrbrodt ( 9 )
  3. Jan-Marek Glogowski ( 8 )
  4. Heiko Tietze ( 8 )
  5. Jim Raykowski ( 7 )
  6. László Németh ( 7 )
  7. Xisco Fauli ( 7 )
  8. Gülşah Köse ( 7 )
  9. Gabor Kelemen ( 6 )
  10. Miklos Vajna ( 5 )

List of critical bugs fixed

  1. tdf#125693 MacOS: System dialogs are not in english ( Thanks to Stephan Bergmann )
  2. tdf#126508 Crash and document recovery on option change of view -> icon style ( Thanks to Samuel Mehrbrodt )
  3. tdf#126605 Sidebar: Setting textbox directionality with Hebrew text crashes Impress ( Thanks to Xisco Fauli )

List of crashes fixed

  1. tdf#117185 Crash when closing the document after a specific undo redo operation (Paste) due to inserted fly anchored at end of last paragraph in body ( Thanks to Michael Stahl )
  2. tdf#117215 CRASH after undoing a paste operation ( Thanks to Michael Stahl )
  3. tdf#125824 SfxUndoManager::Undo() Crash When multi windows ( Thanks to Xisco Fauli )
  4. tdf#125863 Crash swlo!SwPostItField::GetTime ( Thanks to Jim Raykowski )
  5. tdf#126004 Crash swlo!SwEditShell::ValidateAllParagraphSignatures ( Thanks to Julien Nabet )
  6. tdf#126180 CRASH: sd::View::SdrEndTextEdit(bool) ( Thanks to Xisco Fauli )
  7. tdf#126197 CRASH: sd::View::SdrEndTextEdit(bool) (part 2) ( Thanks to Xisco Fauli )
  8. tdf#126236 Crash/Hang when starting Tools > Autocorrect > Apply and Edit changes ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  9. tdf#126279 CRASH when resuming work with a WebDAV document when session has timed out ( Thanks to Mike Kaganski )
  10. tdf#126334 Crash in: SvxNumberFormat::GetAbsLSpace() ( Thanks to Gülşah Köse )
  11. tdf#126340 Crash when removing entry in bullet list (change tracking involved) ( Thanks to Michael Stahl )
  12. tdf#126439 CRASH: closing LibreOffice while ‘Choose Item’ dialog is open (gen) ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  13. tdf#126508 Crash and document recovery on option change of view -> icon style ( Thanks to Samuel Mehrbrodt )
  14. tdf#126597 Don’t crash Outlook 2016 when sending multiple attachments mail via SimpleMail ( Thanks to Jan-Marek Glogowski )
  15. tdf#126605 Sidebar: Setting textbox directionality with Hebrew text crashes Impress ( Thanks to Xisco Fauli )

List of old bugs ( more than 4 years old ) fixed

  1. tdf#39742 DRAW, IMPRESS: Menu ‘Tools-Options-DRAW-Print’ settings not respected ( Thanks to Gabor Kelemen )
  2. tdf#44786 PRINTING: Draw ignores global print options, forgets print dialog settings ( Thanks to Gabor Kelemen )
  3. tdf#50530 UI: Changing font size makes the cursor to disappear ( Thanks to Jim Raykowski )
  4. tdf#70813 Bad alphabet sort of list of macros ( Thanks to Andreas Heinisch )
  5. tdf#83618 SIDEBAR: Paragraph dialog and SideBar Paragraph Content Panel — using different source for their Line spacing values ( Thanks to Jim Raykowski )

WORKSFORME bugs

82 bugs have been retested by 41 people.

Top 10 testers

  1. Heiko Tietze ( 10 )
  2. Xisco Faulí ( 9 )
  3. Oliver Brinzing ( 7 )
  4. Buovjaga ( 5 )
  5. Dieter Praas ( 5 )
  6. Alex Thurgood ( 4 )
  7. Roman Kuznetsov ( 3 )
  8. Telesto ( 2 )
  9. Regina Henschel ( 2 )
  10. xraf32 ( 2 )

DUPLICATED bugs

79 bugs have been duplicated by 30 people.

Top 10 testers

  1. Xisco Faulí ( 16 )
  2. V Stuart Foote ( 8 )
  3. Aron Budea ( 5 )
  4. Oliver Brinzing ( 5 )
  5. Heiko Tietze ( 4 )
  6. Dieter Praas ( 4 )
  7. Buovjaga ( 4 )
  8. Gabor Kelemen ( 3 )
  9. Harald Koester ( 2 )
  10. Michael Stahl (CIB) ( 2 )

Verified bug fixes

63 bugs have been verified by 12 people.

Top 10 Verifiers

  1. Xisco Faulí ( 30 )
  2. Dieter Praas ( 21 )
  3. Buovjaga ( 3 )
  4. Terrence Enger ( 1 )
  5. Timur ( 1 )
  6. Aron Budea ( 1 )
  7. Roman Kuznetsov ( 1 )
  8. Cor Nouws ( 1 )
  9. V Stuart Foote ( 1 )
  10. Luke ( 1 )

Categorized Bugs

220 bugs have been categorized with a metabug by 20 people.

Top 10 Categorizers

  1. Roman Kuznetsov ( 56 )
  2. Dieter Praas ( 45 )
  3. Thomas Lendo ( 28 )
  4. NISZ LibreOffice Team ( 23 )
  5. V Stuart Foote ( 17 )
  6. Xisco Faulí ( 9 )
  7. Gabor Kelemen ( 7 )
  8. Buovjaga ( 7 )
  9. Aron Budea ( 5 )
  10. Samuel Mehrbrodt (CIB) ( 5 )

Regression Bugs

68 bugs have been set as regressions by 20 people.

Top 10

  1. Xisco Faulí ( 23 )
  2. NISZ LibreOffice Team ( 6 )
  3. Alex Thurgood ( 6 )
  4. Buovjaga ( 4 )
  5. raal ( 3 )
  6. Regina Henschel ( 3 )
  7. Roman Kuznetsov ( 3 )
  8. Robert Großkopf ( 3 )
  9. OfficeUser ( 2 )
  10. Julien Nabet ( 2 )

Bisected Bugs

44 bugs have been bisected by 7 people.

Top 10 Bisecters

  1. Xisco Faulí ( 27 )
  2. Buovjaga ( 4 )
  3. Aron Budea ( 4 )
  4. NISZ LibreOffice Team ( 4 )
  5. raal ( 3 )
  6. Roman Kuznetsov ( 1 )
  7. Oliver Brinzing ( 1 )

 
 
 

Evolution of Unconfirmed Bugs

Check the current list of unconfirmed bugs here

Evolution of Open Regressions

Check the current list of open regressions here

Evolution of Open bibisectRequests

Check the current list of open bibisectrequests here

Evolution of Highest Priority Bugs

Check the current list of highest priority bugs here

Evolution of High Priority Bugs

Check the current list of high priority bugs here

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Join us and help to keep LibreOffice super reliable!
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9 Jul 2019

LibreOffice 6.3 RC1 is ready for testing!

The LibreOffice Quality Assurance ( QA ) Team is happy to announce LibreOffice 6.3 RC1 is ready for testing!

LibreOffice 6.3 will be released as final in mid August, 2019, being LibreOffice 6.3 RC1 the forth pre-release since the development of version 6.3 started in mid November, 2018 ( See the release plan ). Since LibreOffice 6.3 Beta2 ( the previous pre-release ), 123 commits have been submitted to the code repository and 66 bugs have been fixed. Check the release notes to find the new features included in this version of LibreOffice.

LibreOffice 6.3 RC1 can be downloaded from here, it’s available for Linux, MacOS and Windows. ( Note tha it will replace your actual installation )

In case you find any problem in this pre-release, please report it in Bugzilla ( You just need a legit email address in order to create a new account ) so it can get fixed before LibreOffice 6.3 final is released.

For help, you can contact us directly in our IRC channel.

Happy testing!!

3 Jul 2019

QA Report: June 2019

General Activities

  1. LibreOffice 6.3 beta2 was released for testing on June, 25
  2. The bibisect repositories from libreoffice-6-3-branch-point to latest master for Windows and Linux are available for cloning
  3. Miklos Vajna (Collabora) keeps working on btLr text direction
  4. Balazs Varga (NISZ Team) keeps improving Chart interoperability
  5. Noel Grandin (Collabora) keeps fixing performance issues. See ‘List of performance issues fixed’ below
  6. Arkadiy Illarionov is working on removing duplicated code
  7. Regina Henschel is working on converting Fontwork to TextWarp on export
  8. Jan-Marek Glogowski keeps improving Qt5 support
  9. Grzegorz Araminowicz (Collabora) keeps improving SmartArt support
  10. Tünde Tóth (NISZ Team) fixed some hyperlink interoperability problems
  11. Tomaž Vajngerl (Collabora) keeps improving support for iOs
  12. László Németh (NISZ Team) keeps working on improving tracking changes interoperability
  13. Thorsten Behrens (CIB) added support for PDF/A-2 export
  14. Roman Kuznetsov updated the fonts in the window installer
  15. Jim Raykowski fixed some undo and UI bugs

Reported Bugs

544 bugs, 74 of which are enhancements, have been reported by 282 people.

Top 10 Reporters

  1. Telesto ( 57 )
  2. NISZ LibreOffice Team ( 22 )
  3. Xisco Faulí ( 15 )
  4. Roman Kuznetsov ( 13 )
  5. Markus Elfring ( 11 )
  6. Robert Großkopf ( 10 )
  7. BottleOnTheGround ( 9 )
  8. Regina Henschel ( 7 )
  9. sergio.callegari ( 7 )
  10. Buovjaga ( 7 )

Triaged Bugs

545 bugs have been triaged by 80 people.

Top 10 Triagers

  1. Xisco Faulí ( 139 )
  2. Dieter Praas ( 67 )
  3. V Stuart Foote ( 34 )
  4. raal ( 31 )
  5. Julien Nabet ( 19 )
  6. Alex Thurgood ( 14 )
  7. Timur ( 13 )
  8. Heiko Tietze ( 13 )
  9. Olivier Hallot ( 12 )
  10. Roman Kuznetsov ( 11 )

Resolution of resolved bugs

622 bugs have been set to RESOLVED.

Check the following sections for more information about bugs resolved as FIXED, WORKSFORME and DUPLICATE.

Fixed Bugs

206 bugs have been fixed by 40 people.

Top 10 Fixers

  1. Caolán McNamara ( 21 )
  2. Jan-Marek Glogowski ( 17 )
  3. Miklos Vajna ( 11 )
  4. Eike Rathke ( 10 )
  5. Noel Grandin ( 9 )
  6. László Németh ( 7 )
  7. Roman Kuznetsov ( 7 )
  8. Jim Raykowski ( 6 )
  9. rizmut ( 6 )
  10. Balazs Varga ( 6 )

List of crashes fixed

  1. tdf#101473 [EDITING] Function wizard crashes LibO when evaluating addin that implement XVolatileResult ( Thanks to Eike Rathke )
  2. tdf#111522 SdrUndoMoveObj::Undo() Crash When multi windows ( Thanks to Miklos Vajna )
  3. tdf#122200 kde5: Crash when navigating tree in accerciser (Accessibility Explorer) ( Thanks to Michael Weghorn )
  4. tdf#125333 Crash on repeated searches with FindReplaceRememberedSearches=0 ( Thanks to heiko tietze )
  5. tdf#125382 Crash when check a “Personal Letter” on Letter Wizard ( Thanks to Xisco Fauli )
  6. tdf#125624 CRASH working with file with lots of hints ( Thanks to Mike Kaganski )
  7. tdf#125660 COMPARE DOCUMENTS: Crash in swlo!SwRedlineData::SetSeqNo ( Thanks to Michael Stahl )
  8. tdf#125670 Crash in: OutputDevice::InitClipRegion on Slide show ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  9. tdf#125685 crash in layout after paste on particular document ( Thanks to Michael Stahl )
  10. tdf#125692 kde5: Impress crashes when closing after using presentation minimizer ( Thanks to Jan-Marek Glogowski )
  11. tdf#125741 Crash: swlo!SwFrame::PrepareCursor ( Thanks to Michael Stahl )
  12. tdf#125751 Crash: ntdll!RtlEnterCriticalSection ( Thanks to Michael Stahl )
  13. tdf#125754 Crash swlo!SwAnchoredDrawObject::IsValidPos ( Thanks to Michael Stahl )
  14. tdf#125821 Crash on insertion of video ( Thanks to Jan-Marek Glogowski )
  15. tdf#125840 Crash when trying to customize Base Data View toolbar ( Thanks to Muhammet Kara )
  16. tdf#125866 crash when adding path/file to header in page style dialog ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  17. tdf#125982 Crash when opening Tools > Language > Hangul/Hanja Conversion in Calc ( gtk/gtk3) ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  18. tdf#125983 CRASH: Updating link to external files ( Thanks to Noel Grandin )
  19. tdf#126000 Crash deleting template ( Thanks to Noel Grandin )
  20. tdf#126017 Crash swlo!SwNode::EndOfSectionIndex ( Thanks to Michael Stahl )
  21. tdf#126020 LO Impress: Change slide vith video leads to crash ( Thanks to Jan-Marek Glogowski )
  22. tdf#126054 Crash when you select “File|Create Master Document” and save (Groupedbar Compact) ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  23. tdf#126134 CRASH: closing LibreOffice while printing long file (gen) ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  24. tdf#126137 CRASH: clicking on table ( Thanks to Xisco Fauli )

List of performance issues fixed

  1. tdf#113112 EDITING: Adding a new sheet before a existing large sheet is pretty slow ( Thanks to Noel Grandin )
  2. tdf#121094 Performance: Opening xlxs with many rows takes several minutes ( Thanks to Noel Grandin )
  3. tdf#125591 FILEOPEN: DOC: performance regression opening a file with EMF images ( Thanks to Miklos Vajna )
  4. tdf#125661 Copying a large sheet is very slow ( Thanks to Dennis Francis )
  5. tdf#125665 Big ODT documents take too long to load or save ( Thanks to Noel Grandin )
  6. tdf#125691 FILEOPEN: Document hangs at import time ( with OOO_EXIT_POST_STARTUP ) ( Thanks to Dennis Francis )
  7. tdf#125706 Fields have noticeable impact on loading/saving performance ( Thanks to Noel Grandin )
  8. tdf#67538 XTypeDetection::queryTypeByDescriptor poor performance ( Thanks to Noel Grandin )

List of old bugs ( more than 4 years old ) fixed

  1. tdf#48041 Impress FILEOPEN: diagram in pptx file looks wrong, vertical axis lines duplicated ( Thanks to Balazs Varga )
  2. tdf#54819 EDITING: with “track changes” the paragraph following a deleted paragraph changes its style ( Thanks to László Németh )
  3. tdf#67538 XTypeDetection::queryTypeByDescriptor poor performance ( Thanks to Noel Grandin )
  4. tdf#70234 FILESAVE: DOC/DOCX – Track change of fields not saved correctly ( Thanks to László Németh )
  5. tdf#75659 FILEOPEN: Imported .docx charts missing legend with default name ( Thanks to Balazs Varga )
  6. tdf#78657 FILESAVE: When saving a DOCX that has a picture with a hyperlink on it – the hyperlink is lost ( Thanks to Tünde Tóth )
  7. tdf#88287 UI: Rename “Lines” toolbar and removing “Arrows” toolbar from View > Toolbars ( Thanks to Roman Kuznetsov )
  8. tdf#89709 TOOLTIP: Page number tooltip doesnt appear in document with a single page ( Thanks to Jim Raykowski )
  9. tdf#89884 Icons for bold, italics and underline should not be tied to the English UI keyboard shortcuts ( Thanks to Rizal Muttaqin )
  10. tdf#89991 Save ODT as DOCX turns on Show Changes when Record Changes also on ( Thanks to László Németh )
  11. tdf#92079 Basic Dialog image background not set ( Thanks to Miklos Vajna )
  12. tdf#92083 Color bar should be included in the View menu ( Thanks to Roman Kuznetsov )
  13. tdf#92503 FILEOPEN: CSV – Certain date fields not imported correctly, pattern detected ( Thanks to Eike Rathke )

WORKSFORME bugs

84 bugs have been retested by 38 people.

Top 10 testers

  1. Xisco Faulí ( 21 )
  2. V Stuart Foote ( 6 )
  3. Cor Nouws ( 5 )
  4. Buovjaga ( 5 )
  5. Dieter Praas ( 5 )
  6. Telesto ( 4 )
  7. Julien Nabet ( 4 )
  8. Thomas Lendo ( 3 )
  9. Aron Budea ( 2 )
  10. Heiko Tietze ( 2 )

DUPLICATED bugs

80 bugs have been duplicated by 33 people.

Top 10 testers

  1. Xisco Faulí ( 24 )
  2. V Stuart Foote ( 6 )
  3. Dieter Praas ( 5 )
  4. Timur ( 3 )
  5. Alex Thurgood ( 3 )
  6. Justin L ( 3 )
  7. Roman Kuznetsov ( 3 )
  8. Jan-Marek Glogowski ( 3 )
  9. Oliver Brinzing ( 3 )
  10. Thomas Lendo ( 3 )

Verified bug fixes

101 bugs have been verified by 19 people.

Top 10 Verifiers

  1. Xisco Faulí ( 58 )
  2. BogdanB ( 10 )
  3. Roman Kuznetsov ( 5 )
  4. Buovjaga ( 3 )
  5. Julien Nabet ( 3 )
  6. Vera Blagoveschenskaya ( 3 )
  7. Wolfgang Jäger ( 2 )
  8. Cor Nouws ( 2 )
  9. Michael Weghorn ( 2 )
  10. Dieter Praas ( 2 )

Categorized Bugs

507 bugs have been categorized with a metabug by 43 people.

Top 10 Categorizers

  1. Thomas Lendo ( 142 )
  2. Dieter Praas ( 97 )
  3. V Stuart Foote ( 49 )
  4. Roman Kuznetsov ( 38 )
  5. Xisco Faulí ( 35 )
  6. NISZ LibreOffice Team ( 16 )
  7. Rizal Muttaqin ( 15 )
  8. Gabor Kelemen ( 13 )
  9. Muhammet Kara ( 12 )
  10. Mark Hung ( 8 )

Regression Bugs

108 bugs have been set as regressions by 19 people.

Top 10

  1. Xisco Faulí ( 37 )
  2. Telesto ( 14 )
  3. Roman Kuznetsov ( 10 )
  4. raal ( 10 )
  5. NISZ LibreOffice Team ( 9 )
  6. Thomas Lendo ( 5 )
  7. Alex Thurgood ( 3 )
  8. Jacques Guilleron ( 3 )
  9. Cor Nouws ( 3 )
  10. Dieter Praas ( 2 )

Bisected Bugs

80 bugs have been bisected by 12 people.

Top 10 Bisecters

  1. Xisco Faulí ( 41 )
  2. raal ( 9 )
  3. Aron Budea ( 8 )
  4. NISZ LibreOffice Team ( 8 )
  5. artur ( 3 )
  6. Gabor Kelemen ( 3 )
  7. Roman Kuznetsov ( 2 )
  8. Justin L ( 2 )
  9. Michael Stahl (CIB) ( 1 )
  10. Oliver Brinzing ( 1 )

Evolution of Unconfirmed Bugs

Check the current list of unconfirmed bugs here

Evolution of Open Regressions

Check the current list of open regressions here

Evolution of Open bibisectRequests

Check the current list of open bibisectrequests here

Evolution of Highest Priority Bugs

Check the current list of highest priority bugs here

Evolution of High Priority Bugs

Check the current list of high priority bugs here

Thank you all for making Libreoffice rock!
Join us and help to keep LibreOffice super reliable!
Check the Get Involved page out now!

26 Jun 2019

bibisect-win64-6.4 is available for cloning!

The LibreOffice Quality Assurance ( QA ) Team is happy to announce the bisect repository from libreoffice-6-3-branch-point to latest master for Windows is available for cloning at Gerrit. As a novelty, it’s the first time the bisect repository for Windows is built for 64 bits instead of 32 as in previous repositories. Future repositories will be built for 64 bits as well.

What is a bisect repository ?

it’s a git repository populated with hundreds of builds of LibreOffice. Added to the repository in chronological order, each build represents each commit in the LibreOffice core repository, allowing the QA Team to easily identify at which point a regression was introduced. Watch Effective Bisection and Bibisection (Matthew Francis’s talk at LibOCon 2015 on YouTube) for both an introduction, and practical details.…

25 Jun 2019

LibreOffice 6.3 Beta2 ready for testing

The LibreOffice Quality Assurance ( QA ) Team is happy to announce LibreOffice 6.3 Beta2 is ready for testing!

LibreOffice 6.3 will be released as final in mid August, 2019, being LibreOffice 6.3 Beta2 the third pre-release since the development of version 6.3 started in mid November, 2018 ( See the release plan ). Since LibreOffice 6.3 Beta1, 226 commits have been submitted to the code repository and 106 bugs have been set to FIXED in Bugzilla. Check the release notes to find the new features included in this version of LibreOffice.

LibreOffice 6.3 Beta2 can be downloaded from here, it’s available for Linux, MacOS and Windows. Besides, and it can be installed along with your actual installation.

In case you find any problem in this pre-release, please report it in Bugzilla ( You just need a legit email account in order to create a new account ) so it can get fixed before LibreOffice 6.3 final is released.

For help, you can contact us directly in our IRC channel.

Happy testing!!

13 Jun 2019

bibisect-linux-64-6.4 is available with KDE5 support!

The LibreOffice Quality Assurance ( QA ) Team is happy to announce the bisect repository from libreoffice-6-3-branch-point to latest master is available for cloning from Gerrit. As a novelty, this repository adds support for KDE5 environment.

What is a bisect repository ?

it’s a git repository populated with hundreds of builds of LibreOffice. Added to the repository in chronological order, each build represents each commit in the LibreOffice core repository, allowing the QA Team to easily identify at which point a regression was introduced. Watch Effective Bisection and Bibisection (Matthew Francis’s talk at LibOCon 2015 on YouTube) for both an introduction, and practical details.…

6 Jun 2019

LibreOffice 6.3 on Linux, a statement

Following the availability of LibreOffice 6.3 Beta, there have been speculations about 32-bit compatibility based on a the missing 32-bit binaries for Linux.

We have prepared a short and a long statement to clarify the situation.

TL;DR

1. The Document Foundation is ending the provision of 32-bit binaries, and NOT 32-bit compatibility as a whole.

2. Distro vendors or anyone running a more current 32-bit Linux system can still create 32-bit versions of LibreOffice, as developers have not in any way removed 32-bit compatibility from the source code. Additionally, we are not removing any 32-bit builds that were previously created.

3. Most Linux users are sourcing LibreOffice from their distro repositories, which are usually compiled against the distro’s version of the various external libraries. We do not anticipate distros dropping 32-bit LibreOffice packages.

4. TDF does not anticipate the same decision happening for LibreOffice 32-bit binaries for Windows any time soon.

LONG

1. During the last two years, the number of downloads of the 32-bit Linux distribution-neutral binaries provided by The Document Foundation have decreased to a very low number. Today, the time needed to compile, test, maintain and distribute those binaries is not worth the effort, based on current download numbers. So, TDF is ending the provision of 32-bit binaries, and NOT 32-bit compatibility as a whole.

2. Today, 32-bit packages are very much the domain of specific Linux distros rather than a general user need. So, we are leaving them to distros, who will upstream fixes. Indeed, distro vendors or anyone running a more current 32-bit Linux system can still create 32-bit versions of LibreOffice, as developers have not in any way removed 32-bit compatibility from the source code. Additionally, TDF is not removing any 32-bit binaries that were previously created.

3. Most Linux users are sourcing LibreOffice from their distro repositories, which are usually compiled against the distro’s version of the various external libraries. LibreOffice by itself ships a number of external components to avoid dependencies, while distros link against the versions of those components which are part of the distro anyway. TDF does not anticipate distros dropping 32-bit LibreOffice packages.

4. The Document Foundation does not anticipate the same decision happening for Windows 32-bit binaries any time soon. Of course, if downloads of Windows 32-bit binaries from TDF mirror servers drop to the same very low number as Linux 32-bit packages, TDF will reconsider the situation.…

5 Jun 2019

QA Report: May 2019

General Activities

  1. LibreOffice 6.1.6.3 was released on May, 7
  2. LibreOffice 6.2.4.2 was released on May, 22
  3. Jan-Marek Glogowski keeps fixing and improving QT5 bugs
  4. Luboš Luňák and Dennis Francis (Collabora) fixed the multi_type_vector regressions affecting performance in Calc
  5. Gülşah Köse (Collabora) added new customize and position merged dialog
  6. Grzegorz Araminowicz (Collabora) continues his SmartArt interoperability work
  7. Tamás Zolnai (Collabora) has fixed some PPTX import/export problems
  8. Noel Grandin (Collabora) did a great job on improving the import/export performance of Writer and Calc files
  9. Andreas Keinz continues improving the Notebookbar
  10. László Németh (NISZ Team) has fixed some DOCX import and track changes interoperability problems
  11. Luboš Luňák (Collabora) wrote a nice blogpost about compiling times in LibreOffice
  12. Rizal Muttaqin added Karasa Jaga SVG icons and made some updating for Elementary icon theme
  13. Miklos Vajna (Collabora) has fixed some flickering UI bugs on Windows
  14. Heiko Tietze added a new ‘What’s New?’ infobar pointing to the release notes when a new version is started for the first time
  15. Muhammet Kara (Collabora) added all the information regarding the new feature ‘Redaction’ to the release notes
  16. Muhammet Kara (Collabora) killed Mozilla Personas support
  17. Michael Stahl (CIB) fixed all the regressions introduced by bug 114306
  18. Michael Weghorn (City of Munich) and Katarina Behrens (CIB) keeps fixing bugs affecting KDE5, backporting them to LibreOffice 6.2 branch
  19. Tor Lillqvist and Tomaž Vajngerl (Collabora) keep working on LibreOffice support for iOS
  20. Tomaž Vajngerl (Collabora) made it possible to build LibreOffice with xcode 10 on macOS
  21. Dennis Francis (Collabora) added a new checkbox in Data ▸ Statistics ▸ Moving Average dialog that allows trimming of the input range to the actual data content before computing moving-average
  22. Balazs Varga (NISZ team) keeps fixing XLSX chart issues
  23. Regina Henschel fixed many problems with handle-movements of OOXML preset shapes used by PowerPoint or SoftMaker
  24. Xisco Fauli automated some actions in Bugzilla to improve the triage process
  25. 6 students has been accepted for the Google Summer of Code Program
    • Shubham Goyal – Generating QR Code in LibreOffice
    • Gagandeep Singh – Implement Chart Styles
    • Ahmed Elshreif – Improve the UI testing DSL and the log files for UI actions
    • Sumit Chauhan – Improvement to Notebookbar
    • Rasmus Jonsson – LibreOffice Appliances
    • Kaishu Sahu – LibreOffice for Android(Online)
    •  

Reported Bugs

547 bugs, 54 of which are enhancements, have been reported by 300 people.

Top 10 Reporters

  1. Xisco Faulí ( 24 )
  2. Nicolas Christener ( 22 )
  3. NISZ LibreOffice Team ( 21 )
  4. Thorsten Wagner ( 19 )
  5. Telesto ( 12 )
  6. Regina Henschel ( 11 )
  7. andreas_k ( 10 )
  8. Roman Kuznetsov ( 9 )
  9. Mike Kaganski ( 7 )
  10. Aron Budea ( 7 )

Triaged Bugs

636 bugs have been triaged by 72 people.

Top 10 Triagers

  1. Xisco Faulí ( 209 )
  2. Dieter Praas ( 57 )
  3. raal ( 38 )
  4. Heiko Tietze ( 31 )
  5. Roman Kuznetsov ( 31 )
  6. V Stuart Foote ( 25 )
  7. Julien Nabet ( 21 )
  8. Usama ( 20 )
  9. Timur ( 19 )
  10. Oliver Brinzing ( 18 )

Resolution of resolved bugs

608 bugs have been set to RESOLVED.

Check the following sections for more information about bugs resolved as FIXED, WORKSFORME and DUPLICATE.

Fixed Bugs

227 bugs have been fixed by 44 people.

Top 10 Fixers

  1. Caolán McNamara ( 33 )
  2. Noel Grandin ( 11 )
  3. Miklos Vajna ( 9 )
  4. László Németh ( 9 )
  5. Michael Stahl ( 9 )
  6. Katarina Behrens ( 8 )
  7. Xisco Fauli ( 7 )
  8. Tor Lillqvist ( 7 )
  9. Jan-Marek Glogowski ( 7 )
  10. Eike Rathke ( 7 )

List of critical bugs fixed

  1. tdf#124829 CRASH: cutting and undoing a sheet with external links ( Thanks to Serge Krot )
  2. tdf#125054 Font changed when typing into cell, in edit mode, with redline ( Thanks to Armin Le Grand )
  3. tdf#125080 LibreOffice crashes when adding icons to Gallery ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  4. tdf#125339 Table is deleted after acceding the table ( Thanks to Noel Grandin )
  5. tdf#125370 crash: on open basic editor to edit macros ( Thanks to Samuel Mehrbrodt )

List of crashes fixed

  1. tdf#115092 crash report screen keeps popping up ( Thanks to Xisco Fauli )
  2. tdf#122056 kde5: Impress crashes when at presentation end when Orca is enabled ( Thanks to Katarina Behrens )
  3. tdf#124484 Impress crashes on slide show using “All displays” ( Thanks to Katarina Behrens )
  4. tdf#124675 CRASH: after moving the content down and undoing ( Thanks to Michael Stahl )
  5. tdf#124927 Crash when adding more than one object to the animated images dialog ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  6. tdf#124937 crash when trying to open a .doc file ( Thanks to Mark Hung )
  7. tdf#124942 CRASH – 3D Slide Transitions in Impress ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  8. tdf#124962 CRASH: closing a document that previously crash at import time (gtk3/gtk) ( Thanks to Stephan Bergmann )
  9. tdf#125051 EDITING: CRASH when start SpellCheck ( Thanks to Noel Grandin )
  10. tdf#125104 Changing page numbering to “1st, 2nd, 3rd,…” causes crashes when trying to change Page settings later ( see comment 26 ) ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  11. tdf#125131 CRASH closing LibreOffice with the tip of the day dialog open ( gen/gtk) ( Thanks to Xisco Fauli )
  12. tdf#125132 CRASH: closing Digital Signature dialog ( gen/gtk ) ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  13. tdf#125164 CRASH: After editing the index and undoing ( Thanks to Michael Stahl )
  14. tdf#125229 CRASH when trying to modify a frame style in a ODT document ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  15. tdf#125271 Inserting this .mp4 file in impress leads to a CRASH ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  16. tdf#125325 Crash when changing assignments between Table indexes and Free indexes for DBase ( Thanks to Julien Nabet )
  17. tdf#125392 CRASH: if Select Address List dialog has more than 1 element (gtk3) ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  18. tdf#125394 CRASH: closing mail merge dialog ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  19. tdf#125397 iOS App: Template URL – Crash when Opening From Template ( Thanks to Tor Lillqvist )
  20. tdf#125424 CRASH: Renaming template ( Thanks to Mike Kaganski )
  21. tdf#125472 Crash vcllo!OutputDevice::RemoveTransparenciesFromMetaFile+0xa68: ( Thanks to Julien Nabet )

List of old bugs ( more than 4 years old ) fixed

  1. tdf#38889 Make macro editing easier ( Thanks to Jens Carl )
  2. tdf#56738 Wrong encoding in comments for file edited by Mac OS MS Word ( Thanks to Julien Nabet )
  3. tdf#63640 FILEOPEN/FILESAVE: particular .odt loads/saves very slow ( Thanks to Noel Grandin )
  4. tdf#65587 Elements pane: Items not reachable without mouse ( Thanks to Jan-Marek Glogowski )
  5. tdf#66765 FILESAVE: saving sheet with some queries in it takes forever (~5 minutes) ( Thanks to Noel Grandin )
  6. tdf#68339 Other: BASIC Syntax error ( Thanks to Jens Carl )
  7. tdf#69042 Add a “Release Notes/What’s New” window to be shown upon first run ( Thanks to heiko tietze )
  8. tdf#79972 FILEOPEN: XLS/XLSX – Hyperlink document path not imported correctly for numeric content cells ( Thanks to Tünde Tóth )
  9. tdf#80853 Calc freezes while filtering large data ( Thanks to Luboš Luňák )
  10. tdf#83722 Untitled document from template is closed when opening additional existing document ( Thanks to Katarina Behrens )
  11. tdf#85470 FILESAVE Very long time spent saving XLSX as XLS ( Thanks to Noel Grandin )
  12. tdf#87965 Make ‘Search Results’ dialog optional from Find & Replace dialog ( Thanks to heiko tietze )
  13. tdf#90297 LibreOffice Math dark theme > dark text and background ( Thanks to Jan-Marek Glogowski )

WORKSFORME bugs

105 bugs have been retested by 40 people.

Top 10 testers

  1. Xisco Faulí ( 24 )
  2. Buovjaga ( 9 )
  3. Thomas Lendo ( 6 )
  4. Heiko Tietze ( 6 )
  5. Dieter Praas ( 6 )
  6. raal ( 5 )
  7. Timur ( 5 )
  8. Julien Nabet ( 4 )
  9. Telesto ( 3 )
  10. Cor Nouws ( 3 )

DUPLICATED bugs

98 bugs have been duplicated by 25 people.

Top 10 testers

  1. Xisco Faulí ( 19 )
  2. raal ( 9 )
  3. Timur ( 8 )
  4. Gabor Kelemen ( 6 )
  5. Heiko Tietze ( 6 )
  6. Alex Thurgood ( 6 )
  7. V Stuart Foote ( 6 )
  8. Buovjaga ( 5 )
  9. Dieter Praas ( 5 )
  10. Oliver Brinzing ( 5 )

Verified bug fixes

115 bugs have been verified by 21 people.

Top 10 Verifiers

  1. Xisco Faulí ( 76 )
  2. Vera Blagoveschenskaya ( 7 )
  3. Timur ( 5 )
  4. Aron Budea ( 4 )
  5. BogdanB ( 3 )
  6. Julien Nabet ( 3 )
  7. Buovjaga ( 2 )
  8. Roman Kuznetsov ( 2 )
  9. Cor Nouws ( 2 )
  10. Samuel Thibault ( 1 )

Categorized Bugs

320 bugs have been categorized with a metabug by 30 people.

Top 10 Categorizers

  1. Roman Kuznetsov ( 108 )
  2. Dieter Praas ( 54 )
  3. Thomas Lendo ( 25 )
  4. Gabor Kelemen ( 22 )
  5. Aron Budea ( 22 )
  6. Xisco Faulí ( 16 )
  7. V Stuart Foote ( 12 )
  8. Heiko Tietze ( 11 )
  9. DaeHyun Sung ( 7 )
  10. NISZ LibreOffice Team ( 7 )

Regression Bugs

105 bugs have been set as regressions by 24 people.

Top 10

  1. Xisco Faulí ( 56 )
  2. raal ( 8 )
  3. Roman Kuznetsov ( 5 )
  4. Aron Budea ( 4 )
  5. Alex Thurgood ( 4 )
  6. Buovjaga ( 3 )
  7. Timur ( 3 )
  8. Gabor Kelemen ( 3 )
  9. Cor Nouws ( 2 )
  10. Oliver Brinzing ( 2 )

Bisected Bugs

80 bugs have been bisected by 13 people.

Top 10 Bisecters

  1. Xisco Faulí ( 49 )
  2. raal ( 10 )
  3. Aron Budea ( 6 )
  4. Kevin Suo ( 3 )
  5. Buovjaga ( 2 )
  6. Gabor Kelemen ( 2 )
  7. Oliver Brinzing ( 2 )
  8. Maxim Monastirsky ( 1 )
  9. Justin L ( 1 )
  10. Michael Stahl (CIB) ( 1 )

Evolution of Unconfirmed Bugs

Check the current list of unconfirmed bugs here

Evolution of Open Regressions

Check the current list of open regressions here

Evolution of Open bibisectRequests

Check the current list of open bibisectrequests here

Evolution of Highest Priority Bugs

Check the current list of highest priority bugs here

Evolution of High Priority Bugs

Check the current list of high priority bugs here

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3 Jun 2019

LibreOffice 6.3 Beta1 ready for testing

The LibreOffice Quality Assurance ( QA ) Team is happy to announce LibreOffice 6.3 Beta1 is ready for testing!

LibreOffice 6.3 will be released as final in mid August, 2019, being LibreOffice 6.3 Beta1 the second pre-release since the development of version 6.3 started in mid November, 2018 ( See the release plan ). Since LibreOffice 6.3 Alpha1, 683 commits have been submitted to the code repository and 141 bugs have been set to FIXED in Bugzilla. Check the release notes to find the new features included in this version of LibreOffice.

LibreOffice 6.3 Beta1 can be downloaded from here, it’s available for Linux, MacOS and Windows. Besides, and it can be installed along with your actual installation.

In case you find any problem in this pre-release, please report it in Bugzilla ( You just need a legit email account in order to create a new account ) so it can get fixed before LibreOffice 6.3 final is released.

For help, you can contact us directly in our IRC channel.

Happy testing!!

20 May 2019

LibreOffice 6.3 Alpha1 is ready for testing

The LibreOffice Quality Assurance ( QA ) Team is happy to announce LibreOffice 6.3 Alpha1 is ready for testing!

LibreOffice 6.3 will be released as final in mid August ( Check the Release Plan ) being LibreOffice 6.3 Alpha1 the first pre-release since the development of version 6.3 started in mid November, 2018. Since then, 6390 commits have been submitted to the code repository and more than 1050 bugs have been set to FIXED in Bugzilla. Check the release notes to find the new features included in this version of LibreOffice.

LibreOffice 6.3 Alpha1 is already available for downloading here, for Linux, MacOS and Windows.

In case you find any problem in this pre-release, please report it in Bugzilla ( You just need a legit email account in order to create a new account ).

For help, you can contact the QA Team directly in the QA IRC channel or via Telegram.

Happy testing!!

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