1 Dec 2021

LibreOffice 7.3 Beta1 is available for testing

The LibreOffice Quality Assurance ( QA ) Team is happy to announce LibreOffice 7.3 Beta1 is available for testing!

LibreOffice 7.3 will be released as final at the beginning of February, 2022 ( Check the Release Plan for more information ) being LibreOffice 7.3 Beta1 the second pre-release since the development of version 7.3 started in mid June, 2021. Since the previous release, LibreOffice 7.3 Alpha1, 1199 commits have been submitted to the code repository and 205 issues got fixed. Check the release notes to find the new features included in this version of LibreOffice.

LibreOffice 7.3 Beta1 can be downloaded from here for Linux, macOS and Windows, and it can be installed alongside the standard version.

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.

LibreOffice is a volunteer-driven community project and your help is much appreciated.

Happy testing!!

Download it now!

8 Nov 2021

QA/Dev Report: October 2021

General Activities

  1. LibreOffice 7.2.2 was released on October, 14
  2. Alain Romedenne improved the Help content for running Python Interactive Console, Basic’s Option Compatible Statement and added help for VBA Color Named Constants
  3. Adolfo Jayme Barrientos fixed a broken Basic example in Help
  4. Ilmari Lauhakangas (TDF) fixed a problem with newlines in Help bookmark strings breaking the generated JavaScript file
  5. Olivier Hallot (TDF) added Help entries for the scanner dialog, deleting array formulas in Calc (shout out to Alex Sims) and filter options for CSV, Lotus dBase and DIF data. He also improved Help on text filter options and the Load Styles functionality and documented the XInfobarProvider API
  6. Rafael Lima improved the Help content for the ScriptForge library, Writer page styles and some Calc functions, updated menu and dialog references, created a guide on Calc macros for reading and writing cell values, added Help pages for the Basic’s “IS” keyword, “New” operator and Collection object
  7. Ross Johnson renamed Calc’s “Split Cells” command to “Unmerge Cells” and adjusted the UI and Help accordingly. Regarding the Help system, he made index filtering results stay focused on the current module, improved Writer Help for object positioning and Calc Help for page styles
  8. Steve Fanning improved the Help content for Calc functions
  9. Jean-Pierre Ledure worked on the ScriptForge library
  10. Balázs Sántha fixed a Writer table issue affecting table style undo operations
  11. Björn Michaelsen fixed some regressions caused by refactoring of Writer internals
  12. Akshit Kushwaha added support for generating one-dimensional bar codes and switched to a newer version of the zxing-cpp bar code library
  13. Michael Weghorn improved accessibility code related to selecting elements
  14. Dennis Francis (Collabora) changed Calc’s autocompletion to offer partial suggestions when there are many different strings starting with the same characters
  15. Tomoyuki Kubota made some code cleanups
  16. Emanuel Schorsch (Google) made some code cleanups
  17. Tibor Nagy and Attila Szűcs (NISZ) improved the accuracy of row heights in imported XLSX files
  18. Tünde Tóth (NISZ) fixed password protection issues related to PPTX, XLSX and DOCX files
  19. Regina Henschel made several improvements to Fontwork, imported OOXML WordArt shapes and ODF custom shapes
  20. Jan Holešovský (Collabora) fixed the handling of 0-byte .txt files
  21. Michael Stahl (allotropia) added tests for digital signing and upgraded the Network Security Services (NSS) library
  22. Mark Hung fixed an issue with header and footer being excluded from the calculation of characters per line in vertical writing mode. He also fixed an issue with vertical text in imported DOCX files
  23. Balázs Varga (NISZ) fixed breaking of external file references in roundtripped XLSX files
  24. René Engelhard (Debian) made a couple of build fixes
  25. Arnaud Versini made some code cleanups
  26. Kevin Suo improved font feature handling with PDF import, fixed a cell indent issue with XLSX export and fixed a Calc HTML import issue related to MSO number formats
  27. Juan C. Sanz added the UI part of connecting to a Firebird database server
  28. Tomaž Vajngerl (Collabora) fixed an issue with digital signing and made it so multiple Impress edit sessions will not disturb each other
  29. Andreas Heinisch made it possible to watch variables returning values from functions in the Basic editor, fixed rounding of inputted font sizes in toolbar/sidebar and made several improvements related to macros
  30. Hossein Nourikhah (TDF) made many code cleanups and improvements to the code documentation. He also wrote a blogpost about how to automatically bisect an issue
  31. Áron Budea (Collabora) fixed a Writer regression that caused text in specific font family and size to disappear when page grid lines were visible
  32. Eike Rathke (Red Hat) fixed crashes in Calc formula iterations and updating database range references, fixed adding charts with macros using Excel A1 syntax, highlighting named ranges with relative references, using HYPERLINK() in array mode, using TEXTJOIN() with referenced empty cells, made the CSV import choose proper ISO date(+time) format if detected and made several locale and language related improvements
  33. Szymon Kłos (Collabora) fixed a crash related to PDF annotations
  34. Ismael Luceno fixed libc version check and added linux-musl to the allowed systems
  35. Chris Sherlock fixed a problem with fixed fonts not showing in font list and continued VCL refactoring work
  36. Tor Lillqvist (Collabora) made macOS-related code cleanups and test fixes
  37. Rizal Muttaqin updated Breeze icons for cell borders and added Breeze icons for UNO Object Inspector
  38. László Németh fixed several Writer change tracking issues and DOCX user index and index entry support
  39. Xisco Faulí (TDF) made three dozen additions and improvements to automated tests and also did many test cleanups
  40. Stephan Bergmann (Red Hat) added support for macOS SDK 12.0 and made many code and build-related cleanups, including optimising string handling, removing cruft from the API and fixing test dependencies
  41. Roman Kuznetsov improved the Windows installer layout and removed an unnecessary menu entry from Calc’s comment context menu
  42. Julien Nabet fixed a problem with custom shape extrusion values not being saved and made many code cleanups
  43. Luboš Luňák (Collabora) made many performance optimisations and wrote about the bigger goal motivated by multi-user editing
  44. Justin Luth (Collabora/SIL) fixed DOCX export of automatic table width, a problem with Writer table minimising, applying a style leaking to unselected cells in Writer tables, editing an SSH remote save service and a data loss regression related to localised number formatting in Writer tables
  45. Andras Timar (Collabora) made some localisation-related build improvements
  46. Tibor Nagy (NISZ) added support for hyperlinks in shapes in PPTX import/export and added PPTX export support for interactions and hyperlinks in images
  47. Mike Kaganski (Collabora) fixed Calc’s data sort direction option being saved incorrectly, created some new unit tests, improved the Visual Studio IDE integration and made many code cleanups and optimisations, including starting a wide-reaching optimisation in UNO API’s Sequence
  48. Miklos Vajna (Collabora) fixed an issue causing missing list elements in XHTML export, improved the Writer layout XML dumping developer tool, made DOCX import properly handle the z-order of chart objects and fixed interaction between multi-column shape text and automatic height in Impress. He also wrote about table shadow transparency in PPTX files
  49. Heiko Tietze (TDF) made it so bookmarks in Writer are displayed like fields and improved the usability of Impress’s animation sidebar deck
  50. Vasily Melenchuk (CIB) improved the XLSX compatibility of colour filtering, fixed several Writer numbered list issues, fixed inability to sometimes close Writer’s Fields dialog and fixed incorrect bookmark positioning in RTF export
  51. Jim Raykowski made many improvements to Navigator and the Navigation toolbar, including adding a way to collapse all categories at once and adding tracking options for all categories
  52. Noel Grandin (Collabora) improved the performance of breaking long lines in cells, opening large RTL Writer documents and recalculating many VLOOKUP formulas in Calc. He also made many code cleanups
  53. Caolán McNamara (Red Hat) fixed an issue with incorrect font sizes in Base’s table views, non-working Styles Preview scrollbar, made many improvements to the SSH remote save dialog and continued working on the new gtk4 UI backend

Reported Bugs

558 bugs, 56 of which are enhancements, have been reported by 368 people.

Top 10 Reporters

  1. Telesto ( 36 )
  2. NISZ LibreOffice Team ( 15 )
  3. Regina Henschel ( 15 )
  4. Gabor Kelemen (allotropia) ( 11 )
  5. Rafael Lima ( 8 )
  6. Michael Kůr ( 7 )
  7. phv ( 6 )
  8. Justin L ( 6 )
  9. Colin ( 5 )
  10. Eyal Rozenberg ( 5 )

Triaged Bugs

467 bugs have been triaged by 85 people.

Top 10 Triagers

  1. Dieter ( 44 )
  2. Xisco Faulí ( 33 )
  3. Julien Nabet ( 32 )
  4. Heiko Tietze ( 32 )
  5. Roman Kuznetsov ( 29 )
  6. Buovjaga ( 25 )
  7. m.a.riosv ( 24 )
  8. Mike Kaganski ( 21 )
  9. Robert Großkopf ( 15 )
  10. V Stuart Foote ( 14 )

Resolution of resolved bugs

498 bugs have been set to RESOLVED.

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

Fixed Bugs

138 bugs have been fixed by 38 people.

Top 10 Fixers

  1. Caolán McNamara ( 14 )
  2. Jim Raykowski ( 9 )
  3. Vasily Melenchuk ( 8 )
  4. Justin Luth ( 7 )
  5. László Németh ( 7 )
  6. Eike Rathke ( 7 )
  7. Andreas Heinisch ( 6 )
  8. Noel Grandin ( 6 )
  9. Olivier Hallot ( 5 )
  10. Ross Johnson ( 4 )

List of critical bugs fixed

  1. tdf#131025 Writer document with tables lost data in cells (apparently) replacing with 0 ( Thanks to Justin Luth )
  2. tdf#144650 LO crashes after opening of read-only file (attempt to increment a singular iterator) ( Thanks to Noel Grandin )

List of high severity bugs fixed

  1. tdf#140901 EDITING Crash when deleting rows that are referenced by a chart ( Thanks to Luboš Luňák )
  2. tdf#140992 Direct input through copy and paste to table is lost ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  3. tdf#143392 Title on Base-Window doesn’t show the name of the database. ( Thanks to Noel Grandin )
  4. tdf#143978 Calc: shrink to fit makes font size unnecessary small compared to cell width ( Thanks to Luboš Luňák )
  5. tdf#144843 Selecting the whole table and then clicking background in the toolbar causes the LibreOffice app to crash. ( Thanks to Armin Le Grand (Allotropia) )
  6. tdf#144952 Writer crashes when I try to print ( Thanks to Jan-Marek Glogowski )
  7. tdf#145093 EDITING ODT LO crashes moving a list item in tracking change over a tracked paragraph insertion ( Thanks to László Németh )
  8. tdf#145203 EDITING:FIREBIRD cannot create a table ( Thanks to Julien Nabet )

List of crashes fixed

  1. tdf#140901 EDITING Crash when deleting rows that are referenced by a chart ( Thanks to Luboš Luňák )
  2. tdf#144650 LO crashes after opening of read-only file (attempt to increment a singular iterator) ( Thanks to Noel Grandin )
  3. tdf#144748 CRASH: Undoing table deletion with tracked changes ( Thanks to László Németh )
  4. tdf#144843 Selecting the whole table and then clicking background in the toolbar causes the LibreOffice app to crash. ( Thanks to Armin Le Grand (Allotropia) )
  5. tdf#144952 Writer crashes when I try to print ( Thanks to Jan-Marek Glogowski )
  6. tdf#145093 EDITING ODT LO crashes moving a list item in tracking change over a tracked paragraph insertion ( Thanks to László Németh )
  7. tdf#145377 Crash in: SvxScriptErrorDialog::ShowDialog(SvxScriptErrorDialog *,void *) ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )

List of performance issues fixed

  1. tdf#144513 Perf: editengine hangs for *very* long time in TextEngine::CreateLines when trying to display a long line in a cell ( Thanks to Noel Grandin )

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

  1. tdf#102151 LOCALHELP for Calc: Add continuous page numbers on PDF export ( Thanks to Ross Johnson )
  2. tdf#33749 Inconsistencies in Help pages on Cell Merging and Splitting (unmerging) in Calc ( Thanks to Ross Johnson )
  3. tdf#54412 UI: Navigation bar does not get activated when I jump using cross-reference ( Thanks to Jim Raykowski )
  4. tdf#57308 Basic IDE: watching of variable not working if variable is returning value of function ( Thanks to Andreas Heinisch )
  5. tdf#74604 UI: Make Navigation toolbar work on Hyperlinks and (Field) Cross-references too. ( Thanks to Jim Raykowski )
  6. tdf#78427 FILEOPEN PDF Import: sometimes bold and italic font properties are imported incorrectly (see comment 34 for TODO list) ( Thanks to Kevin Suo )
  7. tdf#83090 UI: Entered font sizes (e.g., 12.4 pt, 12.7 pt) are being rounded off (rather than up) in the toolbar / sidebar ( Thanks to Andreas Heinisch )
  8. tdf#88359 CSV import could recognize ISO 8601 date/time fields without having to check “Detect special numbers” on ( Thanks to Eike Rathke )
  9. tdf#92015 wrong language detection if style:rfc-language-tag is malused ( Thanks to Eike Rathke )
  10. tdf#93747 Apply style in a selected table cell leaks to another table cell (when selecting “backwards”) ( Thanks to Justin Luth )

WORKSFORME bugs

57 bugs have been retested by 34 people.

Top 10 testers

  1. Julien Nabet ( 9 )
  2. Buovjaga ( 6 )
  3. Telesto ( 5 )
  4. Dieter ( 3 )
  5. Xisco Faulí ( 2 )
  6. Regina Henschel ( 2 )
  7. Robert Großkopf ( 2 )
  8. steve ( 2 )
  9. Heiko Tietze ( 2 )
  10. Rainer Bielefeld Retired ( 2 )

DUPLICATED bugs

143 bugs have been …

5 Nov 2021

LibreOffice 7.3 Alpha1 is ready for testing

LibreOffice 7.3 will be released as final at the beginning of February, 2022 ( Check the Release Plan ) being LibreOffice 7.3 Alpha1 the first pre-release since the development of version 7.3 started in mid June, 2021. Since then, 4764 commits have been submitted to the code repository and more than 760 bugs were set to FIXED in Bugzilla. Check the release notes to find the new features included in this version of LibreOffice.

LibreOffice 7.3 Alpha1 can be downloaded from here for Linux, MacOS and Windows, and it can be installed alongside the standard version.

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.

LibreOffice is a volunteer-driven community project, so please help us to test – we appreciate it!

Happy testing!!

Download it now!

7 Oct 2021

QA/Dev Report: September 2021

General Activities

  1. LibreOffice 7.2.1 was released on September 16
  2. LibreOffice 7.1.6 was released on September 9
  3. Allotropia published a couple of blogposts about their recent work on master documents and ODF 1.3 transition
  4. Alain Romedenne improved the Help content for the ScriptForge library
  5. Adolfo Jayme Barrientos improved the accuracy of some Help texts and made some smaller fixes
  6. Rafael Lima created a guide about Calc macros for formatting cell borders, improved the Help pages for Slide master, Calc AutoCorrect and document encryption.
  7. Steve Fanning improved the help for EUROCONVERT and CONVERT_OOO Calc functions
  8. Olivier Hallot (TDF) added Help pages for Accessibility Check Tool, ProtectFields and ProtectBookmarks, improved the pages for GPG signing and Database Advanced Settings, added examples for using Calc functions in macros and updated many menu item references.
  9. Ilmari Lauhakangas (TDF) replaced Help’s index filtering JS library with a more performant one
  10. Jean-Pierre Ledure worked on the ScriptForge library
  11. Ross Johnson improved paragraph keyboard navigation in Writer and fixed a problem with the grouping of Help index filter results
  12. Juan C. Sanz implemented connecting to a Firebird server (still missing UI)
  13. Natalia Gavrilova made Calc’s focus rectangle use the highlight colour rather than the default font colour
  14. Aleksei Nikiforov (basealt) fixed a Linux crash related to SVG icon themes
  15. Pierre Marty (Linagora) fixed an Impress autolayout issue
  16. Tor Lillqvist (Collabora) worked on the iOS version
  17. Daniel Arato (NISZ) fixed issues with footers in XLSX export and custom shapes in DOCX export
  18. Jim Raykowski completed the work on Navigator focus tracking for all content types while greatly improving its performance and improved the Outline folding feature
  19. Tibor Nagy (NISZ) added support for hyperlinks in images in PPTX import
  20. Vasily Melenchuk (CIB) added line thickness presets for borders and fixed a couple of DOCX import hyperlink issues
  21. Gábor Kelemen (NISZ) fixed a regression in Mail Merge email output ranges
  22. Michael Stahl (allotropia) fixed an issue of spelling dialog in Impress messing up text formatting in shapes and made several crash fixes
  23. Regina Henschel fixed an issue with line object rotation in XLSX export
  24. Samuel Mehrbrodt (allotropia) improved the Calc colour filter feature
  25. Áron Budea (Collabora) fixed a crash caused by a performance improvement
  26. Julien Nabet made emoji toolbar button work on Windows, fixed a regression in Calc’s standard filter with gtk3 UI, improved the behaviour of Base’s Direct SQL dialog and fixed the percentage display in the Check for Updates dialog
  27. Jan-Marek Glogowski (allotropia) made internal directory handling and Windows-specific printing related code more robust
  28. Rizal Muttaqin updated Sukapura and Colibre icon themes
  29. Ilhan Yesil made internal hyperlinks in spreadsheets work in the Android app
  30. Tomaž Vajngerl (Collabora) continued working on the new searching and indexing feature
  31. Hossein Nourikhah (TDF) fixed a font size problem in WMF graphics and added preliminary support for Visual Studio 2022 for building on Windows
  32. László Németh (NISZ) improved the coverage of change tracking, adding paragraph style tracking and making table tracking more complete
  33. Stephan Bergmann (Red Hat) made many code and build-related cleanups
  34. Chris Sherlock continued VCL refactoring work
  35. Michael Weghorn made many improvements to Windows and Qt 5 accessibility and added a Qt 6 VCL plugin
  36. Eike Rathke (Red Hat) fixed several Calc regressions related to number formats, date patterns, sorting and filtering. He also improved date pattern recognition robustness and made out-of-bounds dates show an #FMT error
  37. Justin Luth (SIL) improved the DOC/DOCX support for multi-level list attributes in paragraph styles and made Writer table row height optimisation more robust
  38. Mike Kaganski (Collabora) introduced per-process lock directories for Firebird to allow running multiple LibreOffice Base instances with Firebird embedded databases. He also fixed other Firebird issues like crashes, a LIST function issue and path issues. He also made many code cleanups and optimisations
  39. Luboš Luňák (Collabora) improved the backtrace functionality (code debugging), improved the performance of Calc’s COUNTIF function and made many code and build-related cleanups
  40. Andreas Heinisch added support for case-insensitive operations for non-ASCII characters in the VBA Collection object, made it so missing optional parameters in Basic code are handled properly, improved handling of CSV files in UTF-8 with BOM format, made it possible to set cell font colour from VBA macros and improved VBA error messaging
  41. Tünde Tóth (NISZ) fixed handling of password protection in XLSX and DOCX files
  42. Xisco Faulí (TDF) made a couple of dozen additions and improvements to automated tests
  43. Balázs Varga (NISZ) fixed losing images and shapes in charts upon OOXML export and made it possible to save ranges in a single Mail Merge document
  44. Attila Bakos (NISZ) added support for text in grouped shapes
  45. Caolán McNamara (Red Hat) improved robustness of Sidebar minimum widths, fixed issues with fonts in Base table views, content of Base Tablecontrols being invisible in PDF export, Windows spell checking underlines rendered with a black background and continued implementing the new GTK4 backend. He also made many cleanups and crash fixes
  46. Heiko Tietze (TDF) made it so Application colour Field Shading is respected with dark backgrounds, added colour palettes to integrated providing of additions, improved Calc’s Paste Special dialog and made it possible to access Writer table formula editing via context menu
  47. Miklos Vajna (Collabora) added support for ODT import and export of multi-level list paragraph style attributes, improved Writer layout XML dump (debugging feature), added support for linked character styles in Writer (including DOCX support), fixed unwanted shadow blurring in imported PPTX files, fixed image frame anchor type changing upon DOCX export and undo not restoring image anchor position
  48. Noel Grandin (Collabora) made it faster to load large Writer tables, insert large charts and export PDFs, optimised the parallel loading of spreadsheets and made many code cleanups and smaller optimisations

Kudos to Ilmari Lauhakangas for helping to elaborate this list.

Reported Bugs

591 bugs, 67 of which are enhancements, have been reported by 331 people.

Top 10 Reporters

  1. NISZ LibreOffice Team ( 41 )
  2. Telesto ( 38 )
  3. Mike Kaganski ( 18 )
  4. elias estatistics ( 11 )
  5. flywire ( 9 )
  6. Elmar ( 8 )
  7. John ( 8 )
  8. medmedin2014 ( 7 )
  9. Rafael Lima ( 7 )
  10. Luke Kendall ( 6 )

Triaged Bugs

571 bugs have been triaged by 88 people.

Top 10 Triagers

  1. Heiko Tietze ( 52 )
  2. Xisco Faulí ( 52 )
  3. Roman Kuznetsov ( 50 )
  4. Dieter ( 43 )
  5. Timur ( 42 )
  6. Buovjaga ( 39 )
  7. m.a.riosv ( 28 )
  8. Julien Nabet ( 27 )
  9. Mike Kaganski ( 26 )
  10. Telesto ( 16 )

Resolution of resolved bugs

589 bugs have been set to RESOLVED.

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

Fixed Bugs

186 bugs have been fixed by 43 people.

Top 10 Fixers

  1. Caolán McNamara ( 18 )
  2. Eike Rathke ( 8 )
  3. Andreas Heinisch ( 8 )
  4. Mike Kaganski ( 7 )
  5. László Németh ( 7 )
  6. Heiko Tietze ( 6 )
  7. Balazs Varga ( 6 )
  8. Julien Nabet ( 5 )
  9. Noel Grandin ( 5 )
  10. Miklos Vajna ( 5 )

List of critical bugs fixed

  1. tdf#144132 Crash when insert formula object in Writer ( Thanks to Noel Grandin )
  2. tdf#144184 Calc disables header/footer or looses footer content when saves a spreadsheet ( Thanks to Daniel Arato (NISZ) )
  3. tdf#144740 Criteria query (COUNTIF(), MATCH() et al) for numeric values broken considering number formats ( Thanks to Eike Rathke )

List of high severity bugs fixed

  1. tdf#143854 FILESAVE: Empty bullet added when saving from PPT to ODP ( Thanks to Xisco Fauli )
  2. tdf#144106 FILEOPEN: LibreOffice crashes on opening CSV file with “Trim spaces” option enabled ( Thanks to Stephan Bergmann )
  3. tdf#144155 CALC Row operations over 100 times slower in 7.2 compared to 7.1 ( Thanks to Xisco Fauli )
  4. tdf#144209 Result with “Precision as shown” with custom string+General number format becomes 0 ( Thanks to Eike Rathke )
  5. tdf#144249 Deleting 10.000 rows column in a spreadsheet: 15 sec with 4.1| 10 sec up to 300+ sec with 6.2| 130 sec with 7.3 ( Thanks to Luboš Luňák )
  6. tdf#144729 Crash when trying to modify a style (gtk3 only) ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )

List of crashes fixed

  1. tdf#117842 Firebird: Enabling connection pooling for firebird:sdbc driver crashes Libo when creating connection to data engine ( Thanks to Mike Kaganski )
  2. tdf#140951 Base crashes as soon as I start an ‘Abfrage’ (Windows) ( Thanks to Julien Nabet )
  3. tdf#144106 FILEOPEN: LibreOffice crashes on opening CSV file with “Trim spaces” option enabled ( Thanks to Stephan Bergmann )
  4. tdf#144132 Crash when insert formula object in Writer ( Thanks to Noel Grandin )
  5. tdf#144135 Calc causes repeatable fatal crash when I attempted to sort columns ( Thanks to Eike Rathke )
  6. tdf#144139 LO crashes when trying to print a form ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  7. tdf#144193 CRASH: importing document (gtk3) ( Thanks to Noel Grandin )
  8. tdf#144304 CRASH: Selecting all and cutting in specific document / Inserting section ( Thanks to Aron Budea )
  9. tdf#144340 A query against an embedded FB database fails, and then crashed program on close on Windows ( Thanks to Mike Kaganski )
  10. tdf#144376 Crash when triggering twice “Protected cells can not be modified” (reproducible) ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  11. tdf#144564 CRASH When reloading mail merge documents ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  12. tdf#144598 Crash in: SkRect::round() ( Thanks to Luboš Luňák )
  13. tdf#144624 LibreOffice with “gen” UI backend crashes on Linux of SVG icon theme is default ( Thanks to Aleksei Nikiforov )
  14. tdf#144729 Crash when trying to modify a style (gtk3 only) ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )

List of performance issues fixed

  1. tdf#125892 Time to export a certain PDF increased with in 10 fold (previously 30 seconds (6.0) now 5 minutes (6.4) ( Thanks to Noel Grandin )
  2. tdf#143268 Slow response in document with many tables after Table tree is expanded in Navigator ( Thanks to Jim Raykowski )
  3. tdf#144155 CALC Row operations over 100 times slower in 7.2 compared to 7.1 ( Thanks to Xisco Fauli )
  4. tdf#144249 Deleting 10.000 rows column in a spreadsheet: 15 sec with 4.1| 10 sec up to 300+ sec with 6.2| 130 sec with 7.3 ( Thanks to Luboš Luňák )

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

  1. tdf#100777 Bind Ctrl+Up/Down to uno:GoToStartStartOfPara/EndOfPara (instead of next/prev. paragraph) ( Thanks to Ross Johnson )
  2. tdf#105689 Emoji toolbar button (bug 100100 emoji.json implementation) not functional on Windows ( Thanks to Julien Nabet )
  3. tdf#35129 Form spin button doesn’t expose ROLE_SPIN_BUTTON to AT-SPI ( Thanks to Michael Weghorn )
  4. tdf#39828 Writer table not calculating correctly if Tracked Changes shown ( Thanks to László Németh )
  5. tdf#45525 TABLES, Problem on adjust selected Row or Column to equal space ( Thanks to Justin Luth )
  6. tdf#50421 UI: “Check for Updates” menu leads to an unusable dialog (shows “%PERCENT%”) ( Thanks to Julien Nabet )
  7. tdf#73139 PRINTING: Content of Tablecontrols isn’t printed, when the whole Fonts are default (black) text color ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  8. tdf#88163 [WMF] FILEOPEN Wrong size of fonts ( Thanks to Hossein )
  9. tdf#89383 Writer: Read-only passwords on OOXML files are not working ( Thanks to Tünde Tóth )
  10. tdf#95378 Navigator does not select/highlight names of images, objects, tables etc that get focus, also not with Content View activated ( Thanks to Jim Raykowski )

WORKSFORME bugs

69 bugs have been retested by 36 people.

Top 10 testers

  1. Roman Kuznetsov ( 10 )
  2. Buovjaga ( 9 )
  3. Dieter ( 5 )
  4. Telesto ( 4 )
  5. Julien Nabet ( 4 )
  6. Xisco Faulí ( 3 )
  7. Heiko Tietze ( 3 )
  8. Alex Thurgood ( 2 )
  9. Elmar ( 2 )
  10. Samuel Mehrbrodt (allotropia) ( 2 )

DUPLICATED bugs

154 bugs have been duplicated by 37 people.

Top 10 testers

  1. Timur ( 27 )
  2. Xisco Faulí ( 17 )
  3. Buovjaga ( 16 )
  4. NISZ LibreOffice Team ( 12 )
  5. m.a.riosv ( 10 )
  6. Heiko Tietze ( 7 )
  7. Mike Kaganski ( 7 )
  8. Telesto ( 6 )
  9. Jan-Marek Glogowski ( 5 )
  10. Ming Hua ( 5 )

Verified bug fixes

80

7 Sep 2021

QA/Dev Report: August 2021

General Activities

  1. LibreOffice 7.2 was released on August 19
  2. Hossein Nourikhah (TDF) published a series of posts explaining how he fixed an interoperability issue. Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3
  3. Alain Romedenne improved the Help content for the ScriptForge library
  4. Rafael Lima created Help pages for Development Tools, Search Commands, wildcards, removing duplicates in Calc, clarified and improved many pages and updated menu item references. He also added buttons for cloning and clearing direct formatting to Draw’s tabbed interface
  5. Olivier Hallot (TDF) updated the intro video for online Help, created a page for Multivariate Regression in Calc and updated many menu item references. He also made several fixes to extended tooltips
  6. Jean-Pierre Ledure worked on the ScriptForge library
  7. Daniel Arato (NISZ) fixed a shape rotation issue with XLSX import
  8. Miklos Vajna (Collabora) fixed the handling of linked background images and the rendering of graphic bullets with linked images, improved Writer’s bibliography feature, made it so list levels in paragraph styles are retained in DOCX files and fixed a shape property value entanglement issue
  9. Noel Grandin (Collabora) continued converting uses of the homegrown osl::Mutex to std::mutex (locks preventing race conditions in threaded code), fixed issues found by Thread Sanitizer (TSan), improved the loading speed of certain XLS files, DOC files with RTL content, DOCX files with massive tables and RTFs with coloured text. He also made complex Logo commands and SVGs with pattern fills render faster and made many code cleanups and smaller optimisations
  10. Attila Bakos (NISZ) fixed an issue with textboxes falling out of shapes in some cases
  11. Arnaud Versini made some code cleanups
  12. Heiko Tietze (TDF) made some accessibility improvements and made the colour of comments bar customisable
  13. Luboš Luňák (Collabora) made the Skia graphics engine integration work on macOS, including Metal acceleration support
  14. Muhammet Kara (Collabora) improved the redaction toolbar
  15. Kevin Suo fixed an issue with embedded fonts in imported PDFs
  16. Michael Warner fixed a problem with LibreOffice not closing when opened through the API
  17. Chris Sherlock continued VCL refactoring work
  18. Gábor Kelemen (NISZ) fixed table of contents heading style issues with DOCX files and added user-friendly names for UNO commands for opening Sidebar decks
  19. Bubli fixed Image toolbar not matching sidebar regarding Area Fill info
  20. Szymon Kłos (Collabora) made many improvements and additions to jsdialog used by Online
  21. Julien Nabet fixed a problem with MySQL/MariaDB data types, fixed a regression causing data loss upon saving to XLS(X) and improved some UI strings
  22. Hossein Nourikhah (TDF) improved developer documentation and made some code cleanups
  23. Tibor Nagy (NISZ) added support for exporting some slideshow settings in PPTX format and fixed a slide titling issue in imported PPTX files
  24. Dennis Francis (Collabora) fixed the display of some newline characters in imported XLSX files
  25. László Németh (NISZ) fixed several issues with change tracking
  26. Balázs Varga (NISZ) added support for handling named ranges in XLSX files and fixed an axis positioning issue with OOXML chart import
  27. Xisco Faulí (TDF) fixed a crash when saving large spreadsheets and added a couple of dozen automated tests
  28. Dante Doménech improved MathML support and made Calc summation code take advantage of AVX512 CPU instruction set extension for increased speed
  29. Vert D improved the template manager UI
  30. Vasily Melenchuk (CIB) made outline changes done via Tools -> Chapter Numbering be tracked by undo/redo, fixed a Writer anchor positioning issue when zooming and improved outline numbering
  31. DaeHyun Sung improved support for Korean number formats
  32. Roman Kuznetsov fixed an issue in the layout of the Windows installer
  33. Mike Kaganski (Collabora) fixed losing charts upon XLSX export, saving two-column setting in shapes to ODS and made many code cleanups and optimisations
  34. Samuel Mehrbrodt (allotropia) improved the support of hyperlinks in textboxes and shapes
  35. Andreas Heinisch fixed issues with return values and optional parameters in Basic, improved the sorting of custom document properties, fixed a layout issue with table control dialog elements and corrected the default width of CSV columns with multiline cells
  36. Michael Meeks (Collabora) fixed a crash related to UI widgets
  37. Tomaž Vajngerl (Collabora) improved Development Tools and Search Commands, continued working on the new searching and indexing feature and made some code cleanups and refactorings
  38. Eike Rathke (Red Hat) added support for Klingon and made several improvements to the handling of language tags and date formats, improved the robustness of Calc’s regex search, added an option ‘Evaluate formulas’ to CSV import and paste, added support for sep= separator setting in CSV import, improved the performance of CSV import preview and page break updates in certain cases, added handling of embedded null-characters in CSV import and fixed a name collision issue with named expressions and symbols in XMLSchema-2
  39. Caolán McNamara (Red Hat) fixed multiple style attributes being written into a single tag in HTML documents, fixed an issue with not being able to close Tip of the Day dialog when Impress Template dialog is also visible, fixed a performance issue with 1000 selected shapes in Draw and continued implementing the new GTK4 backend. He also made many cleanups and crash fixes
  40. Tünde Tóth (NISZ) fixed an issue with Calc’s Database Range dialog closing, if invalid name was inputted
  41. Regina Henschel fixed an issue with incorrect positioning of grouped shapes in DOCX import, fixed many issues with wrap settings in DOCX import, fixed DOCX export of Bezier curves and fixed an issue with messed up polylines in VML import
  42. Justin Luth (SIL) fixed an issue with comment markers affecting spellchecking, fixed an issue with outline level not being inherited from style assigned as Chapter Numbering in DOCX import and fixed issues with unwanted paragraph spacing in DOCX import
  43. Stephan Bergmann (Red Hat) made many code and build-related cleanups
  44. Jan-Marek Glogowski (allotropia) improved the robustness of the kf5 and qt5 UIs
  45. Bayram Çiçek finished the GSoC project “100 Paper Cuts”
  46. Sary Nasser finished the GSoC project “Integrate .ui dialogs with translation tooling/string search webservice to help translators”
  47. Akshit Kushwaha finished the GSoC project “Tests for the VCL graphic backends”
  48. Balázs Sántha finished the GSoC project “Implementing table styles DOCX support”
  49. Panos Korovesis finished the GSoC project “Make SVM (StarView Metafile) format independent of the VCL Metafile + tests of the format”
  50. Anshu Khare finished the GSoC project “Styles Highlighter”
  51. Tushar Kumar Rai finished the GSoC project “Implement Interface for external data source import into Calc”

Kudos to Ilmari Lauhakangas for helping to elaborate this list.

Reported Bugs

544 bugs, 52 of which are enhancements, have been reported by 320 people.

Top 10 Reporters

  1. Telesto ( 35 )
  2. NISZ LibreOffice Team ( 26 )
  3. TorrAB ( 11 )
  4. Regina Henschel ( 11 )
  5. Mike Kaganski ( 10 )
  6. Timur ( 10 )
  7. sophie ( 10 )
  8. Rafael Lima ( 9 )
  9. Robert Großkopf ( 8 )
  10. Colin ( 7 )

Triaged Bugs

698 bugs have been triaged by 96 people.

Top 10 Triagers

  1. Roman Kuznetsov ( 81 )
  2. Heiko Tietze ( 49 )
  3. Jean-Baptiste Faure ( 47 )
  4. Timur ( 44 )
  5. Buovjaga ( 40 )
  6. Julien Nabet ( 31 )
  7. steve ( 22 )
  8. Xisco Faulí ( 22 )
  9. Dieter ( 21 )
  10. Eleonora Govallo ( 20 )

Resolution of resolved bugs

553 bugs have been set to RESOLVED.

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

Fixed Bugs

182 bugs have been fixed by 39 people.

Top 10 Fixers

  1. Caolán McNamara ( 24 )
  2. Eike Rathke ( 12 )
  3. László Németh ( 7 )
  4. Regina Henschel ( 6 )
  5. Andreas Heinisch ( 6 )
  6. Miklos Vajna ( 6 )
  7. Julien Nabet ( 6 )
  8. Vasily Melenchuk ( 5 )
  9. Mike Kaganski ( 5 )
  10. Rafael Lima ( 4 )

List of critical bugs fixed

  1. tdf#143728 Certain presentation crashes Impress after starting slideshow (Win crashes, Linux hangs) ( Thanks to Noel Grandin )
  2. tdf#143896 FILESAVE XLSX 1001+ rows are lost after saving new file ( Thanks to Julien Nabet )
  3. tdf#143940 FILESAVE: add a new line in a large spreadsheet and save causes crash ( Thanks to Xisco Fauli )

List of high severity bugs fixed

  1. tdf#142003 FILEOPEN Tracked changes in .doc file footnotes shift to the right ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  2. tdf#142264 charts lost by calc export to xlsx ( Thanks to Mike Kaganski )
  3. tdf#143023 Forms: Event “When losing focus” in tablecontrol appears when receiving focus ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  4. tdf#143657 Tools → SQL: Command couldn’t be executed. ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  5. tdf#143858 Outline numbering not showing any number, only the prefix/suffix ( Thanks to Vasily Melenchuk )
  6. tdf#143957 Crash when switching transitions (kf5) ( Thanks to Jan-Marek Glogowski )
  7. tdf#143990 Multilevel outline numbers not showing ( Thanks to Vasily Melenchuk )

List of crashes fixed

  1. tdf#143572 Crash clicking Shape 2 Text Frame ( Thanks to Jim Raykowski )
  2. tdf#143577 Crash on image delete with “Show outline-folding buttons” ( Thanks to Jim Raykowski )
  3. tdf#143728 Certain presentation crashes Impress after starting slideshow (Win crashes, Linux hangs) ( Thanks to Noel Grandin )
  4. tdf#143769 Calc crashes if a background for a sketch is selected ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  5. tdf#143843 Crash in: weld::CustomWidgetController::SetPointer(PointerStyle) ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  6. tdf#143940 FILESAVE: add a new line in a large spreadsheet and save causes crash ( Thanks to Xisco Fauli )
  7. tdf#143957 Crash when switching transitions (kf5) ( Thanks to Jan-Marek Glogowski )
  8. tdf#144008 LO crashes when macro tries to start a form document in Base (kf5 only) ( Thanks to Jan-Marek Glogowski )
  9. tdf#144022 Calc crashed in Copy & Paste Special ( Thanks to Mike Kaganski )
  10. tdf#144105 LO crashes during mail merge wizard when an address block is modified ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )

List of performance issues fixed

  1. tdf#101083 Insert SVG with too small scaling causes LibreOffice to hang, consuming 100% cpu ( Thanks to Noel Grandin )
  2. tdf#131546 FILEOPEN DOCX: File takes longer to open in master ( Thanks to Balazs Santha )
  3. tdf#139220 Regression: Selection of elements is very slow ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  4. tdf#143499 Slow response in document with many headings ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  5. tdf#143852 FILEOPEN: files with images take longer to open ( Thanks to Mike Kaganski )

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

  1. tdf#100480 Improve the description of the “Match case” check box in the Find and Replace dialog ( Thanks to Rafael Lima )
  2. tdf#101083 Insert SVG with too small scaling causes LibreOffice to hang, consuming 100% cpu ( Thanks to Noel Grandin )
  3. tdf#102846 CSV import: very long loop in preview’s field detection ( Thanks to Eike Rathke )
  4. tdf#103612 ToC is never shown in Master Document if it is in ODT in a section with a hide condition ( Thanks to Michael Stahl )
  5. tdf#112057 Clarify what Cell Edit Mode in Calc means ( Thanks to Rafael Lima )
  6. tdf#50447 Text formatting changes (in docx-file) are not shown with track changes (and not recorded by the way) ( Thanks to László Németh )
  7. tdf#59820 FILEOPEN: default csv column width is wrong with multiline cells ( Thanks to Andreas Heinisch )
  8. tdf#64086 Fileopen: named cell ranges from MSO are not imported in charts (because not supported in LO) ( Thanks to Balazs Varga )
  9. tdf#64703 PRINTING: Problem with page break when autofilter is on ( Thanks to Attila Szűcs )
  10. tdf#66250 Use a Named range as data source for Chart ( Thanks to Balazs Varga )
  11. tdf#88205 Adapt uses of css::uno::Sequence to use initializer_list ctor ( Thanks to Zeynep Yavuz )
  12. tdf#91519 Jump of document canvas view to the top of the comment disrupts editing of long comments ( Thanks to Bayram Çiçek )
  13. tdf#96561 Fails to import CSV file created with CsvHelper ( Thanks to Eike Rathke )
  14. tdf#99932 Anchor “to Character”: Anchor changes position to the document when zoom-in or out ( Thanks to Vasily Melenchuk )

WORKSFORME bugs

96 bugs have been retested by 35 people.

Top 10 testers

  1. Buovjaga ( 13 )
  2. Roman Kuznetsov ( 12 )
  3. Timur ( 6 )
  4. Aron Budea ( 6 )
  5. Telesto ( 6
12 Aug 2021

QA/Dev Report: July 2021

General Activities

  1. LibreOffice 7.1.5 was released on July, 22
  2. The Bug Hunting Session for LibreOffice 7.2 RC1 took place on July, 19
  3. Roman Kuznetsov is teaching a group of russian volunteers called ‘the hamsters QA Team” how to triage bugs in LibreOffice
  4. Alain Romedenne and Rafael Lima improved the Help content for the ScriptForge library – many Python examples were added. Rafael also improved the Advanced Filter and NUMBERVALUE help pages.
  5. Steve Fanning improved some Calc function help pages
  6. Olivier Hallot (TDF) updated the help page for Impress object transformations
  7. Bai Xiaochun replaced uses of homegrown math functions with standard library ones
  8. Vasily Melenchuk (CIB) fixed incorrect formatting being applied to Writer text fields while editing them and added delimiting to chapter fields
  9. Dante Doménech created a new version of the OpenSymbol font
  10. Jeff Huang cleaned out the unused code for collecting usage data
  11. Tomaž Vajngerl (Collabora) improved the Sidebar preview of theme colour sets by adding name display, continued working on the new searching and indexing feature and made some code cleanups and refactorings
  12. Luboš Luňák (Collabora) took the first step in getting Skia graphics engine integration to work on macOS and fixed an issue with image sizes in exported HTML
  13. Armin Le Grand (allotropia) improved the kf5 UI
  14. Daniel Arato (NISZ) added a “Same content on first page” option to Calc’s Header/Footer dialog
  15. Bubli added support for applying pattern fills from the toolbar and fixed unwanted jumping in Impress when applying animations
  16. Tibor Nagy (NISZ) added support for long slide names and presentation timing attribute in PPTX import and “Start from“ setting in PPTX export
  17. Szymon Kłos (Collabora) made many improvements and additions to jsdialog used by Online
  18. Deb Barkley-Yeung made the font features button show as disabled in the Character formatting dialog, if the font does not have features
  19. Arnaud Versini made some improvements to threaded code
  20. Rizal Muttaqin added icons for diagonal border line
  21. Michael Meeks (Collabora) fixed a couple of UI-related crashes
  22. Gábor Kelemen (NISZ) improved the find-unneeded-includes script used for optimising LibreOffice code
  23. Justin Luth (SIL) fixed an issue with numbering levels in imported DOC files, adapted the code for unique naming of custom hatches and gradients to Writer code, made a big rework for handling outline numbering in imported DOCX files and fixed a text alignment issue in RTF import
  24. Jun Nogata improved Japanese font support and added a PowerPoint-compatible screen size preset for Impress
  25. Kevin Suo fixed problems with importing bold and italic font properties from PDF files
  26. Hochwasser fixed a crash in Impress remote control
  27. Gülşah Köse (Collabora) added support for handling embedded OLE objects in PPTX import
  28. Christian Lohmaier (TDF) added support for new Google Drive authentication and also fixed OneDrive authentication
  29. Stephan Bergmann (Red Hat) made many code and build-related cleanups and fixed an old data corruption issue in UNO C++ bridge
  30. Todor Balabanov did some refactoring of the NLP solver code
  31. Hossein Nourikhah (TDF) improved some C++ SDK examples, ported C++/Java DocumentLoader SDK example to Python, fixed an issue with DOC/DOCX exported lines, fixed a regression causing Tabbed UI not working in Impress and Draw and added extra checks into SmartArt import tests
  32. Michael Weghorn made many improvements to the accessibility of the qt5 UI and also fixed a Windows accessibility issue of not announcing spinbox values
  33. Björn Michaelsen made some internal improvements to Writer code
  34. Gökçe Kuler made it so bullets are not automatically added to empty lines in bulleted lists in Impress – a preview is shown instead
  35. Baltasar made it so Basic’s Round function follows half-to-even rounding and wrote a unit test for it
  36. Mert Tumer (Collabora) made spellchecking wavy lines cached to improve performance
  37. Gizem Özgün fixed truncation of long class names in UNO object inspector
  38. Vert D made it so built-in categories in the Template Manager show deleting as disabled
  39. Tor Lillqvist (Collabora) made a build fix for iOS
  40. Heiko Tietze (TDF) clarified the AutoCorrect option to replace dashes, fixed “Get more dictionaries online“ not opening Extension dialog, made border style selection dropdown adapt to dark theme, made the infobar for “missing hyphenation data“ more user-friendly and made it so indices are not spellchecked
  41. DaeHyun Sung fixed Korean line breaking rules, numbering and date acceptance patterns
  42. Andrzej Hunt made many internal improvements to Impress Remote
  43. Mike Kaganski (Collabora) added DOC import support for fixed date/time fields, fixed DOCX importing of AM/PM time values, fixed unwanted bullet in PPTX WordArt after roundtrip, fixed some crashes and memory leaks and made many code cleanups
  44. Xisco Faulí (TDF) improved the Basic macro automated test suite and added many new tests to it. He also added several UI and unit tests for other areas.
  45. Michael Stahl (allotropia) fixed a window focus issue affecting Eclipse RCP applications on Windows and made it so unused page background images are removed from imported ODF files
  46. Regina Henschel fixed DOCX import of “Outside only“ wrap option, a positioning issue of child elements in group upon DOCX export, an issue with the distance of an image to text in DOCX import and improved DOCX import/export of contour wrap
  47. Bartosz Kosiorek made several improvements to EMF+ graphics support
  48. Eike Rathke (Red Hat) made a big rework to how Base handles date formatting, fixed an issue with Calc date acceptance patterns for Japanese and Chinese locales, fixed an XLSX roundtrip issue with booleans, added handling for Microsoft’s non-standard use of x-none language tag, added functionality to export all Calc sheets to CSV from the command line and made it so whitespace characters including LF and CR are preserved in Calc formula expressions
  49. Attila Szűcs and Tibor Nagy (NISZ) fixed DOCX import of negative page margins, zeroing of huge page sizes in imported DOCX files and fixed printing page breaks after hiding rows
  50. Jan-Marek Glogowski (allotropia) improved the qt5 UI
  51. László Németh (NISZ) added support for tracking changes in images and tables in imported DOCX files and improved removing personal info of comments and changes in DOCX export
  52. Attila Bakos (NISZ) fixed corrupt shape anchoring in text in DOCX export
  53. Jean-Pierre Ledure worked on the ScriptForge library
  54. Sarper Akdemir (Collabora) worked on PPTX header/footer field support
  55. Andreas Heinisch made Navigator tooltips show without URL encoding, made it so gallery item list accessed from Bullets and Numbering dialog only shows the filename, improved the implementations of Basic text search functions, made HTML tables in the Link to External Data Source list in order of their appearance and increased the precision of single-precision variables in Basic debugger
  56. Samuel Mehrbrodt (allotropia) made some file dialogs remember their last directory and added support for hyperlinks on shapes in Writer
  57. Tünde Tóth (NISZ) fixed several XLSX autofilter issues and an XLSX export hyperlink issue
  58. Noel Grandin (Collabora) made PDF exporting of very large spreadsheets much faster, improved the performance of formatting many comments at once, started converting uses of the homegrown osl::Mutex to std::mutex (locks preventing race conditions in threaded code), made it possible to use Thread Sanitizer (TSan) against the codebase, implemented logging access violations on Windows build boxes in order to get more useful feedback of issues and made many code cleanups and optimisations
  59. Caolán McNamara continued implementing the new GTK4 backend, fixed a memory use issue when selecting a shape in the gtk3 UI and improved the user experience of inputting hex colours. He also made many cleanups and crash fixes
  60. Julien Nabet updated HarfBuzz to 2.8.2 and fixed several regression and crashes
  61. Miklos Vajna (Collabora) made XLSX export support button form controls, fixed handling of named ranges referring to PathMissing sheets in imported XLSX files, improved the bibliography database UI and improved XHTML import of object elements containing images. He also made many code cleanups
  62. Bayram Çiçek worked on the GSoC project “100 Paper Cuts”. You can follow his work here
  63. Shubham Jain worked on the GSoC project “Write missing unit tests”
  64. Sary Nasser worked on the GSoC project “Integrate .ui dialogs with translation tooling/string search webservice to help translators”
  65. Akshit Kushwaha worked on the GSoC project “Tests for the VCL graphic backends”, adding support for viewing test results in the UI and storing results in a zip file
  66. Balázs Sántha worked on the GSoC project “Implementing table styles DOCX support”, fixing missing styles after copying & pasting, disappearing page breaks and redoing row insertions
  67. Panos Korovesis worked on the GSoC project “Make SVM (StarView Metafile) format independent of the VCL Metafile + tests of the format”, creating an SvmWriter class
  68. Anshu Khare worked on the GSoC project “Styles Highlighter”, adding a StyleList control
  69. Tushar Kumar Rai worked on the GSoC project “Implement Interface for external data source import into Calc”, completing his original project goal and adding a Find and Replace Transformation

Kudos to Ilmari Lauhakangas for helping to elaborate this list.

Reported Bugs

497 bugs, 65 of which are enhancements, have been reported by 276 people.

Top 10 Reporters

  1. Telesto ( 57 )
  2. NISZ LibreOffice Team ( 25 )
  3. Mike Kaganski ( 15 )
  4. Regina Henschel ( 13 )
  5. sophie ( 10 )
  6. R. Green ( 9 )
  7. Xisco Faulí ( 9 )
  8. Robert Großkopf ( 8 )
  9. Rafael Lima ( 7 )
  10. stragu ( 6 )

Triaged Bugs

804 bugs have been triaged by 88 people.

Top 10 Triagers

  1. Buovjaga ( 202 )
  2. Xisco Faulí ( 88 )
  3. Heiko Tietze ( 39 )
  4. Julien Nabet ( 38 )
  5. Roman Kuznetsov ( 37 )
  6. Timur ( 34 )
  7. Dieter ( 29 )
  8. V Stuart Foote ( 23 )
  9. Telesto ( 22 )
  10. BogdanB ( 21 )

Resolution of resolved bugs

571 bugs have been set to RESOLVED.

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

Fixed Bugs

199 bugs have been fixed by 47 people.

Top 10 Fixers

  1. Julien Nabet ( 12 )
  2. Andreas Heinisch ( 10 )
  3. Caolán McNamara ( 9 )
  4. László Németh ( 8 )
  5. Heiko Tietze ( 7 )
  6. Eike Rathke ( 7 )
  7. Tünde Tóth ( 7 )
  8. Mike Kaganski ( 6 )
  9. Justin Luth ( 6 )
  10. Regina Henschel ( 5 )

List of critical bugs fixed

  1. tdf#140506 REGRESSION Setting to repeat heading in writer tables no longer works ( Thanks to Bjoern Michaelsen )
  2. tdf#143398 When I click to add a single sheet. It makes automatically two sheets. ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  3. tdf#143400 Query with most functions could not be created in GUI ( Thanks to Julien Nabet )

List of high severity bugs fixed

  1. tdf#139426 Update of Contents is freezing LibreOffice ( Thanks to Armin Le Grand (Allotropia) )
  2. tdf#142235 FILESAVE PPTX Textbox vertical top align becomes middle in PP ( Thanks to Attila Bakos (NISZ) )
  3. tdf#142923 Deleting comment in Writer leaves visual artifact behind ( Thanks to Noel Grandin )
  4. tdf#143291 Selecting the None slide transition has no effect ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  5. tdf#143399 FILEOPEN DOCX Writer 7.2 doesn’t import Word endnotes ( Thanks to László Németh )
  6. tdf#143412 CRASH: converting images ( steps in comment 12 ) ( Thanks to Noel Grandin )
  7. tdf#59323 Impress conversion to PPTX doesn’t save (header and footer) fields – with sample or steps in Comment 7 ( Thanks to Sarper Akdemir )

List of crashes fixed

  1. tdf#119312 Remote control of impress; Crash in: sdext::presenter::PresenterSlideShowView::LateInit() ( Thanks to Hochwasser )
  2. tdf#143081 Basic Replace() function crashes LO ( Thanks to Julien Nabet )
  3. tdf#143125 EDITING Crash when closing Custom Slide Shows dialog ( Thanks to Tibor Nagy )
  4. tdf#143146 Crash by click on properties symbol for calc data in writer ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  5. tdf#143149 Crash in: vcl::Window::GetParentWithLOKNotifier() ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  6. tdf#143153 Editing Crash when grouping Text (Fit to Frame) and object ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  7. tdf#143320 Crash at paste/undo paste again (swlo!BigPtrArray::Index2Block+0xc8) ( Thanks to Noel Grandin )
  8. tdf#143342 Crash when using “Search Command” feature ( Thanks to Julien Nabet )
  9. tdf#143355 crash with .uno:FontWork ( Thanks to Julien Nabet )
  10. tdf#143412 CRASH: converting images ( steps in comment 12 ) ( Thanks to Noel Grandin
1 Aug 2021

LibreOffice 7.2 RC2 is available for testing

The LibreOffice Quality Assurance ( QA ) Team is happy to announce LibreOffice 7.2 Release Candidate 2 is available for testing!

LibreOffice 7.2 will be released as final in mid August, 2021 ( Check the Release Plan for more information ) being LibreOffice 7.2 RC2 the fourth pre-release since the development of version 7.2 started at the end of November, 2020. Since the previous release, LibreOffice 7.2 RC1, 90 commits have been submitted to the code repository and 55 bugs have been fixed. Check the release notes to find the new features included in LibreOffice 7.2.

LibreOffice 7.2 RC2 can be downloaded from 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.

LibreOffice is a volunteer-driven community project and your help is much appreciated.

Happy testing!!

Download it now!

13 Jul 2021

LibreOffice 7.2 RC1 is available for testing

The LibreOffice Quality Assurance ( QA ) Team is happy to announce LibreOffice 7.2 Release Candidate 1 is available for testing!

LibreOffice 7.2 will be released as final in mid August, 2021 ( Check the Release Plan for more information ) being LibreOffice 7.2 RC1 the third pre-release since the development of version 7.2 started at the end of November, 2020. Since the previous release, LibreOffice 7.2 Beta1, 208 commits have been submitted to the code repository and 100 bugs have been fixed. Check the release notes to find the new features included in LibreOffice 7.2.

LibreOffice 7.2 RC1 can be downloaded from 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.

LibreOffice is a volunteer-driven community project and your help is much appreciated.

Happy testing!!

Download it now!

6 Jul 2021

QA/Dev Report: June 2021

General Activities

  1. LibreOffice 7.1.4 was released on June, 10
  2. Alain Romedenne and Rafael Lima improved the Help content for the ScriptForge library. Alain also added some Basic keyword argument explanations and created a help page for Basic ThisDatabaseDocument object.
  3. Olivier Hallot (TDF) and Adolfo Jayme Barrientos clarified ‘whole sheet export’ for Calc PDF export in Help. Olivier also added help entries for VBA StrConv function, Advanced TSCP classification dialog and toolbar, revamped Bullets & Numbering dialog for Impress and Draw, Combine Text in Draw and made several improvements and tweaks.
  4. Michael Warner fixed an issue in PDF files containing Chinese characters generated with XeLaTeX
  5. Ming Hua added glossary entries about half-width and full-width characters to Help
  6. Steve Fanning documented how to escape double quotes in Help for Calc’s text functions
  7. Jean-Pierre Ledure worked on the ScriptForge library
  8. Hossein Nourikhah started working for TDF as Developer Community Architect
  9. Michael Stahl (allotropia) fixed some Writer layout infinite loops
  10. Bai Xiaochun replaced uses of homegrown math functions with standard library ones and optimised a math function for speed
  11. Baltasar made it so in Basic the results of comparison of literals have proper boolean type
  12. Gülşah Köse (Collabora) fixed a text data loss issue with PPTX roundtrip
  13. René Engelhard (Debian) made some fixes to unit tests
  14. Bubli fixed missing decimal places in Sidebar rotation spinbox
  15. Gopi Krishna Menon (Collabora) made crash reports more useful with additional data
  16. Regina Henschel improved OOXML compatibility for shadow rotation and wrap margins
  17. Chris Sherlock did some housecleaning in VCL
  18. Todor Balabanov made several improvements to the NLP solver
  19. Sarper Akdemir (Collabora) worked on PPTX header/footer field support
  20. Georgy Litvinov fixed losing anchor and endnote links in exported PDFs
  21. Michael Weghorn fixed an Android crash and made improvements to the Windows accessibility internals
  22. Balázs Varga (NISZ) fixed the option “Secondary Y Axis” in Sidebar’s Chart deck, fixed OOXML export of chart secondary axis and made it so formatted dates in standard filters are preserved upon XLSX export
  23. Luboš Luňák (Collabora) made optimisations related to graphics rendering and WMF graphic conversions
  24. Oleg Shchelykalnov made it possible to respect hidden paragraphs when saving to TXT
  25. Tibor Nagy (NISZ) added PPTX export support for a presentation’s loop attribute and improved the PPTX import support for custom slide show settings
  26. Dennis Francis (Collabora) added support for cycling through Calc’s autocomplete matches
  27. Andreas Heinisch fixed a focus issue in Custom Properties dialog, added file/product name to the Enter Password dialog title to help password managers, added column/row labels to descriptive statistics in Calc, made it so custom document properties are exported using utf8 encoding, fixed CSV import preview of text delimiter, fixed the display of custom unicode separators in the csv import dialog, corrected an issue with Chart spline calculation and made it so the filename in the import ASCII dialog title is not URL-encoded
  28. Vasily Melenchuk (CIB) added a new ODF numbered list parameter loext:num-list-format to allow for more flexibility in storing multilevel numberings. He also made some code optimisations and cleanups
  29. Jim Raykowski made it so footnote numbers are not included in Navigator heading entries
  30. Heiko Tietze (TDF) added an expert option to turn off sidebar’s minimum width, added an option to globally switch toolbar locking on/off, made the new Calc thick cursor optional, fixed layout issues in Writer Sidebar’s Page deck and fixed an RTL issue with Calc’s Insert Cell dialog
  31. Arnaud Versini made some code cleanups
  32. Tobias Schulz made it so TXT file encoding option is stored for later saving and added handling of BOM in text encoding detection
  33. Roland Kurmann fixed an issue with transposed text and multi-range selections. He also made a lot of improvements and reorganisations for Calc’s copy/paste automated tests
  34. Gabriel Masei (1&1) fixed some VCL-related crashes
  35. Marco Falke fixed an oss-fuzz build script issue
  36. Gábor Kelemen (NISZ) made many improvements to shortcut keys
  37. Muhammet Kara (Collabora) made the Customization dialog indicate experimental commands
  38. Christian Lohmaier (TDF) improved symbol extraction on Windows, related to crash reporting
  39. Gizem Ozgun added a test for exporting conditional format font size in Calc
  40. Rizal Muttaqin updated the Sifr icon theme
  41. Bartosz Kosiorek continued making improvements to EMF and WMF graphics support. Valek Filippov helped with the file analysis and testing.
  42. Eike Rathke (Red Hat) made the setting of Calc formula separators better regarding accepted characters and added evaluation of AM/PM in dates in text-to-column and CSV
  43. Julien Nabet fixed crashes in Impress, Writer and Calc. He also made many small code optimisations
  44. Jan-Marek Glogowski (allotropia) made many fixes to threads and building
  45. Justin Luth (Collabora/SIL) improved tab handling in DOCX import and made many improvements to the handling of numbering in DOC/DOCX formats
  46. Tünde Tóth (NISZ) fixed broken chart import at labels with quotes in OOXML files
  47. Mike Kaganski (Collabora) added support for columns in text boxes, fixed some crashes and made many code cleanups and fixes to test and build problems
  48. Caolán McNamara continued implementing the new GTK4 backend. He also made many cleanups and crash fixes. More information here, here, here and here
  49. László Németh (NISZ) made several improvements to change tracking and made it possible to remove personal info from comments and changes
  50. Xisco Faulí (TDF) made about 50 improvements and additions to automated tests
  51. Stephan Bergmann (Red Hat) made many code and build-related cleanups and improved compatibility with new compiler versions and unreleased C++ standard changes
  52. Noel Grandin (Collabora) continued his war on memory leaks, greatly improved the import time for DOCX documents with hundreds of images and made many code cleanups and optimisations
  53. Miklos Vajna (Collabora) made many improvements to image handling in Writer’s XHTML export. He also made many code cleanups and removed a 16bit limit in line heights
  54. Tomaž Vajngerl (Collabora) added a document searching and indexing feature
  55. Bayram Çiçek worked on the GSoC project “100 Paper Cuts”, adding hover effects to palettes in the Area tab and fixing an issue with cropping flipped images in Writer
  56. Shubham Jain worked on the GSoC project “Write missing unit tests”
  57. Sary Nasser worked on the GSoC project “Integrate .ui dialogs with translation tooling/string search webservice to help translators”
  58. Akshit Kushwaha worked on the GSoC project “Tests for the VCL graphic backends”, adding some tests and a UI dialog for running tests and showing results
  59. Balázs Sántha worked on the GSoC project “Implementing table styles DOCX support”, fixing missing format update of tables at table (cell) selection
  60. Panos Korovesis worked on the GSoC project “Make SVM (StarView Metafile) format independent of the VCL Metafile + tests of the format”, adding 12 tests
  61. Anshu Khare worked on the GSoC project “Styles Highlighter”
  62. Tushar Kumar Rai worked on the GSoC project “Implement Interface for external data source import into Calc”

Kudos to Ilmari Lauhakangas for helping to elaborate this list.

Reported Bugs

524 bugs, 77 of which are enhancements, have been reported by 254 people.

Top 10 Reporters

  1. NISZ LibreOffice Team ( 63 )
  2. Telesto ( 37 )
  3. Eyal Rozenberg ( 27 )
  4. Valek Filippov ( 21 )
  5. Timur ( 12 )
  6. stragu ( 12 )
  7. Tracey ( 10 )
  8. Mike Kaganski ( 9 )
  9. Roman Kuznetsov ( 8 )
  10. Regina Henschel ( 8 )

Triaged Bugs

432 bugs have been triaged by 74 people.

Top 10 Triagers

  1. Dieter ( 45 )
  2. Timur ( 42 )
  3. Heiko Tietze ( 32 )
  4. V Stuart Foote ( 27 )
  5. m.a.riosv ( 22 )
  6. Roman Kuznetsov ( 19 )
  7. Xisco Faulí ( 18 )
  8. NISZ LibreOffice Team ( 16 )
  9. Telesto ( 15 )
  10. Uwe Auer ( 13 )

Resolution of resolved bugs

476 bugs have been set to RESOLVED.

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

Fixed Bugs

161 bugs have been fixed by 38 people.

Top 10 Fixers

  1. Caolán McNamara ( 12 )
  2. Olivier Hallot ( 9 )
  3. László Németh ( 7 )
  4. Heiko Tietze ( 7 )
  5. Andreas Heinisch ( 7 )
  6. Noel Grandin ( 6 )
  7. Gabor Kelemen ( 5 )
  8. Tünde Tóth ( 5 )
  9. Tibor Nagy ( 5 )
  10. Justin Luth ( 4 )

List of critical bugs fixed

  1. tdf#142478 [CRASH] searching on slide notes will crash Impress ( Thanks to Tomaž Vajngerl )

List of high severity bugs fixed

  1. tdf#140360 Provide option to turn off sidebar’s minimum width ( Thanks to Heiko Tietze )
  2. tdf#141769 Crash in: cppu::OInterfaceContainerHelper::disposeAndClear(com::sun::star::lang::EventObject const &) ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  3. tdf#92917 Impress 64-bit crash when I open .PPSX or .PPTX with MP3 sound ( Thanks to Julien Nabet )

List of crashes fixed

  1. tdf#139447 Crash when dragging a query or table from “Data Sources Explorer” window to a calc sheet. ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  2. tdf#141769 Crash in: cppu::OInterfaceContainerHelper::disposeAndClear(com::sun::star::lang::EventObject const &) ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  3. tdf#142393 CRASH: Clicking on filter by color dropdownlist (gen) ( Thanks to Noel Grandin )
  4. tdf#142478 [CRASH] searching on slide notes will crash Impress ( Thanks to Tomaž Vajngerl )
  5. tdf#142618 LibreOffice Viewer 7.2.0.0.alpha1+ crashes on “about” > “show notice” ( Thanks to Michael Weghorn )
  6. tdf#142638 CRASH: leaving embedded object (GTK3) ( Thanks to Noel Grandin )
  7. tdf#142860 Crash: press Page Columns Button on Tab UI ( Thanks to Julien Nabet )
  8. tdf#142932 Crash when pasting cells with comments and “skip empty cells” option selected ( Thanks to Julien Nabet )
  9. tdf#143032 CRASH (assertion failed) when typing a format string in DBGUTIL build ( Thanks to Mike Kaganski )
  10. tdf#143113 Crash when dragging Navigator heading (gtk3) ( Thanks to Caolán McNamara )
  11. tdf#92917 Impress 64-bit crash when I open .PPSX or .PPTX with MP3 sound ( Thanks to Julien Nabet )

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

  1. tdf#103388 UI: “View > Show Formula” shows the shortcut as “Ctrl+grave” ( Thanks to Gabor Kelemen )
  2. tdf#104995 Cropping flipped images occurs at the wrong side ( Thanks to Bayram Çiçek )
  3. tdf#105089 Base: Item Status Changed ( Thanks to Olivier Hallot )
  4. tdf#106541 FILEOPEN: Numbering from custom style based on Heading 1 is not considered in this DOC ( Thanks to Justin Luth )
  5. tdf#108518 FILEOPEN: DOC file list numbers incorrectly italicized ( Thanks to Justin Luth )
  6. tdf#38187 ENDNOTES: when .odt is exported to PDF, links between anchors and endnotes are missing in both directions ( Thanks to Georgy Litvinov )
  7. tdf#46626 UI: Navigator: heading with footnote displays footnote number full size ( Thanks to Jim Raykowski )
  8. tdf#47365 Impress does not honor loop in PPTX presentation (fileopen done, filesave left) ( Thanks to Tibor Nagy )
  9. tdf#58250 FILEOPEN UI Custom separator is corrupted in CSV dialog ( Thanks to Andreas Heinisch )
  10. tdf#66553 Add file name to title bar of Enter Password dialog for autofilling with KeePass ( Thanks to Andreas Heinisch )
  11. tdf#68976 Formulas change after cut and paste special action with Transpose ( Thanks to scito )
  12. tdf#69207 Text delimiter not used in preview until changed (CSV import OK) ( Thanks to Andreas Heinisch )
  13. tdf#79069 DOCX: cannot delete table with Tracking changes (before: could be deleted but made a comeback after RT) ( Thanks to László Németh )
  14. tdf#90401 Allow resetting or removing personal information (author, date/time) on comments and changes ( Thanks to László Németh )
  15. tdf#92525 docx export: Text position in shape not correct ( Thanks to Attila Bakos (NISZ) )
  16. tdf#92917 Impress 64-bit crash when I open .PPSX or .PPTX with MP3 sound ( Thanks to Julien Nabet )

WORKSFORME bugs

57 bugs have been retested by 32 people.

Top 10 testers

  1. stragu ( 6 )
  2. Timur ( 6 )
  3. Telesto ( 5 )
  4. Dieter ( 4 )
  5. Andreas Heinisch ( 3 )
  6. Xisco Faulí ( 3 )
  7. Heiko Tietze ( 3 )
  8. Buovjaga ( 3 )
  9. Robert Großkopf ( 2 )
  10. geraldg ( 2 )

DUPLICATED bugs

111 bugs have been duplicated by 32 people.

Top 10 testers

  1. Timur ( 16 )
  2. NISZ LibreOffice Team ( 12 )
  3. V Stuart Foote ( 11 )
  4. Heiko Tietze ( 10 )
  5. Telesto ( 7 )
  6. m.a.riosv ( 7 )
  7. stragu ( 6 )
  8. Xisco Faulí ( 5
18 Jun 2021

LibreOffice 7.2 Beta1 is available for testing

The LibreOffice Quality Assurance ( QA ) Team is happy to announce LibreOffice 7.2 Beta1 is available for testing!

LibreOffice 7.2 will be released as final in mid August, 2021 ( Check the Release Plan for more information ) being LibreOffice 7.2 Beta1 the second pre-release since the development of version 7.2 started at the end of November, 2020. Since the previous release, LibreOffice 7.2 Alpha1, 1163 commits have been submitted to the code repository and 221 issues got fixed. Check the release notes to find the new features included in this version of LibreOffice.

LibreOffice 7.2 Beta1 can be downloaded from here for Linux, MacOS and Windows, and it can be installed alongside the standard version.

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.

LibreOffice is a volunteer-driven community project and your help is much appreciated.

Happy testing!!

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