Archive | May 2014

Successful Bug Hunting Weekend

It was pretty obvious from the beginning that we were having a strong showing from the community to help hunt down bugs in our upcoming 4.3 release – and a big thank you to all of those who participated. A few highlights:

  • At least 15 new faces were present in the QA channel throughout the weekend and are confident many will be around in the future to help with ongoing QA tasks 😀
  • 106 total bugs were reported from Friday until right now
  • 57 of those were against 4.3 beta1
  • 14 confirmed regressions with an additional 4 possible regressions (note that some of these were duplicates (6), but none the less people took the time to report so fantastic news)
  • All but 6 of the 57 bugs have already been triaged
  • 5 bibisects were done on regressions for 4.3
  • 5 bugs have already been RESOLVED-FIXED (crazy!)

Really great work everyone – I’m confident that developers will take it over from here and will be thrilled to see the work that was done this weekend.


Fantastic Day #1 for Bug Hunting

Today we really had an incredible showing of support in testing LibreOffice 4.3 beta1. I saw a dozen or more new faces in the chat and some new contributors were responsible for finding some of the nastier regressions that have now been reported and bibisected.

A big thank you to those who participated and I strongly encourage others to jump into the chat in the next couple days to say hello and see what we’re up to.

34 bugs have been reported against 4.3 beta1 in the past 24 hours. Quite a few of those are marked as regressions and many are already bibisected.

Huge thank you!


4.3 Bug Hunting Session

Hi All –

As many of you already know – 4.3 is quickly approaching 😀 In order to help our developers make the best release possible we’re asking everyone available to join our bug hunting session this weekend (May 23 – 25).

What is a bug hunting session? Well that’s simple – simply download the latest daily version of 4.3 and use it. Do as many different things as possible using the pre-release and if you hit a snag, report it on our bug tracker. That simple – anyone can do it!

Beta Packages:

Debian 32 bit:

Debian 64 bit:

RPM 32 bit:

RPM 64 bit:

OSX 32 bit:

OSX 64 bit:


Also the chat room will have experts available to help walk you through downloading, installing, and reporting any bugs found. You can join us here:


More information about but hunting session can be found here:

LibreOffice can only become better if we continue to grow our list of people testing and contributing back – if you have any spare time this weekend please join us in the chat and say hello. I look forward to talking to many of you!