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Subject [CONF] Apache OpenOffice Community > AOO 3.4.1 Release Notes
Date Sun, 22 Jul 2012 21:24:00 GMT
Space: Apache OpenOffice Community (
Page: AOO 3.4.1 Release Notes (

Edited by Kay Schenk:
h2. General Remarks

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

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

h2. Additional Language Support

h4. New translations available in Apache OpenOffice 3.4.1 include:

* Finnish
* British English
* Khmer
* Slovak
* Slovenian

h4. Updated translations available in Apache OpenOffice 3.4.1 include:

* Dutch
* Spanish
* Italian
* Hungarian

h2. Additional Platform Support 
None at this time.

h2. Bug Fixes

As of 2012/07/22, there were 52 confirmed issues of a critical nature, 22 of these have been

Please make use of [OpenOffice Buzilla|]

to do searches for bugs that may interest you.

Of most concern to users have been issues with:

* "quickstarter" problems  
* extension cleanup
* "undo" issues in Calc
* "redo" issues in Calc
* "freeze" problem with Calc when languagetools are installed 
* non-detection of java. "Oracle" as a java provider was added to aid in JVM indentificaion.
Previously, the vendor was Sun.

There were quite a number of non-critical issues over the same timeframe, May 8, 2012 until

See complete details provided by the  QE folks from:

h2. Performance Improvements/Enhancements
* Cleanup of temporary areas used by extensions installations.
* Keeping only one English dictionary for US-en installations instead of 5. This will save
user space.
  Users will be able to add other English dictionaries (Canadain, Australian, New Zealand)
as desired
* Hunspell library upgraded to version 1.3.2 from 1.2.9. This version contains severalimprovements
  for Dutch, German and other Germanic languages with extended compound word usage.

h2. Windows 8 Compatibility

Generally, Apache OpenOffice 3.4.0, and this release 3.4.1 install perfectly under Windows
8. There are a few issues that remain with complete Windows 8 certification. See the wiki
document below.

Status as of: 2012/06/25

h2. Known Bugs
* Apache OpenOffice 3.4 and 3.4.1 manage the user profile differently than previous versions.
The old user profile is automatically converted so that users can keep their extensions and
settings. Is a minority cases, especially for highly customized profiles (many extensions
or customizations) the conversion doesn't succeed. Common symptoms are: frequent application
crashes, problems with dictionaries or thesaurus, OpenOffice starting and crashing after a
few seconds. To solve this, just reset/rename your user profile as explained in the official
OpenOffice forum:

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