The Document Foundation has just released the very first revision of LibreOffice 7, and the update is now available on all supported desktop platforms.
In other words, LibreOffice 7.0.1 is live today on Linux, Windows and macOS.
If you’re wondering what this new release includes, it’s pretty easy to find out just by looking at the version number. The focus is entirely on bug fixes, and of course no new features are included.
TDF says that around 80 bug fixes are included in this update, and users running LibreOffice 7 are advised to install it to get this refined performance.
LibreOffice has long been considered the best alternative to Microsoft Office, and version 7.0 adds further, and comes with improved document support for DOCX, XLSX and PPTX formats (which actually belong to Microsoft Office), Vulkan GPU-based acceleration and Skia graphics engine.
“LibreOffice – thanks to its mature code base, rich feature sets, open standard support, excellent compatibility and long-term support options – represents the ideal solution for companies looking to regain or retain control of their data and free themselves from vendor locks,” says TDF.
Needless to say, while LibreOffice 7.0.1 comes with several fixes, it is still not recommended for all users, and this is why TDF claims that only power users should install it. Everyone else should just stick to the previous release, which should provide improved stability and a more polished experience regardless of platform.
Of course, nothing stops you from trying LibreOffice 7 on a virtual machine to see what it’s all about.