LibreOffie is doing what we have been expecting from OpenOffice for ages -- dynamic development and features that competes with Microsoft's Office Suite. The Document Foundation has announced LibreOffice 3.3.1, the first micro release which brings new colorful icons based on The Document Foundation branding guidelines, and includes updates to several language versions.
"LibreOffice 3.3 was our very first stable release, and the feedback from users has been extremely positive," says Thorsten Behrens, one of the developers with a seat on the Steering Committee. "We have managed to troubleshoot a large number of bugs within a very short time, in order to maintain our enterprising release schedule. There will be another minor release in a month, before our second feature release in early May."
LibreOffice 3.3.1 has been rolled out only one week after the launch of the funds challenge to collect donations towards the 50,000-euro capital needed to establish The Document Foundation in Germany. If you want to donate to the foundation please visit this page and support the foundation.
By just one week after the launch, more than 40,000 euros had been accumulated, bringing the final target very close. All additional funds collected before the closing date of March 21 will be used for operating expenses such as infrastructure costs and registration of domain names and trademarks, as well as for marketing expenses such as travel funding for TDF representatives speaking at conferences, booth fees for trade shows, and initial financing of merchandising items, DVDs and printed material.