LibreOffice coding at Red Hat

At Red Hat we are involved with a lot of cool open source projects. One of these is the popular LibreOffice productivity Suite, where we are putting in a lot of effort to make sure Red Hat customers and the community in general have a dependable and feature rich Office Suite available.

In addition to of course doing work to add features requested by Red Hat customers, the team focuses on helping build the upstream project and making sure we help push desktop integration forward.

In fact the work done by Caolán McNamara, David Tardon, Stephan Bergmann, Michael Stahl and Eike Rathke is making Red Hat a major contributor to LibreOffice. So to celebrate the success of our team so far we wanted to have some nice t-shirts made for this years
LibreOffice conference in Berlin to give the team. It would have added a nice little touch to a conference where Caolan did a talk about his cool widget layout work (*1), Michael did a talk about the migration of LibreOffice to gbuild, Stephan did a talk about API stability and Eike did a talk about collaborative editing.

Unfortunately the t-shirts came back late from the printer and thus missed the conference, but I will be sending them out to the team today so that they have them ready for the next LibreOffice event :)

RedHat LibreOffice team t-shirt

Anyway a big thank you from me to the team, they have been a pleasure working with since I joined Red Hat and I am looking forward to seeing what we will achieve over the next years.

4 thoughts on “LibreOffice coding at Red Hat”

  1. I currently have Apache OpenOffice 3.4, but I was told about LibreOffice and am rather curious about it. As of right now, I haven’t found any comparisons between Apache OpenOffice 3.4 and LibreOffice 3.6. All of the comparisons were either the old OpenOffice.org 3.3 vs LibreOffice 3.5.3 or Apache OpenOffice 3.4 vs LibreOffice 3.5.4. Can anyone tell me any major differences between the latest versions of both? I already know that they are very similar and stem from the same base code, I also know the history and that LibreOffice badly outclassed OpenOffice.org when it was 3.3, but what about now? Which is better now? My main focus is on performance, speed, stability, and compatibility with other formats (like .doc, .txt, .odt, .ppt, .odp, etc.)?

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