The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 4.2 International Bug Hunting Session, which will start on December 6th and will end on December 8th. During the three days, volunteers from all over the world will test the beta of LibreOffice 4.2 to find bugs and regressions.

LibreOffice 4.2 will be released at the end of January 2014, with a large number of new features (https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleaseNotes/4.2) and loads of fixed bugs. The community is working to make this major release the finest in the history of the free office suite.

In order to join the bug hunting session, volunteers should download LibreOffice 4.2 Beta 2, available fromhttp://www.libreoffice.org/download/pre-releases/.

Mentors will be available at least from 08:00 UTC to 22:00 UTC, and will be reachable through IRC (irc://chat.freenode.net/libreoffice-qa) and the QA mailing list.

Other information on LibreOffice 4.2 International Bug Hunting Session are available at https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/BugHunting_Session_4.2.0.

What is interesting for Firebird is finding/fixing bugs related to Libreoffice Base and Firebird

  • NEW TECHNOLOGY PREVIEW FEATURE: Firebird SQL connector for LibreOffice Base (Andrzej Hunt). When creating a new Database, select Firebird Embedded in the drop down menu (you have to first enable the Experimental features in Tools ▸ Options ▸ LibreOffice ▸Advanced). This allows creation of databases that perform many times faster than the previous built-in HSQLDB 1.8, avoiding the C++-to-Java overhead inherent in using HSQLDB. We plan to phase HSQLDB out over the next few releases, and provide a smooth migration path to Firebird. Connecting to modern HSQLDB 2.x external databases remains available through HSQLDB’s native interface, namely JDBC.

 

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