The Document Foundation is working not solely on minor revisions for LibreOffice, which most frequently embody tens of bug fixes, but in addition on a brand new main launch that ought to go dwell sooner or later within the coming months.
Referred to as LibreOffice 7.0, this new main replace will embody numerous enhancements, together with a number of under-the-hood modifications that make sense shifting ahead.
As one of the vital in style productiveness suites on the market, LibreOffice additionally helps exporting content material, akin to displays and drawings, to Adobe Flash. In different phrases, it’s one simple strategy to create Flash Player content material that may be then used for all kinds of functions.
The downside with Flash is that Adobe itself plans to retire it later this 12 months, so all the world is leaving it behind.
And in keeping with the official launch notes of LibreOffice 7.0, The Document Foundation is doing the identical factor, with the subsequent main launch of the productiveness suite to drop this function as soon as and for all. In different phrases, starting with this replace, you’ll now not have the ability to export content material to Flash.
The Flash Player demise
The transfer isn’t shocking, as most tech corporations have been engaged on eradicating Flash code from their functions, together with corporations like Google and Microsoft.
Adobe expects the demise of Flash Player to be full by the top of the 12 months.
“We will cease updating and distributing the Flash Player on the finish of 2020 and encourage content material creators emigrate any current Flash content material to those new open codecs,” the corporate introduced again in 2017.
“Several industries and companies have been constructed round Flash know-how – together with gaming, training and video – and we stay dedicated to supporting Flash by way of 2020, as prospects and companions put their migration plans into place.”
LibreOffice 7.Zero is projected to launch in August in keeping with the prevailing launch schedule.