Software Update: Apache OpenOffice 4.1.9

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Version 4.1.9 of OpenOffice has been released. This open source office suite started in 1984 as StarOffice. In 1999 it came into the hands of Sun Microsystems and then in 2010 it ended up with Oracle. After a number of developers switched to LibreOffice out of dissatisfaction with how Oracle managed this project, the source code was eventually donated to the Apache Software Foundation. OpenOffice comes with a word processor (Writer), a spreadsheet program (Calc), a presentation program (Impress), a drawing program (Draw), a database program (Base) and a program for creating scientific notations (Formula). The release notes for version 4.1.9 look like this:

Solutions to Problems significant improvements

  • Opening files .docx, .xlsx, .pptx file crashes on macOS 11.0.1 Big Sur
  • Headless mode: Crash when converting from DOC to PDF
  • “.desktop” files, installed with DEB archive, in “/opt/openoffice4/share/xdg” are not executable
  • (d)make clean removes source if solar environment is not set

For a complete overview, view the list in Bugzilla

Language Support New and updated translations

There are no new or updated languages.

New and updated dictionaries New dictionaries

There are no new dictionaries for this release

Updated dictionaries

  • Danish (da)
  • English (en-AU, en-CA, en-GB, en-US)

Version number 4.1.9
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, macOS, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website Apache
File size


License type Conditions (GNU/BSD/etc.)
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