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I was so much older then,
Im younger than that now.
-- My Back Pages, Bob Dylan
Ubuntu release day is over and it ships with LibreOffice 3.5.2 -- the best free office suite ever.


A big Thank You to everyone who contributed to make that possible: LibreOffice developers, bugwranglers, testers, translators, documentation writers, infrastructure admins, packagers, event organizers, administrative gremlins and everyone I forgot.

In the best "the king is dead, long live the king"-fashion, lets look forward to a great LibreOffice 3.6.X series which will be on the next Ubuntu release named Quantal Quetzal. And here is a piece to keep us moving quickly and confidently: a first bibisect archive of LibreOffice 3.6/master. See "How to Bibisect"  or Florians excellent video for what to do with it -- the only change is that this bibisect needs Ubuntu 12.04 (precise) instead of Ubuntu 11.10 (oneiric) now. I will provide updates for this bibisect along as we approach the LibreOffice 3.6 release.

Bibisect already proved very helpful in triaging and preventing regressions in LibreOffice 3.5 -- in LibreOffice 3.6, we will be able to even better control the quality and pinpoint problems, since we have bibisect-3.6 continuing right were bibisect-3.5 ended: At the start of the LibreOffice 3.5 release branch. This will give us an enormous practical advantage in quickly identifing and fixing issues in our huge codebase -- without the highly intrusive encumbrance and overhead that the dogmatic classic approaches to QA enforce and burden projects with(*).

(*) We implement those too, but are only tightening them on the release branches.

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