The Document Foundation announced the Availability of the public beta of its next LibreOffice 6.3 release for all supported platforms.
The third major update in the LibreOffice 6 series, LibreOffice 6.3, will arrive this summer with a new layer of performance enhancements as well as new features. Development for LibreOffice 6.3 started last November and the beta version is now available for public testing.
«LibreOffice 6.3 will be released as a final version in mid-August 2019, with LibreOffice 6.3 Beta 1 being the second pre-release since development began in mid-November 2018, since LibreOffice 6.3 Alpha 1, 683 changes have been sent to the repository and 141 bugs have been fixed.”It is mentioned in the ad.
LibreOffice 6.3 will no longer have 32-bit support
In addition to the improvements and news, LibreOffice 6.3 comes with an important change for all users, support for 32-bit GNU / Linux distributions has been removed, so there will only be a 64-bit download.
Although The Document Foundation clarified that 32-bit support will not be removed, if you have LibreOffice installed on your 32-bit distribution, you will still receive updates for that version, but you will not be able to have LibreOffice 6.3, which will arrive in August 2019.
Until now, the LibreOffice 6.3 development cycle will continue with a second beta release at the end of June, then three final candidates (RC) in July. LibreOffice 6.3 will have six maintenance updates until it reaches the end of its life on May 29, 2020.