Apache OpenOffice 4.1.4 (AOO 4.1.4) is the next planned release of Apache OpenOffice.

Update: Apache OpenOffice 4.1.4 was released on 19 October 2017. See the Release Notes for more information.

Release Schedule

The release is planned for October 2017.

Release Progress and Volunteers


Appoint Release Manager(tick)Jim JagielskiReplaced Ariel Constenla-Haile who had taken care of the early stages of 4.1.4
Propose string/localization updates(tick)Ariel Constenla-HaileParticular language changes are considered for 4.1.4
Propose dictionary updates(tick)Matthias SeidelSee release notes for the list of updated dictionaries
Select bugfixes and enhancements  (tick)All

Anyone can propose a blocker either using the "4.1.4 Release Blocker" flag in Bugzilla or writing to the dev list

Decide on the proposed release blocker  (tick)Jim JagielskiThis is done only by the Release Manager
Provide code for the selected bugfixes/enhancements  (tick)All 



Buildbots available for: Windows, Linux, FreeBSD. macOS still missing but not a blocker (we don't need a buildbot for OS X release builds)

Windows 32-bit builds(tick)Matthias Seidel


macOS 64-bit builds (tick)Jim Jagielski 
Linux 32-bit and 64-bit builds  (tick)Jim Jagielski 
Source builds  (tick)Jim Jagielski 
Upload builds to ASF Dist server (dev area)  (tick)

Jim Jagielski

Matthias Seidel

Vote on Release Candidate  (tick)Jim Jagielski 
Go / No Go for the release (based on votes and comments)  (tick)Jim Jagielski 
Upload builds to SF mirrors  (tick)Andrea Pescetti

Copy requires just a few hours, with the normal rsync instructions shown; note: project name has changed since 4.1.2 and now the rsync target must be written as username@frs.sourceforge.net:/home/frs/mirror/openofficeorg/4.1.4/

Make sure it's going into a "staged" drectory

Move builds to ASF Dist server (dist area)  (tick)Jim JagielskiJim forgot to warn Infra. Changed How to Cook a Release to better remind people.
Make sure builds are on the ASF Archive server    (tick)Jim Jagielski

Hash files must not be stored on public servers but only on ASF servers


Generic QA  (tick)All 
Specific QA focused on the selected bugfixes/enhancements  (tick)All 


Blog post: First status update and call for volunteers on dev@ mailing list  Not done  
Wiki: Prepare the Release Notes(tick)Keith McKenna

Keith: Base note created via template

Marcus: Further work, see here: Release Notes

Translation: Give participants a note so that they can create localized press release(tick) Heads-Up sent to Joerg Schmidt (de)Marcus LangeDone by private mail
Announcement: Prepare Apache Press Release(tick) Sent to SallyMarcus Lange

Working together with Sally Khudairi @ Apache, based on Release Notes

Translation: Give participants a note so that they can create localized release notes






de: Jörg Schmidt (joesch)

nl: Dick Groskamp (digro)

Done by private mails

Website: Update the main AOO test download page(tick)Marcus LangeTest if the download links are working (binaries, hash files, release notes, etc.) and the metadata (milestone, build, SVN rev., release date) are correct.
Website: Update the main AOO download page(tick)Marcus LangeAfter the test was successful, do the changes in the Life-System. Test again that the links are working and the metadata is correct.
Website: Update the project's AOO pages: main and download(tick)Marcus LangeThis is the https://openoffice.apache.org/ website. Test again that the links are working and the metadata is correct.
Website: Link top bar hint to the blog post(tick)Matthias SeidelHere the large blue headline with "Apache OpenOffice X.Y.Z released" is meant.
Website: Update the ASF project information(tick)Marcus LangeThe DOAP RDF data needs to be updated.
Sourceforge: Update to "Latest Version"(tick)Marcus LangeSet the attribute "Latest Version" to all full installation files for every platform
Blog post: Write the announcement to the AOO blog(tick)Marcus Lange 
Announcement: Write official announcement for announce@apache.openoffice.org(tick)Marcus Lange 
Announcement: Copy the official announcement for announce@apache.org(tick)Marcus Lange

Make sure to exchange the announcement link to from our AOO Wiki webpage into the one from the ASF Blog webpage. To make look more ASF official. Then the ASF press team will moderate the mail.

Forward the announcement to dev@(tick)Marcus Lange 
Update Feed: New check.Update for the aoo413 area


Users of AOO 4.0 - 4.1.3 will receive update notification, macOS is temporarily disabled.

Andrea Pescetti

Matthias Seidel

The update notification will create a high load on the mirror servers as a lot of users will then update their AOO installation. This must be avoided. Therefore this task has to be done always some days after the release.


The release is live(tick)All 

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