the LibreOffice logoThe Document Foundation, the non-profit organisation behind the free and open source LibreOffice productivity suite, announced earlier today that the LibreOffice 4.2 International Bug Hunting Session will start on 6th December and end on 8th December. During the three days, volunteers from all over the world will test the beta of LibreOffice 4.2 to find bugs and regressions.

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LibreOffice 4.2 will be released at the end of January 2014 with a large number of new features and loads of fixed bugs. See the release notes for more details. The community is working to make this major release the finest in the history of the free office suite.

In order to join the bug hunting session, volunteers should download LibreOffice 4.2 Beta 2 from

Mentors will be available at least from 08:00 UTC to 22:00 UTC and will be reachable through IRC (irc:// and the QA mailing list (

Other information on the LibreOffice 4.2 International Bug Hunting Session can be found on the Document Foundation wiki.