"We know that board reports are studiously read by people for both good and ill, and the spreading of unfounded ill that might be present in most of the private sections benefit no one, other than detractors," he said.Acknowledging that most Open Office users depend on downloaded community-provided builds, Jagielski emphasized that rushing out fixes to a complex application without careful testing would likely do more harm than good. Let's just hope details of those unexplained security flaws stay secret, and out of the hands of exploit writers, until version 4.1.4 lands.In other words, Apache changed its public records to hide the fact it has been sitting on security patches for months. Bear in mind the minutes were published in March, and were modified this week, on Thursday, April 27, after we contacted the Apache foundation.

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History buffs may recall Jagielski himself expressed such a view in distant 2016, remarking: "As noted over the last few months, it has become obvious to the board that AOO [Apache Open Office] has not been a healthy project for some time." Indeed, less than a handful of coders appear to be working on the software.

In a statement to The Register today, Jagielski offered reassurances that Open Office will live to see another update.

More information can be found in the Open Office wiki.

Fidelity and interoperability improvement is an ongoing goal for Apache Open Office.

Apache Open Office, sized for euthanasia by one of its own last year, still lives and should see an update before the end of May, allegedly.

The open-source productivity suite has been referred to as "a shambling corpse" by those appalled at its languid update schedule and those skeptical that its skeleton crew of volunteers can keep it animated.We're not going to beg you for monetary contributions.But if you are interested in joining us, to help us make the next great version of Open Office, then we want to hear from you.We hope you like the new features, especially the Sidebar UI.This feature was based on code contributed by IBM, from their Lotus Symphony product.The Sidebar makes better use of today's widescreen displays than traditional toolbars.