The LibreOffice Project has announced Release Candidate 1 of the upcoming Libreoffice 3.4 release. The project is also announcing a change in its announcement strategy — the announce list will only be used for final and stable releases. As part of the announcement, Italo Vignoli mentioned that there seems to be some confusion about the LibreOffice scheduling and development process, and selecting the “right” release of LibreOffice. LibreOffice is on a “time based release model” and the project is avoiding schedule slips. He also encouraged users to select the “right release of LibreOffice for each situation.”
Conservative users who want very stable releases are encouraged to choose a commercially supported version, or at least wait for a point release that has all the bugs shaken out.