Why you will want to read this article soon...
So that were extremely busy weeks for all people active in LibreOffice localization and QA. Today the last translations – many up to 100% – have been pulled and the last triple reviewed code commits were done. And somewhere next week already we expect the release of LibreOffice 4.1.
Many volunteers doing the translations help a lot with testing too. That extremely important job is not something that happens every now and then... it is a continuous task. Beside the translations for the major releases, twice a year. Hard work, but being a part of the community that makes the best free office suite in the world makes it worth of course :)
That was what I felt very strong when reading Michaels blog, some weeks ago, on all the hard work that that the developers are doing on code improvements. Look here for many details: on cleaning, modern and faster code, easier building, automated tests, etc. etc.
As a result enthusiast 'hackers' keep joining the project with a cute EasyHack in LibreOffice or some other task. That makes some extra testing really worth, doesn't it?
Tip: watch out for the announcements that will come with the new LibreOffice. And don't forget then that about half of the good work is done below the surface ;)