Here’s a feature that M$ has had since 2007, a word-count on the status-bar as you type… That may not be important to many of us but it is to some. I occasionally write stuff with a limit on word-count so a “live” counter will be helpful. It may be trivial to implement as well. One wonders why it did not happen years ago with OpenOffice.org…
A “live” word-count is just one of many nifty features in the next release of LibreOffice, 3.6, in testing now and likely to be released in a month or so.
Another thing that has annoyed me about OpenOffice.org was speed of scrolling in large documents. In the beginning, it would overshoot or get me lost. Now it is too slow sometimes. LibreOffice 3.6 has great improvements in speed of importation of various files and scrolling.
It looks as if the efforts LibreOffice has invested to clean up the code has made it much easier to provide improvements in performance and to add features we want. It’s all good.