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Tom Cloyd wrote
Everyday, I organize my life around two large LO spreadsheets. I'm 
running ver.

Since the last major update (ver. 4.2.1?), my day begins with a serious 
of crashes - only after I save both sheets (separately, of course) 6-12 
times, each time after some small operation, do they get stable. 
Usually. Mostly. Except when they aren't.

I'm doing wild, exotic things like moving rows around, and inserting 
rows, or filling in columns with data copied from other columns.

Not sure your work flow is going to be stable on any spread sheet
program--too many moving parts.

But if ALL you are interested in is a solid Spreadsheet, perhaps have a look
at an alternative. Gnumeric comes to mind--

Otherwise, the "mature" LibreOffice 4.1.6 is very stable (but at the end of
its development life).   

I'm SO ready for the next version.

Anyone have a clue when it's due to land?

The 4.2.4 "fresh" build is just rolling out now.  

But my suggestion would be to test the calc component for 4.3.0  where there
has been very substantive refactoring work to improve its function and
stability.  It is available now in its initial alpha build--personally I'd
give that a go--it is here:

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