LibreOffice 6.4.2.1 fixes macOS text regression

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Last month I sung the praises of LibreOffice but lamented the sorry state of their Mac port. Fonts have never been rendered properly on Retina/HiDPI Macs with it, but the 6.4 branch has such blurry text it was practically unusable.

I tried the 6.4.2.1 pre-release and we have pixellated but clear text again.

According to this bug report, the issue was resolved by building with Xcode 11 on macOS Mojave. Thanks Christian Lohmaier!

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