LibreOffice 3.4

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Re: LibreOffice 3.4

#21 Postby lucky9 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:32 am

I think it's an open software/open source kind of thing. The fork was over OO being controlled by 'other forces'.
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Re: LibreOffice 3.4

#22 Postby richb » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:10 am

LibreOffice 3.4.3 has hit the Mepis repos.
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Re: LibreOffice 3.4

#23 Postby Gaer Boy » Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:33 am

Upgraded this morning & all seems OK. I think it is quicker to start up and to load files, but that's just an impression.

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Re: LibreOffice 3.4

#24 Postby GoManutd » Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:41 am

side note. is there going to be a mepis repo entry to keep openoffice?

as we know, the debian repo maintainers have set the "highest" version of openoffice to a libreoffice transition and many folks can't/won't "upgrade" to LO

please, i'm not looking for comments about compatibility, questions about why i don't want to upgrade, etc. suffice it to say i work at various sites and Oo is what is installed at all of these different sites and i need to know my docs WILL be the same.

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Re: LibreOffice 3.4

#25 Postby richb » Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:47 am

GoManutd wrote:side note. is there going to be a mepis repo entry to keep openoffice?

as we know, the debian repo maintainers have set the "highest" version of openoffice to a libreoffice transition and many folks can't/won't "upgrade" to LO

please, i'm not looking for comments about compatibility, questions about why i don't want to upgrade, etc. suffice it to say i work at various sites and Oo is what is installed at all of these different sites and i need to know my docs WILL be the same.

I do not know the answer, but there is always the direct download.


http://download.openoffice.org/
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Re: LibreOffice 3.4

#26 Postby Dieselrider » Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:59 am

richb wrote:
GoManutd wrote:side note. is there going to be a mepis repo entry to keep openoffice?

as we know, the debian repo maintainers have set the "highest" version of openoffice to a libreoffice transition and many folks can't/won't "upgrade" to LO

please, i'm not looking for comments about compatibility, questions about why i don't want to upgrade, etc. suffice it to say i work at various sites and Oo is what is installed at all of these different sites and i need to know my docs WILL be the same.

I do not know the answer, but there is always the direct download.


http://download.openoffice.org/


I do not believe you would have any compatibility issues between OO and LO as they both seem to work well with odt formatted documents. The only time I ever have any issues with OO or LO is when trying to forward something to a windows user if I forget to change the format to something windows will accept. What would be the problem with running both on different machines?

Sorry, I just re read your post and realized I am commenting on the compatibility of the thing and you weren't looking for that. Not sure why it an issue at all but, hope you find a satisfactory answer.

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Re: LibreOffice 3.4

#27 Postby GoManutd » Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:11 pm

The code base is not being managed by a single group. LO is focusing on adding functionality via python. oO via java. forked projects always end up having compatibility issues - devs always end up having different ideas and goals with a project -- otherwise why fork

I can't and won't invest my considerable time and efforts designing documents, complex presentations and then have to worry if it will display/work the same in LO. It's why I dumped Ms office years ago and standardized on Oo

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Re: LibreOffice 3.4

#28 Postby Dieselrider » Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:50 pm

Thank you for the explanation. I see now why you would want to stick with just one office suite. I really liked OO in M8. It would be nice to see it in the repo. Will the downloading it directly as Rich has suggested work for you?

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Re: LibreOffice 3.4

#29 Postby GoManutd » Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:07 pm

It's worked in the past, but there have been some problems at times with this method. It's just not as clean a solution as upgrading from a repo


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