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Re: [tdf-discuss] Survey|Opinion - LibreOffice Install and Update
- Subject: Re: [tdf-discuss] Survey|Opinion - LibreOffice Install and Update
- From: Sigrid Carrera <email@example.com>
- Date: Sat, 9 Oct 2010 23:50:42 +0200
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
Am Sat, 09 Oct 2010 15:23:39 -0600
schrieb Scott Furry <email@example.com>:
> LibreOffice Community,
> From what we have heard on this topic so far:
> - Mac users have commented that they do not have an issue with the
> current installer available on the Mac platform.
> - Window users indicated that an update mechanism would be great.
> Some commented that the current Windows installer leaves artifacts
> behind. The Windows Installer does not detect/remove previous
> installations properly.
> - Linux users have discussed vast amounts opinions on packaging in
> Linux. Some have questioned if distributing packages is a good thing.
> This survey is to gauge the views of the LibreOffice community on the
> install/update method of LibreOffice. Please voice your opinion so
> that these considerations may be taken into account when the
> LibreOffice method of install/update is studied by the developer
> team. Please *bottom-post* your opinions.
I am using mostly Linux (Mandriva, hopefully soon Mageia) and only
occasionally Windows XP.
> How do you expect LibreOffice to be updated?
I would love to have incremental updates, but I fear it might get too
complicated if one or more updates are skipped inbetween.
> How do you Install/Update LibreOffice?
I have two versions of OOo/LibO installed - once the version that came
with my Linux distro and then the vanilla version, installed with
rpm/urpmi. This works great for me, because the two versions are
installed in different paths.
> What do you expect when Installing/Updating LibreOffice?
That it works. ;-)
I would want to have different installation paths, so that I can
continue having two versions of OOo/LibO.
> Other programs have separate updating programs (iTunes being an
> example), if it was technically feasible, would having a separate
> install program for LibreOffice (with updating features) be useful to
Not for Linux. For Windows I can see that it might be useful.
> Would having a download and update site, as well as a Unix|Linux
> package repository site, be of value to you?
Not particularly. I am happy with downloading the zipped file and
unpacking it on my system. But I am sure, that I would use the
repository if it is available. I have doubts nonetheless, if it is easy
to have all the mandatory extra files (hdlist.cz for Mandriva, don't
know what kind of file the other distros need) that tell the user what
is available in this repository.
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