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Hi @all, 

Am Sat, 09 Oct 2010 15:23:39 -0600
schrieb Scott Furry <>:

  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 ( 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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