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On 10/13/2010 10:52 AM, Volker Merschmann wrote:

2010/10/13 NoOp <>:
I'm preparing to test it now:
Note that it's a huge download: 318M

This is because it's a multi-language build.

I figured that :-) I was just warning Ken about the download size.

I've a test machine in a VM (linux host/WinXPpro SP3 guest). I've just
uninstalled beta1, installing OOo 3.2.1, and then will install beta2
next to test. I'll post back with the results.

It is very much recommended to do the uninstall of beta1.
If you try to over-install with beta2 you will have two will have two
entries for LO in the system control panel afterwards. This is a known
bug from beta1.

Good point.

I've just uninstalled beta1


OK. Here are the results... close but not quite a cigar (yet):

1. beta2 does not interfere with the base OOo 3.2.1 install (they both
work on the same system).

2. Unfortunately, beta2 still removes all system associations with OOo,
so if you right click on an .odp you are offered two choices (assuming
you also have M$Office installed):
 - LibreOffice Impress
 - Microsoft PowerPoint
No ' Impress' to be found. This means that an OOo user now
needs to go back an re-associate .odt, .odp etc again. Unfortunately it
gets worse... there is no longer OOo to select from if you right click a
file and select 'Open With|Choose Program', only LibO and MS$. Further
you can't add the OOo association back bia 'Browse' to your OOo program
files, as LibO is using scale.exe (see #3 below).

3. Program binaries are still named the same as OOo: soffice.exe,
scalc.exe, swriter.exe etc. I suspect that if the binaries were renamed
to loffice.exe, lcalc.exe etc., that #2 above wouldn't be an issue.

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