On 14/10/10 05:25, Scott Furry wrote:
1. Updates. Linux - Personally there is no problem with the current
OOo practice of distro packages and OOo vanilla packages in parallel.
This would suit me for LibO. However, it would be helpful for newbies if
updates from the distro repositories could be available between distro
upgrades - thinking particularly of Ubuntu and derivatives.
Dear LibreOffice Community,
I am Re-Posting the original survey under new title. If you wish to
have a discussion about the survey or aspects of someone's responses,
I would kindly ask that you start a new thread (please add
"discussion" or similar to the title so as to distinguish the
discussion from the survey itself).
For those of you who have replied, thank you. I have your answers
tucked away and you do not have to fill this out again.
For those who have not replied, with a rather "timely" new beta
release, please give thought about what is important to you when it
comes to installing/updating LibreOffice. Your responses will help TDF
understand its users.
I intend to keep this thread going for a couple more weeks. At that
time, I'll compile and report back the results.
Thanks to all,
Original Survey Follows
As suggested, this post is intended to get the opinion of the
community about how best to deliver LibreOffice to its users.
Given that LibreOffice is an important and viable alternative to
paid-for office productivity software, and we all feel strongly and
passionately about the direction of LibreOffice, input about the
community members' expectations/needs/users is needed.
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
- 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.
How do you expect LibreOffice to be updated?
How do you Install/Update LibreOffice?
What do you expect when Installing/Updating LibreOffice?
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
Would having a download and update site, as well as a Unix|Linux
package repository site, be of value to you?
Please note that I am not affiliated with DocumentFoundation. I am
like you, a community member who wants to see LibreOffice be very
So let's hear what you think folks?
Updates. Windows - I have no problem with the current OOo
practice, however a decent installer and, perhaps the ability to carry
out partial updates/upgrades would be helpful.
2. I install install/upgrade the vanilla versions for linux (ubuntu) and
use this in parallel with the distro version (OOo). When LibO goes to
3.3.0 final I'll probably remove the distro version.
3. Separate install/updating program - Haven't thought about this -
could be nice but would want to know a few more details first.
4. Download & Update site in addition to a linux distro repository
site - I regard this as a must - see my answer to 1., above.
Hope these answers add usefully to the sum total of knowledge being
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