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On 10/18/2010 03:00 PM, Roxy Robinson wrote:

> Well, you can think what you want to think and I, as just a common
> every day, 9 year user of OOo, will think what I want to think. Your
> thoughts went way beyond what I said needed to be done, anyway. To
> release any software, beta or otherwise, [without] the
> support/instruction function in place, is stupid! IMHO!!!

(Roxy, please quote properly, so people won't get confused about who said what. Thanks.)

Well, you have a pretty strong opinion for it being humble. I don't think anyone here is stupid, least of all the organizers and developers of TDF. That's just rude. They are doing an awesome job. I guess we'll agree to disagree.

Also, it seems you are attempting to establish reputation by touting 9 years usage, or perhaps I am misunderstanding your reason for mentioning it? Does this matter? I don't think it does, but if you want to have that contest please realize that I have been using StarOffice/OOo for a few years longer than you -- I forget when StarDivision starting making it available free for personal use, 1998, I think.

It's beta software, so there should be no expectation that a common user would be installing it -- there is a warning on the site that says it's not for production use. The point I think is to send a message that LibO is going to make the rubber hit the road, right out of the gate. Considering all of the vaporware out there, I think that LibO is off to an awesome start.

And, it worked -- it got the community going. The beta was downloaded 80 000 times in the first week, and the developer list is going gang-busters on patches. I consider this a wild success so far.


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