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But yes....maybe it should say "beta" on the face of it....

On 10/26/2010 08:48 AM, Michel Gagnon wrote:
Is it possible to write the version number in a way that is understandable by mere mortals?

For example, current version of LibreOffice is called 3.3.0beta2 on the website. Yet, when I open "About LibreOffice", I see LibreOffice3.3.0 -- OOO330m9 (Build:1) libreoffice-build

Nothing tells me whether I have the final version, a preliminary version, a nightly build or...

I know I am able to find the proper information, but think about my mother, or think about me, when I want to update my colleagues' computers and can't easily see what version they have.


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