[tdf-discuss] Re: The Document Foundation launches LibreOffice 3.3
Somebody forgot to tell Florian...
On 01/25/2011 03:06 AM, Florian Effenberger wrote:
The Document Foundation launches LibreOffice 3.3
The first stable release of the free office suite is available for download
The Internet, January 25, 2011 - The Document Foundation launches
LibreOffice 3.3, the first stable release of the free office suite
developed by the community. In less than four months, the number of
developers hacking LibreOffice has grown from less than twenty in late
September 2010, to well over one hundred today. This has allowed us to
release ahead of the aggressive schedule set by the project.
Not only does it ship a number of new and original features, LibreOffice
3.3 is also a significant achievement for a number of reasons:
- the Windows installer, which is going to impact the largest and most
diverse user base, has been integrated into a single build containing
all language versions, thus reducing the size for download sites from 75
to 11GB, making it easier for us to deploy new versions more rapidly and
lowering the carbon footprint of the entire infrastructure.
That the download was never 15GB...
It also still uses soffice.exe et all in Windows; meaning that LO still
takes over OOo if both are installed in parallel. The latter seems MS
like; are LO insistent on obliterating OOo by continuing to use OOo
registry entries and executable file names?
LO Final is RC4 that was released on the 19th - MD5sums are the same.
"carbon footprints"? Who thought that up?
LibreOffice 3.3 brings several unique new features. The 10 most-popular
among community members are, in no particular order: the ability to
import and work with SVG files;
That SVG import still is incomplete and doesn't work properly. In fact
SVG import is pretty much an ongoing joke (whether it be OOo-go-oo or LO).
Sorry, but IMO RC4/Final should have waited awhile until some of the
more basic bugs were resolved. Perhaps LO are now on the distro
fast-track (ala Ubuntu et al) rather than sorting out issues and
releasing when fully cooked?
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