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[tdf-discuss] Re: RC2 - no 3.4.0.x tag in help -> about libreoffice


But can't it simply say RC2 somewhere so that *USERS* KNOW which version
they have?

Think harder. The point is that if a Release Candidate build is determined to be
good *enough* to be released, the *exact* *same* *bits* will become the release
then instead. Just the names of the download directories, downloadable file, etc
are changed as necessary. So if the Help:About would say RC2, and RC2 would be
turned into a release, then the release would also say RC2. Which would be
confusing, wouldn't it?

This said, sure, we (developers) are well aware that the information in the
Help:About dialog is less useful than it could be. The mention of OOo "master
workspace" names and "milestones" (the "OOO340m1") is becoming more and more
meaningless. Also the "build number" is mostly pointless, one version number
corresponding to our tarball release number should be enough.

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