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Thanks for sharing!

I'm glad to have such good news!!!

Marc-André Laverdière
Software Security Scientist
Innovation Labs, Tata Consultancy Services
Hyderabad, India

On Thu 01 Sep 2011 02:12:03 AM IST, Robert Boehm wrote:
Hi Folks....just wanted to mention on this list....and maybe see if
there is any feedback
(no problem if none)......

I run openSUSE (currently openSUSE 11.4 on my production machines) and
had added the
LibreOffice repository (STABLE) and have been working with that without

I am fairly conservative, but also kind of like the latest stuff too as
long as proven stable enough
for use.  Mind you, I also test the beta versions of everything on a
test machine both in Windows
and in Linux so I see what's coming down the pike and to file bug reports.

Seems as if the openSUSE maintainer of the LibreOffice stable repository
wants to be more
conservative than me....they are still pushing version 3.3.3 (after
3.3.4 has been out for a while)
and currently in UNSTABLE are still testing 3.4.2 (3.4.3 came out
today)....I decided to push
ahead and go "vanilla" in my Linux I uninstalled the
repository versions of 3.3.3
and installed vanilla (from The Document Foundation) version 3.4.3
today.  It is running wonderfully
and I am thinking of just going with vanilla versions from now on
(stable branch) instead of the
repository.  Oh...yeah...there are a few integration issues with SUSE
like some polish in the look
in KDE, linking up the clipart library is automatic in the repository
version (but easy to do manually
after installation of the vanilla version) and maybe something that I'm
not thinking about.....

But what I wanted to say is this:  I am totally excited about this
project and glad that it is flourishing,
and am also happy to be using the latest stable version, as I can see
it's already quicker...imports
formats better....and even though all software has many bugs, this stuff
is wonderful and very usable....

Thank-you for this wonderful project (as the OpenOffice project
continues to stagnate over at the Apache
Foundation for the time being).

I just fixed a friend's computer that wouldn't boot up (a hardware
issue, resolved) and replaced OpenOffice
with LibreOffice 3.4.3 (good timing...came out today!) and he is happy
as can be.

I just solicit one thing:  Am I missing anything (other than I mentioned
above) by using the vanilla versions
in Linux rather than being patient and waiting for the openSUSE
repository versions?  If the maintainer
of that repository subscribes to this list, I would be happy to listen
to what is said.

Thanks for the patience in this long e-mail...

Bob Boehm

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