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[tdf-discuss] Re: LibreOffice Portable


Hi Thorsten, all


Thorsten Behrens wrote
This is something that the BoD needs to decide. If the Lifecycle
has no value, then stop wasting time and resources on maintaining
the previous branch. If it makes sense then don't recommend the
new branch until it reaches x.x.3

This seems ultimately to be still an issue of how
http://www.libreoffice.org/download/ is worded, right? 

No. There is no wording that can change the fact that TDF is recommending
version 3.6.1
If it wasn't the Large Buttons should be pointing to version 3.5.6 (and soon
to version 3.5.7)

It is a matter of the BoD taking a decision. Does the Lifecycle make sense?
If it doesn't then just drop the previous branch when the next .0 version is
announced. If it does then follow it.


Thorsten Behrens wrote
Also please bear in mind that sweeping x.x.0-x.x.2 [1] under a rug will
not
necessarily make the experience a better one, once we switch users
to x.x.3 subsequently.

If it doesn't "make the experience a better one" it means that the new
version still has more disadvantages than advantages i.e. it should not be
recommended.

This is not an argument to say that versions should only be *released* when
they are better than the previous. But they should only be *recommended*
when are better than the previous.


Thorsten Behrens wrote
[1] I would not take the "x.x.3 will be recommended" as the law -
    maybe x.x.2 is already good enough, maybe only x.x.4 is.

Exactly. That is something the BoD has to decide. After all the quality of
LibreOffice should be the BoD's main concern IMO...

Cheers,
Pedro



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