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Hi Jesper, *,

On Wed, Nov 26, 2014 at 7:04 PM, Jesper Hertel <> wrote:
Oh, but now I am confused again… I thought alpha and beta releases were also

They are.

but I can see on that they seem not
to be?

That location just collects the builds as they are done before they
are distributed over the mirror network. In other words: that is the
"early-tester" URL where people can get the build before it is
officially made available via the main download pages on

Aren't daily builds just automatic daily (or nightly) builds?

The daily builds are automatically done. The pre-release ones not.

The text on does not
remove my confusion. It mentions a beta version, which must mean that a beta
version is a pre-release.

Yes, Beta-version also is a pre-release. The difference is that beta
version is "LibreOfficeDev" version, i.e. it uses different
user-profile path and has different name, so you can install it next
to your stable version of LibreOffice.

release candidates (RC) are "LibreOffice" versions, i.e. they would
update your currently installed stable version of LibreOffice

And it says that I can get beta versions on the
"Pre-releases server" (
("Access the Pre-releases server and pick the version of your choice

Yeah, that's a badly written statement here. On the version there currently is 4.3.5 rc1
available, but it is not yet available via (as it
needs to be copied to the mirrors first) - so for the duration of one
day or two, you can only get it from dev-builds.

 but there are no either alpha or beta versions where the link
brings me. I even looked under several different platforms with no luck.

Yes, is cleaned up afterwards, as builds on
the one hand take lots of disk-space, and on the other hand it makes
finding the most recent build to test much harder if there would be
multiple versions in the directories.

Sorry if I am overlooking something obvious!

well, you write text above fullquote, so that's for me always a bad
sign (as my experience shows people tend not to read what was written
too closely), so I repeat:

* dev-builds pre-releases section is temporary upload location.
   Builds are collected there before they are distributed to the mirrors
* after the builds are distributed to the mirrors, the builds are
available from
* daily builds are automatically generated and don't have newer
translations than the pre-release builds


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