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On Wed, 23 Feb 2011 10:44:04 -0500
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The "odd" part was referring to the fact that Ubuntu did not use the 
standard OOo version in their repository, and even modified it
somewhat to fit their "needs" that made it "their" version.

I know: Beginning this month, I am maintaining the Libreoffice package
for Ubuntu. There are very few customizations in the Ubuntu
releases left that are not upstream at Libreoffice. The most serious
"postprocessing" is the splitting in packages, which we take over almost
completely from Debian.

I had to uninstall Ubuntu's OOo version to get the "better" and more
"up-to-date" one from the OOo site.

That might have been an issue back in the days, when Ubuntu shipped
go-oo releases, while on OOo there where the Sun/Oracle builds. These
versions differed significantly in features (and bugs). You will not
find significant functional differences between the build from the
Libreoffice website and the ones that will turn up in your Ubuntu
repositories. And for the few remaining differences: I will work hard
to move them upstream to Libreoffice whereever possible. In fact that
has already been started: the human/humanity theme for Libreoffice is
already in master.

Best Regards,

Bjoern Michaelsen


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