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Hi :)

Bsd tends (or was in the past) far to techie for most people so leaving it off 
our marketing materials would probably make no difference to most people.  Lets 
face it, mostly people will only notice the "Windows" part and ignore the rest.  

It's even possible that seeing mention of the other operating systems, such as 
Mac, might scare them off.  Many computer shops only claim to be able to help 
Windows users but will often be happy to fix linux problems at a discount.  They 
avoid mentioning that in their literature and advertising because it has been 
found to scare off Windows users.  Windows has a serious malware problems so 
people get scared easily.  

People that use Bsd will mostly be used to the idea that if something works in 
linux then the source code can probably be acquired easily and probably compiled 
in Bsd fairly easily.  

So, i am quite happy with the idea of leaving Bsd off the marketing materials 
but one day it would be nice if we could be open and proud of what our devs & 
people such as Baptiste Daroussin have achieved.

Regards from
Tom :)

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On 05/12/2011 10:14 AM, C. Olofson wrote:
Hi Marc, Tom;

I don't mean to muddy the waters unnecessarily but, in the case of *BSD, 
"support" would be more likely coming from their end and not TDF's.  Also:

   * there are a lot of unrelated *BSD's (e.g. Free-, Open- and netBSD)
   * *BSD apps aren't (normally) distributed as pre-compiled packages
     but as source to compile
   * once an app is "in the ports," it (normally) has a maintainer
     (IOW, is supported)
   * checking w/those projects will show whether LibO is supported

So, for example, to see whether an app is supported by FreeBSD, I

   * go to their central applications site:
   * search on LibreOffice
   * find that 3.2.2 is the current ver and the "maintainer" is
     Baptiste Daroussin

I'm not as familiar with the other *BSD's but, if you want, I'll poke around to 
establish whether they are maintaining LibO and at what version.


So what would you add to this sample document that would reflect BSD, or should 
it be kept the same?

This is a sample of some of the text needed for an insert for the inside of the 
DVD case for our distribution DVD of LibreOffice.  We have a case cover, a 
label, and now we are working on an inserted document for that case.

I/we want to keep it simple to use and read.  It is going to be read by home and 
office users, tech people and general computer users.  So it must be easy to 
read and understand by the user that has the least computer skills, who at least 
knows how to install their own software and use a web browser.

We could make another document that is more tech oriented, and include that as 
well, but it will need some "warning label" stating that this is for those who 
need more technical information.  BSD installation may be something that would 
be in such a technical document, if someone knows how to do such an install.

On 05/12/2011 04:05 AM, Marc Paré wrote:
Le 2011-05-12 06:45, Tom Davies a écrit :
Hi :)

Hah, i can't find it in the downloads drop-down any-more.  I'm sure it was 
quite recently.  There was documentation on how to install LibreOffice in 
somewhere in documentation.  Hopefully i might get time later to try to find
it.  Note that no other Office Suite works on Bsd afaik so it would be quite
sweet to acknowledge it.
Regards from
Tom :)

You may want to check on the dev list. If Bsd is officially supported, then we 
will make adjustments to our marketing materials. It would be nice if it were 
supported. AFAIK, there was talk of it on the dev list and some people got it to 
work, but then the threads just died out. Maybe there were problems with getting 
committed devs for BSD.



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