Stable is a relative question. Here is the question I would ask. . . . Would you recommend 3.4.6 or 3.5.3 for business users? That may be the question we should ask.I would not recommend 3.5.2 for business users. Now that 3.5.3 just came out, there will be some time to see how it works out. I thing we need to do more "marketing" thought to what we would tell business users when we are asked which version of LO they should use for their first time trying LO for their needs.
I tell them 3.4.6, for now. That is the one I use and can honestly tell them that.
There is a bug list linked to the 3.5.x release info page that state the most annoying bugs/issues that that line has. I would love to see some "wording" on that list stating if the bug/issue has been fixed and which version it was fixed in. THEN, I would know if my "show-stopper" bug/issues are fixed or not. There were several in the Writer section that stops me from using LO 3.5.1 or 3.5.2. I hope they will be fixed soon.
So, the "stable" word needs to be replaced with some other word/words. LO is having issues with some XP/pro users, as the User List shows. So it is stable for that user? NO. But it works fine with my XP/pro laptop. We need to give more information than just one word.
Now could there be some page, that is very easy to find, that states which version is recommended for new Business users of LO, and which version is the best for the users who are willing to try out the newest version[s] for putting it through its paces. You do not want Business users to use a brand new version that is being tested out, BEYOND the RC stage. We find issues with each version after it is released that we would not want a Business user to go through. We use to tell businesses that the later 3.3.x version were the ones we would recommend they try, while other were testing out the early 3.4.x versions. Now the download page leads you to the newest version and it is not "as easy as it should be" to download a different version of LO if the most "cutting edge" [as it use to be called] was not what you wanted to deal with. But the download page "recommends" that newest version for "all users" as it seems to state.
We need to make it more friendly for NEW Business users to know which version of LO they should download to test for their business needs.
So there are a lot of things we need to talk about instead of if it is "stable". Stable is not a good word to use.
On 05/02/2012 11:12 AM, Fabian Rodriguez wrote:
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 On 12-05-02 07:31 AM, Tom Davies wrote:Hi :) Try following the Users List. Listen to what the users are findingrather than trying to impose your or the devs opinion.Most of the questions on the list are solved by asking people to trythe 3.4.6 instead of the 3.5.whatever.Regards from Tom :)I've been using 3.5.x since it's been available and installing/upgrading quite a few users with it without any single major problem since. The mailing list is really not a good indication of where the most issues / frequent problems are. The mailing list is usually where the hardest corner cases end up, as it takes an additional knowledge of how to even post here to ask about them. That's my personal experience, which is also not an absolute measure of this. The bottom line is, unless you have a extensive survey and number to back any claims like that, please don't spread assumption based on the very few, English-only problems you're a witness of. Cheers, Fabian Rodriguez http://libeoffice.magicfab.ca- -- - --Fabián Rodríguez -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.11 (GNU/Linux) Comment: PGP/Mime available upon request Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org/ iEYEARECAAYFAk+hTtgACgkQfUcTXFrypNUdeACgyRyLlWkT2zY5XYNfTloP7jxv gAsAn2TJsnwH9gH/5eMdJ130rh+WJWpv =yqNu -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
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