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Hi :)
Yes, the 3.4.6 does seem a lot better for people that want stability.  

Why do we have 2 branches being developed alongside each other?  Why bother with any of the 
versions of the older branch after the new branch has started?  Is it just a waste of devs time?
Regards from
Tom :)

--- On Wed, 2/5/12, webmaster-Kracked_P_P <> wrote:

From: webmaster-Kracked_P_P <>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-marketing] stable?
Date: Wednesday, 2 May, 2012, 17:30

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:
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On 12-05-02 07:31 AM, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
Try following the Users List. Listen to what the users are finding
rather than trying to impose your or the devs opinion.
Most of the questions on the list are solved by asking people to try
the 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.


Fabian Rodriguez

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