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The points you are making are repeated at each release. I cannot really
help if you refuse to understand how we work or how software development
works. But as we are on the marketing list we need to work on marketing and
not lose our time with recurring rants that are not related to marketing.

We must discipline ourselves if we are on this list and post on it: we work
on marketing and stay focused on it.

Thank you for your understanding.


Le 4 oct. 2012 14:01, "Tom Davies" <> a écrit :

Hi :)
Again.  The only advantage listed for the new release in the newest branch
of LO is that it's "more stable".  What is it more stable than?  Is it more
stable than the 3.5.6?

Putting anything mentioning bug-fixes and possible regressions just makes
people wonder what new bugs and new regressions are likely to appear in
this new release.  Most profitable software companies avoid mentioning the
possibility that their new software might be buggy and have new regressions
despite the fact we know that both are likely.  I think we should avoid
mentioning it too until they become more open and honest about the

Possibly marginally better to say "latest" rather than "last" unless you
include a date.  "Last" sounds fairly finally and hints that it happened a
long time ago.  I don't know why.  Both really mean roughly the same thing
if you look them up in a dictionary.

Again there are tons of advantages to the newest branch but stability is
not one of them.  If people want stability then they are better off chosing
the latest release in the older branch.  If they want, for example, better
compatibility with "other" formats and programs (ie such as MS's) then
3.6.x is probably best.

Please.  Can we have those circular or just plain wrong arguments again
1.  "I haven't noticed any bugs so far and few people have reported
bugs".  Therefore no bugs really exist because things don't exist until
after they have been discovered.  For example, the water on Mars didn't
exist until there were photos of it.

2.  "Any bugs found need to be reported against the earliest version of
LO/OOo they can be found in."

3.  Rinse and repeat.

1.  "It must be more stable.  It's newer."  Therefore it must be more

2.  "We must expect new branches  to have more bugs as a result of having
much greater functionality"
3.  "Older branches focus on bug-fixes and therefore tend to have less new
added functionality"

4.  Therefore "the only thing we can say about new branches is that they
are more stable."

1.  "All software has bugs."  [Perhaps implying that LO is no more stable
than java]

Regards from
Tom :)

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