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Re: [libreoffice-marketing] Question regarding Microsoft Store download of Vanilla Libreoffice


On Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 3:22 AM Thorsten Behrens <thb@libreoffice.org>
wrote:

> Hi William, all,
>
> a quick update - after getting 6.3.5 finally shepherded through a
> while ago, we've now switched to the 6.4 series, with currently 6.4.3
> being available in the Windows Store.
>

Excellent - is this switch from one major release to the next during on the
third minor release to be an expected pattern?
In other words is this how CIB will handle the dual version under release
from TDF, using the third minor release as marking it as ready for "paying"
customers?


>
> William Gathoye (LibreOffice) wrote:
> > - LibreOffice Vanilla is only available in English and German, other
> > languages are absent from the interfaces and from the options. The
> > Microsoft account he uses is well defined in French (France) and the
> > Windows he uses is using the same language
> >
> We're now shipping all available langs with the Store App. If there's
> still issues with e.g. French users to obtain the version, please let
> me know!
>

Sounds like big news. Will there be a press release, or other, public
statement from CIB on that?
I was about to post to SM about this change but if there is one coming I'll
hold off til I can point to something from CIB.

Best wishes,

Drew

>
> > - LibreOffice Vanilla is reported as a 32-bit app by the Windows Task
> > Manager.
> >
> Yeap, that's a reasonable common denominator. We're looking into
> providing a joint offering with x64 as well (and not blowing size
> limits).
>
> > - And lastly, even if you said new version are not available yet
> > (because of holidays), the version I have access to hasn't been updated
> > since 2019-07-22 according to the Microsoft Store. It's weird it is
> > displaying "Release date" rather than "Last update date" and the
> > LibreOffice version is missing from the description, how come? Is this a
> > restriction from Microsoft?
> >
> Yep. The version number in the package we ship to Microsoft is always
> faithfully reporting the actual LibreOffice release (minus the micro
> release - e.g. current version has "6.4.3.0").
>
> All the best,
>
> -- Thorsten
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