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On 02/25/2012 02:38 AM, man_without_clue wrote:
On 02/25/2012 01:09 PM, Dan Lewis wrote:
On Sat, 2012-02-25 at 13:03 +0900, man_without_clue wrote:
Is LibreOffice 3.5.0rc3 same as final official release?

I just downloaded and installed on my Debian but the version says "rc3".
      This has been confusing to me in the past as well, but the answer
is yes. Three release candidates were created. The third one (RC3) was
then released as 3.5.0. I have hear talk of making changes in the
numbering system to make all of this clearer.


Ok, thanks Dan.
Yeah, it is confusing. I thought they just didn't care about Linux.

To be honest, I once heard the figure of 87% of Linux users use LibreOffice as their office package. So yes we care about Linux users.

I am a Linux users, for the most part, and the people here do their best to make use Linux users happy. The big push is to get more Windows users. We want them to feel LO is better for them that paying for MSO.

I really wonder how many of our developers are actually Linux users first [their default system] and Windows users second, like myself.

I think the issue of the final release having the RC label sometimes is due to the timing. We have a strict release schedule and there are a lot of different install files from the package itself to the help and language packs. That is a lot of files to change their names in one batch.

Yes it would be better if the RC2 or RC3 was removed from the internal file names of each part of the Linux install. Does it affect the way the package works? No.

Actually sometimes Linux is more confusing that Windows in the ways its packages are installed, over the way Windows does it. We pay the price of having a safer, less crashing, and free OS. But it is worth it most days.

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