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On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 17:00, Tom Davies <> wrote:
Hi :)
I think it's probably worth just saying that OpenOffice develops a lot more slowly and is 
therefore "more stable".  Bugs go unfixed for longer.

Hi there! I have noticed the difference in the pace of development.
LibreOffice fixed my "pet bug" which had been open nearly a decade in
OpenOffice less than half a year after I posted it to the LO issue
tracker. That is a real dedication by the LO team, and that bug was a
showstopper for some labs that had tried to switch to OOo some years

LibreOffice develops faster, has more features, fixes bugs faster, supports more 3rd party 
formats better but occasionally has regressions which are usually fixed quite fast.

So, both have problems and advantages.  I think it's worth having an intro like that on a page 
like yours.  Keeping up with precise differences is going to be a nightmare because LO 
development is so fast.

Although the points that you make are in fact relevant to the LO/OOo
decision-making process, I do not believe that the "page of
differences" is the place to put them. Maybe I will write another page
sometime to help people make the decision between the two office


Dotan Cohen

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