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It is more that just the page that "recommends" 3.5.x it is that the main download page only 
shows 3.5.x version. So unless you know to look for an older version most people would not 
be aware the 3.4.x is still being worked on for bug fixes while the 3.5.x line is being released.

I do agree that the main download page should show what versions are currently being 
released and give an explanation about each line and let the user decide what fits there 

Unfortunately for us we are still using Openoffice due to bugs with Libreoffice calc. Line 3.4.x 
has fixed a major stopper for us but 3.4.x and 3.5.x has added in enough "work around" bugs 
that we just decided to stay with Openoffice. So we wait for 3.5.x to fix most of these and for 
it to be the considered "stable" enough for business use.

Ron Gregor

On 5 Apr 2012 at 5:57, webmaster-Kracked_P_P wrote:

WE NEED THIS STRESSED on the web site.

The 3.5.x line is still the "cutting edge" version and is not ready for 
the needs of business user, and the personal user that must have as few 
issues as possible.

If we had this on the web site on the page where it "recommends" 3.5.x 
instead of the 3.4.x line for all things, we will get more people who 
need LO working with virtually no issues.  Right now, this person would 
not have updated to 3.5.x for his "very important work" without dealing 
with any issues involved with the first few version of a new line.  If 
there was a statement that 3.4.x "recommended for the business user" and 
3.5.x "recommended for the personal user on the cutting edge",  may be 
people who need a very stable version of LO will not have issues like 
this person did.

I know we must have people using the 3.5.x line and reporting bugs and 
issues, but do we really want to hear from business users that 
downloaded the 3.5.x "recommended" line and then they or their people 
starting having a lot of "work stoppage" issues?  LO will get a bad 
"rep" fast that way.

I wish this person well with his dissertation, but if there was a 
statement next to the 3.4.x and 3.5.x lines telling people which is best 
for their needs, we should/would not see people with "must not fail" 
usage needs for their office suite have "work stoppage" issues like this 

For a dissertation, I would not recommend the 3.5.x line, YET.  The same 
should go for any business user, or even students, that need to have the 
most stable version of LO working for them.

Remember, people here stated that our user use the 3.3.x line till 3.4.x 
went to 3.4.3 or 3.4.4.  Why are we recommending 3.5.0, or 3.5.1 for 
every user now?  That is what the download page is doing.  Sure there 
are some new and better features for 3.5.x, but we do not want to get 
known for pushing a version of LO to the business user that is not as 
stable as it needs to be for their use.

For the people I deal with locally, including all of the people I hand 
out DVDs to, I have not recommended them to go to 3.5.x, yet.  I do not 
want "my" business users to update from 3.4.x to 3.5.x till it is 
ready.  I do not want them to come back on me about why they are now 
having issues that 3.4.x did not.  I did not start handing out 3.4.x 
DVDs to my business users till it was at 3.4.3.

On 04/05/2012 03:42 AM, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
Yes, stick with the 3.4.x version that is working.  Perhaps post a bug-report if you have time. 
 Both the links give much the same end result.  You might find the 2nd link easier to use
Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

--- On Wed, 4/4/12, e-letter<>  wrote:

From: e-letter<>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Figure Numbering disrupted in Master Document (LO 3.5)
Date: Wednesday, 4 April, 2012, 8:54

On 27/03/2012, nik<>  wrote:
Dear all, I'm writing a long dissertation and therefore I'm using a master
document. In LB3.4 the master document was working fine, with 3.5 instead
the figure numbering went crazy - the figure fields showed "no sources
found" or something similar. I rolled back to 3.4 and everything is ok at
the moment. I was wondering if this is a bug of 3.5. Any help is much

For something as important as a dissertation document, you would be
crazy to use new, untested, latest software versions such as LO35.
Always read the bug reports, QA test results etc. before.

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