Thanks for your kind words :)
Simplest answer is grab the 3.4.6 now if you don't
already have LO on your system.
If you already have LO then wait 4 weeks until the
release of 3.5.5 on the 8th July or else just test-drive
3.5.4 for yourself and decide for yourself.
Annoyingly there isn't really a simple Y/n type answer.
It depends what you need it for, what functionality you
want and all that sort of thing. Is a spoon better than
a fork? That type of thing. It's a bit like watching
tennis or going to a pantomime at the moment! ("Oh yes
it is", "Oh no it isn't")
In both previous branches the .4 was when the branch
suddenly settled down a LOT and became a LOT more
stable. Unfortunately we wont know for certain until
tons of people have been using it for a while. We can't
read the future! Tons of people have been using the
3.4.6 for quite a few weeks with very few grumbles
reaching this list.
I guess each "sub-point release" is kinda like half a
"Service Pack". So, 3.5.4 is like saying 3.5 with SP2.
Of course LO fans would say that each sub-point release
is like a whole Service Pack so it's like 3.5 SP4 but in
terms of comparing with other projects where SP2 is about
where the project becomes stable i would say that it's
the .4 in LO. But we haven't really quantified this
objectively yet. It just seems to be the way it's
playing out so far.
Base still doesn't seem to have many people working on
it. TDF's BoD seem to have too many other issues to
worry about and still haven't grabbed the steering-wheel
and taken charge. They are still unwilling to put any
resources or imagination into sorting it out. At the
moment their plan for it is to sit&wait to see if one of
our supporter companies (Redhat, Google, Canonical etc)
magically becomes interested and starts sorting it.
--- On Mon, 4/6/12, Pertti Rönnberg<firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Pertti Rönnberg<email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Is 3.5.4 ready for
Date: Monday, 4 June, 2012, 15:25
Dear you LibO folks,
I have now wasted a lot of time reading some 30 mails in
this thread - it was of no use because most of them did not
handle neither give an answer to the original very
relevant question: "Is 3.5.4 ready for business users?"
So, what is the conclusion - if there is any?
Is 3.5.4. ready for business use, or not -- if not, what
version is then in every way at least as or more reliable
as e.g. MSOffice& MSAccess?
the MSO's license fees are peanuts compared with
lost efficiency (and costs) if a company's office
personnel must struggle with LibO's bugs and issues many
hours many days per week per month -- and the company
has to employ or buy some extra it-resources for that
(and fixing new problems coming with new versions every
no company can afford bad quality or inflexibility
in communication with customers caused by a not-working
office program (LibO?)
MSO is no doubt the 90% market leader and is most
certainly used by any company's most important
customers/contacts -- and the rest 10% will follow the
majority every time they have to
Three weeks ago in another thread I put an similar
question asking what is the best LibO version today for a
private/home user -- a home user does not have it-experts
or own skills in programming to rely on but has the same
need of a troublefree program.
Thanks to Tom and Andreas for their kindness to answer;
but neither of them gave me an exact recommendation:
"that version is what you need"!
Perhaps that 'business ready version' of LibO could be
the one for me too.
If there is no such a reliable version (not for business
nor for home) then stop developing for a while and make
one: better to have a perfectly well working program
with less features than one with plenty of fantastic
features that does not work and that produces problems
already when being installed!
Please, start with fixing Base!
On 4.6.2012 3:49, Andreas Säger wrote:
Am 04.06.2012 00:59, Tom Davies wrote:
Andreas' and e-letter's answer is to tell people that
to use LO they must stop communicating with anyone that
uses MS Office, so that is all their customers and
clients, their colleagues, their boss and people that
work for them, their family and friends.
Are you going to start a flame war against me? Be
careful, pal. Your assertion is without any substance.
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