Hi AG :)
It is a good idea to run the 3.6.0 beta in parallel with your existing version.
There is no need to wipe one in order to run the other. However stable something is on other
people's machines (or unstable for that matter) is irrelevant. What matters is how stable it is on
YOUR machine and that is something no-one knows until YOU try it.
One advantage with test-driving the early pre-releases of a branch is that IF you have problems
then it's easy to catch the devs interest in fixing it while they are keen and excited about the
new branch. Waiting until everyone else is using it means the devs attention is more divided
between everyone else's issues.
Typically a new branch means a big step up to a new plateaux of increased compatibility with MS
formats, faster start-up and operation, very much increased functionality and a slightly sexier
I would definitely recommend taking the 3.6.0 beta out for a test-drive as much as possible asap
but keep your older version lurking in the back-ground somewhere jic. Why wait for other people?
Good luck and regards from
--- On Fri, 13/7/12, drew jensen <email@example.com> wrote:
On Fri, 2012-07-13 at 15:16 +0100, AG wrote:
I noticed from the video that you are using 3.6 beta. How long have you
been using it for and is sufficiently stable to rely on for academic
work? Any noticeable advantages over 3.5.*?
Actually over all it seems rather stable - I've run into rough spots
with one extension is all.
As for the video being 'so yesterday' - seems 3.5 RC1 is out and ready -
from the announcement a few minutes ago:
"Please be aware that LibreOffice 3.6.0 RC1 is not ready for
production use, you should continue to use LibreOffice 3.5.5 for that.
The release is available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X from our QA
builds download page at
The (still growing) list of features for the upcoming 3.6.0 is on our
wiki - please help filling gaps there, e.g. by providing more
so - I haven't tired that RC with my problematic extension, it is still
only a 'candidate'.
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