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On 01/26/2013 02:52 PM, Paolo Debortoli wrote:
Il 26/01/2013 20:02, Johnny Rosenberg ha scritto:
For some reasons I want to try the upcoming version 4.0. On the web
page, they say ”You are not recommended to use LibreOffice pre-release
builds for "mission-critical" purposes”. So obviously I need a stable
version as well, like the that I have installed right now.

So I presume that I can use both versions at the same time, that they
are ”isolated” from each other as long as 4.0 is a pre-release, right?

But before I'm going to install it, I want to know rather than just assume…

So, is it possible? If so, can I just install the debs (operating
system=Ubuntu 12.04) and it will just work? Will I be able to run both
versions at the same time safely?

Johnny Rosenberg

hi. in theory it is possible, having the software different names (lo36 or lo40). then you bild different launchers to call different packages. one problem may be given by the configuration files in your home/.config directory: inside you should find 2 directories: 3 & 4... installatio may replace some libraries, but it shouldn't give conflicts or problems... you should also be able, for example, to add to submenus (eg lo3 and lo4) to the menus... try with the packages names.

In theory it is possible. In reality, you can run LO and at the same time. What you can not do is install the desktop-integration file for both of these. In Ubuntu 12.04, you have to Edit Menus. (I use gnome classic rather than Unity.) As a test, I ran LO and at the same time with no problems. I also ran AOO 3.4.1. That is three different soffice.bin files running at once. The key as mentioned is the configuration folders. For anyone having installed 3.X.X and, the LibreOffice folder in the .config folder is really two configuration folders: 3 and 4. The former is used by LO 3.5.x or 3.6.x, so these can not be run at the same time. I had the Ubuntu version of LO 3.5.4 on my laptop. It also used .config/LibreOffice/3/. This prevented me from running the Ubuntu version and LO 3.6.X from the LO website at the same time.


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