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On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 11:38 AM, Tanstaafl <>wrote:

On 2013-02-25 8:35 AM, Thorsten Behrens <>

Stephan P. wrote:

Honestly, how does this happen? If nobody is working on Impress to even
check these absolutely basic things, be honest enough about it and drop
from LO. But constantly, with every release, breaking things that worked
fine is plain ridiculous.

 There is a quite a range of possibilities here - QA volunteers
focusing more on other applications, platform specific problems,
document-specific bugs etc etc. The best advice to give at this point
probably is: get involved with our QA team! E.g. it could be you
running a handful of regression tests, on your platform, with your
files, prior to releases.

One other thing...

Are the problems you are experiencing happening with just this one
document? Or does it happen with multiple other documents?

Were the problem documents created originally in LibO (or OOo)?

What format are the documents? Ie, are they .odp? .ppt? .pptx?

I didn't read the whole thread as I just have a lot on my plate but being
involved with QA I have a few points;

1) are these reported as bug reports?

2) is it one document or all documents?

then please note:

3) Writer and Spreadsheet account for about 75% of our use base (if you
look at number of bugs reported against writer and spreadsheet you'll get
an idea of how popular they are). Because the vast number of our developers
work for FREE we have to prioritize and get to bugs that impact the largest
number of users. We have very few developers who know the presentation
code, those ones do a tremendous amount of work and should be thanked by
everyone for the service they provide.

4) If you want to contribute (either by developing, helping QA or giving
money) it may help get bugs squashed faster - there are plenty to go around


*Joel Madero*
LibreOffice QA Volunteer

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