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Hi Virgil, all

Virgil Arrington wrote
Apache seems to have taken quite the opposite approach with no new
of AOO since its 3.4.1. Perhaps something somewhere between the two
might be nice.

I used to have the same opinion as you. But the incredible progress of
LibreOffice in a single year convinced me otherwise. 

LO is following a time based release method. This means that it is moving
forward fast and some bugs do slide in...

However the improvement in quality, stability and features make it almost on
par with *current* commercial alternatives. A year ago LO was comparable to
MS Office 2003. Today it compares with Office 2010 and in some areas it is
even better (though not in speed/performance)

Fear of updating is where Portable versions are also excellent. You can get
X-LibreOffice 4.0.4 today and test it against your stable version. If there
are regressions you can skip this version (and ideally report the bug at
Bugzilla ;) ) and wait for the next one that solves it. If there are no
regressions then you can install the new version.

If you have the freedom to test any version without compromising your stable
install, isn't that great?


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