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Well yes, but Windows has completely different application configurations for the Launchers on OS 
X, where manipulation of each programs .APP and some Plist values. 

And there are major differences in launcher setup with info.plist and each applications .app file 
when moving between OS X 10.6, 10.7, and 10.8--indications are that won't even run on 10.9.

And of course the mix of DE and application packaging on the Linux flavors is an interesting mix as 

So the three primary OS environments for configuring LibreOffice are different enough that we can't 
generalize across the OSs even though the code base is mostly in common. That is because 
installation/configuration is where things diverge the most.  Windows is an ugly beast. Linux 
Kernels and Darwin have reasonable methods for the most part. Although Unity leaves me scratching 
my head on occasion.


From: Steve Edmonds []
Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 11:33 PM
To: V Stuart Foote
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Conflicts?

I have 3.6, 4.1dev. and AOO 4.0 installed together on my mac.
On 2013-07-24 12:41, V Stuart Foote wrote:
Yes if one or both are fully installed (as opposed to /A administrative installs) they will 
interfere in subtle ways.

Actions to mitigate:

1) Disable the Quickstarter for both during installation -- the TDF LibreOffice and Apache 
OpenOffice versions will conflict--best if both are off. Done from AppWiz.cpl and a modify 
installation of both.

2) Also, only one or the other should have the Windows Explorer Integration enabled (it provides 
a thumbnail view of ODF documents) in Desktop or Thumbnail views in Windows Explorer (Desktop and 
other folder views). Personally I also leave that unchecked when installing.

3) Finally, if using the "release" rather than development builds. The Windows registry will be 
written with file associations--the two programs should coexist to open a file type, but only one 
can be set as the default for any particular ODF or MS Office format.  So keep track of that.

Good luck.

From: Tom Davies []
Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 6:13 PM
To: Virgil Arrington;;
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Conflicts?

Hi :)
I think it's the same conflicts as between any 2 versions of LibreOffice or any 2 versions of AOO 
or OOo.  Basically avoid having both open at the same time.  That might mean turning off the 
Quickstarter of both of them.

This link might help
Regards from
Tom :)

From: Virgil Arrington <>
Sent: Tuesday, 23 July 2013, 20:38
Subject: [libreoffice-users] Conflicts?

Are there any known conflicts with having LO 4.0.4 and AOO 4.0 installed on the same computer? 
In my never-ending, obsessive (and admittedly futile) search for computing perfection, I want to 
try both programs to see which better meets my techno-needs.


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