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Hi :)
'Fortunate' like 99.99% of people!  Upgrading from 3.x.x to 4.0.x produced a startling lack of bump 
in traffic on this list, except old die-hards remarking on how well it went.  The 4.1.0-beta gave 
more of a bump but still nothing like the start of a new branch used to produce here.  

If we take the ancient figure of 60milion users (am i remembering correctly?) world-wide and that 
this is the international list and gets emails from Japan, India, Iran, even New Zealand and all 
around the globe i think we can safely say that 
1.  not so many are upgrading and/or
2.  not many are having troubles  of course there is another possiblity but LO usage seems to be 
growing rapidly, not dwindling!  

Regards from 
Tom :)  

From: Dave Liesse <>
Sent: Wednesday, 24 July 2013, 18:51
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] LO 4 install deletes 3.6

Thanks, Andrew; I hadn't noticed this before.  My LO 3.4 directory is 
still present, but practically empty.  This is NOT good behavior if the 
user is not notified first.  I'll be sure to go back and find your 
earlier message and save it, for future use.  When there's an upgrade 
(as opposed to a patch), I want the ability to test it before abandoning 
my old software.  Guess I'm fortunate not to have had issues going from 
3.4 to 4.0!


On 7/24/2013 08:13, Andrew Brown wrote:
Hi Virgil

You have observed correctly. I have just done a test of installing two 
version of AOO under Windows 7, and quite correctly, it installs it's 
own local cache/store of settings, per version, thus allowing two 
copies to work side by side, as long as you create two distinct 
install folders (by default I never allow any installing program's 
defaults in Windows 7, many known issues with virtual links to folders 
etc). And correct in your observation, as well as my earlier supplied 
info, LO does not do this, rather opting for a single user settings 
store, detecting another install of LO, and uninstalling it, before 
installing the upgrade (or possible downgrade). But this is not a bad 
thing though, as covered by other respondees.

The link I supplied in my earlier email shows one how to overcome this 
issue of LO and a universal store, allowing for two versions 
simultaneous and operational on Windows 7.



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