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I currently am running 4.0.4 on all my systems - Ubuntu and Windows.

Currently, in the pas month, versions 3.6.7 and 4.1.0 have come out.

3.6.7 is the end-of-line release for that line and it very stable, but does not have some of the features of the 4.0.x line.

4.1.0 is the first of that line and has some features that 4.0.4 does not. These include better MS XML filters to read/write the file formats like .docx and the others with "x" in their name.

If you follow the information in the release plan image [link] then you may be happy.

For some people, they wait till the release ends with .4 or .5.
i.e. go from the 4.0.x line when you reach 4.0.4 or 4.0.5
Then go to the 4.1.x line when 4.1.4 or 4.1.5 comes out.

4.0.4 is out now and 4.0.5 comes out in about 2 weeks.

3.6.7 is also out now, but I would stick with 4.0.4 and its newer versions, for now.

On 07/26/2013 05:31 AM, wrote:
Unfortunately, the "3rd digit rule" doesn't work as goog as expected...
   I use report builder in base, version. Download 4.0.4 and
report builder no more works (crash in opening).

thanks anyway for developers work, I remember this is a free sw, at the

   Federico Quadri

   Tom Davies <> ha scritto:
Hi :)
That 3rd digit is roughly the equivalent of "Service pack". So usually the higher it is the more stable it is. Of course even just bug-patches and fixes can sometimes introduce unexpected problems that might not get caught by QA.

The best answer, imo, is to keep a very stable version that you are happy enough with on all the machines you look after especially ones that have limited access or that you can't reach easily. Then on 1 machine find some way of being able to test-drive an occasional beta-test versions before it gets released. Preferably do about 1 per branch. The problem is that things you might care about deeply might not even be getting used by other people at all. So it's only you that might notice. So if you didn't test-drive then the problem might never be found. Also it's better to do your testing on a beta release rather than a full release because it's during the early beta stage that the most devs are the most focussed on the 1 single version and trying to solve the most problems quickly. Also it's when the fewest other people are making bug-reports.

There are various ways you could make sure you have access to 1 version for use for work that has a dead-line and another version that you can just use to try things out and make sure it all works.

  Regards from
  Tom :)

   From: Amit Choudhary <>
   To: "" <>
   Sent: Friday, 26 July 2013, 3:35
   Subject: [libreoffice-users] 4.0.3


I was using 4.0.2 and then I downloaded 4.0.3 but 4.0.3 is not as stable as
   4.0.2. So, now I am downloading 4.0.4.

I am more interested in stable and feature rich (optional) software rather
   than frequently released software.

Stablility is very important because a non-stable software / software
   having many bugs results in loss of time and frustartion.


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