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Hi :)
I think with Base it's better to stay with older branches.  The 3.6.7 might be better.  if the 
4.0.3 works for you then stick with that.  

Sadly there are still not many devs working on Base.  It's not flashy enough!  
Regards from 
Tom :)  

From: "" <>
Sent: Friday, 26 July 2013, 10:31
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] 4.0.3

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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