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Hi :)
I suspect that a lot of your concerns and more besides are shared by the LO devs and in some cases 
by the companies they work for.  

My guess is that is part of the reason we don't already have 1-click installers.  We already have 
at least 2 systems that work (repos and copy&paste from instructions) so there is nothing driving 
them to produce some hasty bodge in the "release early and release often" style.  Another, slightly 
wilder, guess is that you might need to do 1 extra step = such as unzipping a container-file (as we 
can do with .odt files).  

This whole topic, about 1-click installers, is a "chinese whisper" (not sure why the Chinese get 
the blame for it as we all do it).  It would be better for one or 2 of us to contact the devs to 
initially find out
1.  If there is a plan or vague idea to create 1-click installers for the 3 or 4 ways of packaging 
such things for Gnu&Linux (maybe and Bsd?) 
If there is then 2 follow-up questions arise
2.  How imminent are such plans?  Soon or years away?  
3.  Are compiled binaries going to be available? (perhaps in .deb or .rpm form for people to 
repackage for various distros such as Slackware (or use tools such as the alien thing))

At the moment we are all just making guesses based on something that 1 person thinks they might 
vaguely remember having heard or read about some time ago.  With no proof or links to anything to 
suggest that vague memory has any basis in fact.  Errr, that 1 person was me so i deeply apologise 
for that and for not intervening sooner [hangs head in shame] [shuffles feet]

Apols and regards from 
Tom :)  

 From: Girvin Herr <>
Sent: Wednesday, 9 October 2013, 0:35
Subject: Re: Installing an OS, was: Fw: [libreoffice-users] Penguins: (Was Corrupt Installer 

<snip />

Of course, I could always compile the source 
code, but that can be another can of worms and it takes a lot longer to 
compile LO than to just repackage the already compiled binary.  I am not 
sure what your definition of "distro" is in your reply above.  It could 
mean the LO distro or the Linux distro, in my case Slackware.

<snip />

Generally, such package installers need to be run as root and that is a 
no-no with me.  

<snip />

Take care.

Girvin Herr

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