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On Wed, 9 Oct 2013, at 04:02 AM, Tom Davies wrote:

Hi :)

I suspect that a lot of your concerns and more besides are shared by

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

some hasty bodge in the "release early and release often" style.

Another, slightly wilder, guess is that you might need to do 1 extra

= such as unzipping a container-file (as we can do with .odt files).

This whole topic, about 1-click installers, is a "chinese whisper"

sure why the Chinese get the blame for it as we all do it).  It would

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

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

form for people to repackage for various distros such as Slackware

use tools such as the alien thing))

At the moment we are all just making guesses based on something that

person thinks they might vaguely remember having heard or read about

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

[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 Errors??)

<snip />

Of course, I could always compile the source

code, but that can be another can of worms and it takes a lot longer

compile LO than to just repackage the already compiled binary.  I am

sure what your definition of "distro" is in your reply above.  It

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

no-no with me.

<snip />

Take care.

Girvin Herr


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