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Hi :)
What people often seem to misunderstand is that when a branch is first
released it may be a bit buggy but that tends to settle down as
further releases happen in the branch.  So;

3.6.0, 4.0.0, 4.1.0 and 4.2.0 all introduced many new features so all
had the potential for finding some of those created unexpected

3.6.1, 4.0.1, 4.1.1 and later on the 4.2.1 may add a little more
functionality but tend to focus on just dealing with bugs.  This is
much the same as other software that offers a lot of updates just
after their initial release.

3.6.2, 4.0.2, 4.1.2 and later on the 4.2.2 focus on bug fixes.  This
is much like the "Service Pack 1" offered by some other companies.
Many people wont even try any software until it reaches at least
"Service Pack 1"

And so on and on.  Each branch becomes MUCH more stable when it
reaches x.x.3 and even more so when they reach x.x.4.  So, it's not
the case that 3.6.0 becomes more stable.  It's not the entire branch
that becomes more stable.  In much the same way Xp is still
problematic and adding it's Sp1 still creates the problems people
noticed with it.  It's only when Sp2 was added that Xp finally settled
down into being quite good and that still happens now if you install
Xp.  However nowadays it's quite easy to install Xp with Sp1 and Sp2
and even it's Sp3.  Of course it is quite an old system now so it's
vulnerable to all sorts of newer attacks and it lacks some of the
great new features commonly found in Win7 (with at least it's Sp1).
So, while 3.6.0 is no more stable it does have the advantage that it's
branch has reached 3.6.6.  It's the 3.6.6 that is stable.

Of course it's not really a fair comparison because LibreOffice and
OpenOffice never seem to suffer from malware out in the wild.  Unlike
comparable software their/our macros are not used as attack vectors.
They don't act as trojans pulling malware onto machines.  At worst
there have been a couple of times where the devs have spotted
something potentially less secure in the code and dealt with it before
anyone has been able to take advantage out in the world.  Last one i
heard of was the upgrade to 3.4.0 = which was why so many of us pushed
people into jumping to that branch earlier than normal.

Normally i don't install anything earlier than an x.x.4 except on my
own machines for testing.  People who claim LibreOffice is unstable
seem to all have 1 thing in common = they all try an x.x.0 or maybe a
x.x.1 or perhaps even pre-release beta testing versions.
Regards from
Tom :)

On 15 December 2013 20:29, Kracked_P_P---webmaster
<> wrote:

I am running 4.0.6 on Ubuntu 64-bit and Windows 7 32- and 64-bit systems.
I have no problems and would not say anything like "very buggy".

As for 4.1.3, well it is not as "far along" as a line as the 4.0.x line is.
Sure there may be some bugs, but "very buggy" is not what I would call it

I would not use the Portable versions of LO to be the test on how well LO
works normally.  Portable versions tend to run very slow for me and do not
represent how well the version actually works as a non-portable version.

Well, since you state that you use Kubuntu, install 4.0.6 instead of just
downgrading to the 3.6 line.  I bet you would like 4.0.6 better than 3.6.x.
Try it and see.  I still recommend 4.0.6 to people I deal with, instead of
the 4.1.x line.  In a few versions, I should be ready to jump to 4.1.5 or
4.1.6 and use it as my primary version and start telling my friends and
associates to upgrade then as well.

On 12/14/2013 04:49 PM, Anton wrote:

The actual computer magazine c't compared
OpenOffice and LibreOffice and come to the
result that the new versions of LibreOffice (4.1.x) had
more features than OpenOffice.
(but often unneeded like the work counting ... never understodd who needs
such features I never was asked how many words a my document contains)

But the conclusion was:
*LibreOffice is VERY BUGGY*

I can confirm this:

I Installed LibreOffice on the Windows 7 64 bit PC
of a friend, which he use since Version 3.6.

Last Month I did an upgrade to libreoffice 4.1 on his

Now he had big troubles: From time to time he got the error
"Program does not respond"

I installed now the portable Libreoffice Versions 4.0.x and 4.1.x
and asked him to try out the both ... always the same problems.

He could not work with these versions.

Now I downgraded to libreoffice 3.6 and all works fine.

On my Kubuntu 64 bit Linux I had no problems with LibreOffice,
so its perhaps the Windows version which is actually more buggy.


Nobody gives pressure on you, at least not me: I am a great fan of
LibreOffice and switched from OpenOffice to LibreOffice a long time ago.

But ... I will not recommend it to my friends in the next time, sorry.


Kunwar Shivpal Singh wrote:


As appraised to you all I am an ordinary computer user limited to word,
excel & ppt. But an ardent fan & supporter of LIBRE OFFICE.

Was till now using LO 3.?.? not sur eof the succeeding digits. Recently
downloaded 4.1.3 but am facing lot of problems with it:

Hangs for no good reason - almost at par with MS Office with VISTA

got a pdf file converted to word online & the resultant was .rtf LO 4
would open it in .odt allow me to save it in .odt but when I try to open
the LO file I receive an error msg box:

Libre Office                X

Red                    Read-Error.
Circle                 Error reading file.


Have tried it several times but to the same result.

I feel LO needs some time before novices like can use it.

What would happen if I download LO 3.5.7 (already started it from Source
Forge. Will there be a clash between the 2 versions? Will LO
allow me to install the older version LO 3.5.7?

I do not want to first uninstal LO & then install LO 3.5.7 is
this possible? or will there be a down time i.e. uninstall LO
then download LO 3.5.7 & then install it?

Kindly suggest

thanks & regards

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