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On 04/18/2014 10:00 AM, Sophie wrote:
To answer you specific question now:
Le 18/04/2014 17:37, alnuwer a écrit :
So I guess I have 3 choices:
Do nothing  - I'm running version  (I have it set to auto update)
Go "back" to 4.1.5. Will I be giving up functionality?
Go to But the release notes say it "remains targeted for early
adopters and private power users," which I'm not!

Each of the 4.2.x.x releases are for early adopters because the version
is still quite new and needs more tests to be said "Stable". If you use
version of this branch you should always update to the last available.

So in layman terms, what is the difference between and 4.1.5?

See above, the 4.1.5 version is stable and has been tested for a long
time now. I you want to use it for your daily work, you should always
stay with this branch 4.1.x, until the 4.2.x branch is said stable and
for all users.

Unfortunately that is not how 4.2.x is presented to the casual/new user.
If you go to and click on the download button (see:,
the link defaults to libreoffice-fresh and you are presented first with
4.2.x. See:
and scrolling down the page 4.2.x is again presented as a 'released'
Nothing on that page indicates that 4.2.x is for 'early adopters', and
any new prospective user will do as presented and download the 'Main
Installer' & Help file for 4.2.x.

The user is only directed to libreoffice stable if they click on the 'Download' dropdown menu:

Also, when checking for updates from
Build ID: 3be8cda0bddd8e430d8cda1ebfd581265cca5a0f
I am assured that "LibreOffice 4.2 is up to date."

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