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Hi Werner,

This regression has already been discussed here, with essentially the
same result (fix it yourself, pay someone else to fix it, or shut up
about it)...

On 10/1/2014 7:13 AM, Werner <> wrote:
Hi Tanstaalf,

In the thread "LibreOffice Still" you made a very important point, 
however it has absolutely nothing to do with the main point of the 
discussion on how to name versions and I just by chance noted it.

You then might have a chance of having it dealt with.


Just a LO user who sometimes reads this list but just about every time 
get frustrated with it due to the misuse of threads!

On 10/1/2014 12:27, Tanstaafl wrote:
Charles, fyi, in our office, we are stuck on 4.1.6 because of a major
regression introduced in 4.2 that is still there today.

When our first user reported this after I started updating everyone (at
about 4.2.4), so I had to revert them all (I'd gotten maybe 20
workstations updated that weekend).

I kept promising my boss that 'they will have to fix this, it is a
regression and they treat these seriously' - but here we are, 8 months
later, and we still cannot upgrade. Because everyone found about about
this, a few very vocal users in our office took this opportunity to
start lobbying (again) for replacing Libreoffice with Microsoft Office,
and it looks like they are going to win this time. I know it is only 70
seats, and you probably don't really care, but I do. The fact is, I
cannot even recommend Libreoffice on new clients in good conscience, if
the response to a very serious regression bug report is along the lines
of 'well, you can just fix it yourself, it is free open source after 

*Anytime* a long standing feature is totally ripped out and replaced
with something else that causes a major regression, it should be an
absolute top priority to fix it in the very next release. In fact, I
would say that it should be a part of the agreement that any contributor
signs, that if they are the one responsible for a regression like this,
they are *required* to fix it asap.

So, for us, 4.2 and 4.3 are *both* unstable - meaning, we *cannot use
them*, because they lack a very basic capability that we have relied on
since, oh, I don't know... version 1?

In case you were wondering, it is the new 'Inline Fields' functionality,
that when introduced, broke the ability to paste into them, and the bug
is still there today, in 4.3.2.

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