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On 10/11/2015 12:48 PM, Italo Vignoli wrote:
On 11/10/15 11:44, Alex Thurgood wrote:

I would suggest putting yourself in an admin's place where they have
probably invested long hours in developing a turnkey
OpenOffice/LibreOffice solution for their group of users, then finding
one day that that longstanding behaviour has changed because someone
else has not thought through a code change due to the tentacular nature
of the code base with no one having an overarching knowledge of it all,
and you will perhaps understand Andreas' frustration (which I happen to
share and have voiced it on the mailing lists in the past).
During the last four years I have helped to migrate to LibreOffice
several Italian organizations - especially public administrations - for
a total of over 30,000 PCs. Today, I am helping the Italian Defense to
migrate to LibreOffice 150,000 PCs.

I might be incredibly lucky, but I have never experienced significant
stability issues with LibreOffice, since version 3.5. Of course, when I
say "I have never experienced" I mean that none of the organizations I
have helped has experienced significant stability issues. Again, we
might be extremely lucky here in Italy.

Hi Italo,

The only consistent complaints I hear about LO is that the UI is different from various MSO office versions and concerns about handling MSO file formats. The first is complaint was often due to user unwillingness to learn anything new - not an uncommon problem. This is not an LO specific issue. The second issue, to me, is more legitimate. I have seen many proprietary document formats for office documents come and go over the last 30 years. I can appreciate the concern about being able to open documents in a non-native package in the future.

I have not heard of any (my very limited sample) stability issues that could be attributed to LO. The stability issues I was seeing were Windows issues seen in many packages.

I suspect your stability experience is the norm, LO is very stable. If there are issues they are often user unwillingness to change or system problems outside of LO.


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