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[libreoffice-users] Re: LibreOffice Still?


On 07/31/2014 03:26 AM, Pedro wrote:
> The problem is that it is difficult to find a word that explains that one
> version is new (with new features/bugs/regressions) and the other one has
> been patched so that new features are already stable.
>
> If you call Stable to the patched branch (and calling it Patched doesn't
> sound very nice either) seems to imply that the other branch (now called
> Fresh) isn't stable in the sense that it will crash and be unusable...
>
> There was a proposal to call the (previously named Stable and now named
> Still) branch as Mature. But since that word is currently associated with
> some sexual preference/deviation, it was dropped in favor of Still.

I search the discuss list to see if I could find where this proposal
took place, but failed to find anything. The only relevent post I found
was the one you made in 2012:
<http://go.mail-archive.com/UAlqVfatDP8YuwrKaNaUGa3nEbo=>
(Which version to get?)
So if you can kindly point me to the correct list to view the proposal &
discussion I'd be grateful.

BTW: the download page is showing:

Available Versions

LibreOffice is available in the following released versions:

4.1.6
4.2.5
4.3.0

And of course, 4.1.6 is EOL:
<https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleasePlan#4.1_release>

So perhaps <https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=54408>
(Obsolete DOWNLOAD recommendations 3.5.5 and 3.6.0) should be always
open and changed to Obsolete DOWNLOAD recommendations).

>
> It is easy to criticize and find problems, but it is more difficult to find
> a nice word that everyone accepts...

Perhaps even more so when there are monthly point releases and 6 month
major release cycles.

>
> Do you have a better suggestion?

Yes. Keep 'Stable' for the moment, or return to 'Recommended' for 4.2
and point out why on the download page as before. 4.3 is by definition
for 'Early Adopters'
<https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/File:LibOReleaseLifecycle.png> and
should not IMO be the default on the download button.

>
> (For the record, I'm not a member of TDF or work for it and had no
> contribution to this decision)

:-)



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