I recevied this mail, and it seems to be right - the LibO portable links
are missing. May we add them to the DL page?
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Subject: A couple of questions about LibreOffice Portable Versions
Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2011 18:41:29 +0100
I am a... fan of portable software, not only for it's
actual/portability/ but alsofor the help it provides in keeping a system
as light and efficient as possible, avoiding (especially under Windows)
more or less "intrusive" and persistent installs, uninstalls and so on.
Consequently, as soon as I heard about LibreOffice I looked for a
portable version, obviously starting from the /LibreOffice.org/ site's
/Download/ page, which sadly (and surprisingly, I would say) did not
mention any. Then I searched amongst sites which provide portable
software collections and links, finding out a few so called
/"LibreOffice portable"/ releases; at least two sites (PortableApps.com
and another one) were claiming, more or less explicitly, their
collaboration with TDF itself.
The LibreOffice.org site, however, did not seem to provide any links or
information about those collaborations. I finally found out an official
TDF-announcement at /blog.documentfoundation.org/ about the cooperation
with (only) PortableApps.com.
This somehow confused me; a simple Google search for /"LibreOffice
Portable"/ lets you easily find, for example, that a 3.3.1 portable
version *has* actually been available since 24 February, but not from
PortableApps.com. As the Internet is full of any kind of stuff, I wonder
whether that particular portable version, not mentioned at all by TDF,
has something wrong (technically or in terms of license or something).
There is one thing I'd like to point out *very clearly*: the reason why
I'm sending this message has *NOTHING* to do with complaint, controversy
or anything like that. I'm just trying to well understand things.
So I have two (and a half) questions:
* *Which* are the /legal/ , full and reliable LibreOffice Portable
versions *officially*... /blessed/ by TDF?
* *Why* doesn't the LibreOffice.org site itself provide official,
*natively* portable versions of the suite?
(or, at least, why doesn't it provide in the download page a link
named /"portable versions"/with a clear message saying something
like /"we don't build portable version but we collaborate with A,
B, C... who provide them"/?)
Thanks for your attention (I know you have more important things to do...)
Florian Effenberger <email@example.com>
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