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William Gathoye (LibreOffice) wrote on 05.02.21 at 16:09:

Yes it is intentional. I was trying to show that even with 1 wk delay, as this way of proceeding is a bit weird in 2021 (cf. the Apple-esque way that releases everything in a synchronized way), you'll have people who complain/think the feature doesn't work :)

you will always have people complaining about something, this one is very easy. :-) You will find people complaining we update too fast, you will find people complaining we update too slow. So, whatever you do, someone is likely to be unhappy. And good decisions are usually not based on listening only to those vocal.

Which means we could tweak that update dialog and put a warning there that warns the user there is a 1wk delay between the announcement and the moment the update service made aware. Could this help in understanding the situation, do you think?

If the idea behind your mail actually is to add an information about our update mechanism - worth considering. But don't think this will magically solve the problem of people being unhappy. In any case, I think this is likely more a discussion for the ESC than for the website list.

As explained in our video call, the plan is to have the update triggered for micro versions (7.0.3->7.0.4 etc.) about one week after the release.

For minor and major version updates (7.0->7.1 or 6.4->7.0), there is - notwithstanding the current rolling release discussion - some longer time planned in. Likely, the update from 7.0 to 7.1 will be triggered around 7.1.3 or 7.1.4.

It's intentional that current users of 7.0 will not see an update for 7.1 before 7.1.3 or 7.1.4, the will get updates of 7.0.x in the meantime.


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