On Tue, 2011-05-10 at 10:43 -0500, Erik Rasmussen wrote:
And to you Erik,
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you on these questions.
This is my first post to this list. I am working to develop a deployment
proposal plan for the Milwaukee Police Department to deploy LibreOffice on
the mobile squad car computers and ruggedized laptops. If successful, I
personally think this deployment might expand to the general desktop and
there are even some indications of possible openness to Linux on the
desktop. I have read of how the Gendarmerie
I know there are many other similar success stories.
I suspect there is probably a wealth of experience out there and key points
to learn from those who have already forged this trail. I wonder if you
know of any resources out there that I might take advantage of as I develop
a LibreOffice deployment plan?
Some of the questions that quickly come to mind are things like...
1. Has anyone found and used any kind of deployment automation? (Perhaps
deployed via Active Directory or some open source software deployment tool?)
2. Is there a way to globally specify settings, (like UNC path to
department forms, choice of SAVE AS file formats, other user preference
3. How can I quickly and easily deploy updated versions of LibreOffice?
(Probably different for Windows versus Linux?)
There is a third party operation that offers a tool for this - not sure
where there guys are on the LibreOffice front, but might be worth a
4. Any deployment and/or transition tips, tricks, advice, or
5. Any user education & training documents/websites, tips or advice to
help them transition?
6. Any "Best Practice" documents or advice for deployment, configuration,
If you have any advice, links, documents, plans, or contact information that
you might share with me, I would be glad to hear from you either on or
Here there area couple of resources, again though mostly OpenOffice.org
specific. There are also a number of articles about network deployments.
To be honest I've been tied up on some other projects for a few days and
just didn't have time to try and pull these together - but this weekend
is looking a LibO weekend so hopefully something for you on this before
Monday morning - and hopefully others may pipe in also.
Otherwise - welcome.
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