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Re: [SLE] OpenOffice 2.0 (was FireFox broken, is SuSE Pro becoming a test bed like Fedora?)
  • From: Preston Crawford <me@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2005 16:17:16 -0700 (PDT)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0504271616200.9817@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


On Wed, 27 Apr 2005, Kevanf1 wrote:

> On 4/27/05, Joe Morris (NTM) <Joe_Morris@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Jack Brooks wrote:
> > >On Wed, 2005-04-27 at 12:10 -0700, Preston Crawford wrote:
> > >
> > >>Especially with regards to problems with
> > >>OpenOffice 2.0 (which last I heard is still beta). Putting major versions
> > >>of software like this into the distro when their beta seems like a bad
> > >>idea. And people are having problems with it.
> > >>
> > >
> > >I wanted to point out that, while OOo 2.0 is beta, you can easily
> > >download the latest batch of rpms
> > i.e. development versions
> > >from the website and install with your
> > >tool of choice. They even have specific rpms for suse, redhat,
> > >mandrake, and freedesktop menus (although you do have to delete the
> > >redhat and mandrake rpms in order to install). The latest release,
> > >build .95 is really pretty solid for all the basic functions in writer.
> > >I use it for school constantly.
> > I would concur, using 1.9.95 here in 9.2 presently, and it is working
> > pretty good for my purposes.
> > --
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> The main point is that a beta version should not have been included in
> SuSE 9.3 SuSE Linux has a known reputation for only including stable
> versions of software. Gnome 2.8 (please correct me if I have the
> version wrong) was not included in SuSE 9.2 because it was not in a
> stable release when 9.2 was officailly released. So why do it with
> OOo as good as the software is. Sorry but I feel this is a slippery
> slope.

Exactly.

Preston

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