Rich Freeman on 20 Jun 2014 11:48:29 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] OpenOffice vs LibreOffice

On Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 2:07 PM, JP Vossen <> wrote:
> Even my ancient LibreOffice (stock from Lubuntu 12.04) reads/writes
> docx/xlsx.  It's buggy, but mostly works.  I'm hoping when I get around to
> upgrading to 14.04 (or Mint) and get LibreOffice 4.2.3 it will improve.
> Current on is 4.2.5...

It has been ages since I've run an "ordinary" desktop distro.  Do they
not just push out updates to packages like LibreOffice as soon as they
come out?

Gentoo is on on stable and on testing (and you can run
testing packages on a stable system if you want to be more recent on a
particular package - just tell it you want to follow testing for that

I can see why a binary distro wouldn't want to update something like
glibc without a major release.  However, LibreOffice shouldn't really
have any reverse-dependencies.  So, I can't see why you'd hold it up
beyond what is necessary for testing (which is why Gentoo stable is
only on

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