Doug Stewart on 20 Jun 2014 11:59:53 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] OpenOffice vs LibreOffice

Because of certifications and enterprise software agreements. RHEL, for instance, provides a single major rev of a package, regardless of type, for the lifetime of a major release. The new Software Collections channels allow users access to things a BIT closer to state of the art if they so choose. 

Doug Stewart

> On Jun 20, 2014, at 2:48 PM, Rich Freeman <> wrote:
>> 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
> package).
> 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
> Rich
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