[Libreoffice-qa] (no subject)

John Notminsk jo0175 at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 22 23:58:40 PST 2011

Thanks for your response.
I sent this in response to your press release of a bug day (which is where I got the address).

#1, 2, 3c occur 100% of the time
#3a occurs ~80%, esp if the changes are more extensive
#3b occurs ~50% of time.
Again have occurred for years on mult OS (XP/Linux) both OO & LO for hundreds / thousands of my files.

You should be able to reproduce these easily.  If not then don't worry, I'm sure it's just me.

I won't send a bug report.  I did that to OO before LO even existed.  It was very difficult esp since I block cookies & use NoScript.  I had to subscribe & then got 30-50 emails a day on totally unrelated topics until I unsubscribed but never a response on the bugs.  I have managed works arounds, like cutting & pasting, not added rows, etc.

I am notifying you just in case you wish to improve your product, win converts, etc (maybe make a dent in MS).  If you're interested, I could send you other bugs & suggestions (I have been using OO for ~10 years in my business).  If not, no problem.

PS Consider a phone app to read .odt files.  None exist ("File App" works poorly at best).  You might even make some money.

--- On Thu, 12/22/11, Petr Mladek <pmladek at suse.cz> wrote:

> From: Petr Mladek <pmladek at suse.cz>
> Subject: Re: [Libreoffice-qa] (no subject)
> To: "John Notminsk" <jo0175 at yahoo.com>
> Cc: libreoffice-qa at freedesktop.org, "Cedric Bosdonnat" <CBosdonnat at suse.com>
> Date: Thursday, December 22, 2011, 9:36 AM
> John Notminsk píše v St 21. 12.
> 2011 v 22:36 -0800:
> > Sent these before but nothing was done, so:
> > .odt files:
> > 1. Cannot select whole table via ctr-A (to for example
> protect/unprotect) if heading is repeated.
> > 2. Cannot copy format with format paintbrush if cells
> in table are locked (but can copy content, why not format?)
> > 3. Merge problems (alt-e,g,t) from file changed by 2nd
> person back to 1st person's original file: 
> > a) reverses changes by putting end of sentences in
> front of beginning, etc and
> > b) if new info is added to a row in a table,
> frequently deletes and adds whole tables instead of just
> adding info
> > c) if new row is added to end of table, will instead
> add the info randomly into the next page outside the table.
> > These have been occurring for years through several
> versions including OO & LO.  Merging between XP
> & Vista and now also Linux Mint 12 & Vista
> Could you create bug report for each of this bug into
> bugzilla? You
> might find some hints at http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/BugReport
> If you want to increase a chance that it will get fixed,
> please attach
> sample test document to each bug and step-by-step
> instructions how to
> reproduce it.
> For example, the description of the problem 3b sounds like
> a random
> behavior. These bugs are hard to debug and get lower
> priority.
> Developers rather fix more well defined bugs than spending
> hours on a
> random one with unclear results. If you find steps that are
> 100%
> reproducible, it will be much easier to locate the problem
> and fix it.
> Finally, please add cedric.bosdonnat.ooo at free.fr
> into CC, so our Writer
> expert is aware of these bugs.
> Best Regards,
> Petr

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