[Libreoffice-qa] RC3 released as Final version???

Rimas Kudelis rq at akl.lt
Tue Feb 14 22:31:13 PST 2012

2012.02.15 00:14, Pedro rašė:
> Olav Dahlum wrote
>> This should be fixed ASAP from a marketing point of view. It's all about
>> expectations, so renaming the tarball etc is just not good enough.
>> Leif did also receive a similar complaint earlier, so this should be
>> taken very seriously. This is not the first time I've addressed the
>> dangers of such practices.
> Thanks you, Olav. I was starting to think I was the only mad person here.
> Apparently even Cor finds this normal.
> Cor, please show me ONE program that does this and I will agree with you.
>   This is completely absurd for me...

I think the other vendors do it the other way around (well, at least 
Mozilla does, AFAIR): their RC releases indicate themselves as final, so 
after renaming, this simply becomes true, and no recompilation is necessary.

One way to address this and still allow identifying which RC this is 
easily would be to implement my suggestion from 
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=42239. This way, the about 
dialog in RC3 would look somewhat like this:

LibreOffice 3.5.0
Build ID: libreoffice-

In this case, the fourth number in Build ID line would represent the RC 


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