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

Luc Castermans luc.castermans at gmail.com
Tue Feb 14 23:20:16 PST 2012


YES!!   RC3 etc. should be removed from the About.

Indeed marketing wise this it is bad to keep RC3 while the product is
flagged as 3.5.



2012/2/15 Rimas Kudelis <rq at akl.lt>:
> 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
> number.
> Rimas
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