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

Michael Stahl mstahl at redhat.com
Wed Feb 15 04:58:03 PST 2012

On 15/02/12 07:31, Rimas Kudelis wrote:

> 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.

rebuilding sounds like a bad idea in any case (FWIW AFAIR for OOo the
"rcX" was also not shown in the about box, the installer files were just

> 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.

that sounds like an excellent idea: developers and QA know what the .3
at the end means, but it doesn't confuse end users.

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