[Libreoffice-ux-advise] [Bug 97269] New: Linux portable edition

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Wed Jan 20 00:37:33 PST 2016


            Bug ID: 97269
           Summary: Linux portable edition
           Product: LibreOffice
           Version: Master
          Hardware: All
                OS: Linux (All)
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: medium
         Component: LibreOffice
          Assignee: libreoffice-bugs at lists.freedesktop.org
          Reporter: philipz85 at hotmail.com
                CC: cloph at documentfoundation.org,
                    libreoffice-ux-advise at lists.freedesktop.org,
                    michael.meeks at collabora.com, qubit at runcibility.com

LibreOffice has a portable edition on Windows (
http://www.libreoffice.org/download/portable-versions/ ) in the
PortableApps.com format and it would be great to also have one on Linux.
Yesterday i checking out the new Krita 3.0 pre alpha release (
https://krita.org/item/first-krita-3-0-pre-alpha/ ) and they have the release
for linux as a portable distribution-independent file in AppImage format (
http://appimage.org/ ) and i think LO should also produce or distribute a
portable version in this format for Linux.

LibreOffice 5.0.4 is already available in AppImage format (
https://bintray.com/probono/AppImages/LibreOffice/view ) and it would be good
to have future alpha and beta releases in a linux portable edition to lower the
barrier of entry for testers, and also for release candidates for users who
want to test a version without committing to it. For QA, it would be good to
have portable editions of older versions to make it easier for QA testers so
want to do regression testing of bug reports.

Additional information on AppImage can be found here as well -
http://www.portablelinuxapps.org/ - which i had visited some time ago.

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