[Libreoffice] Naming builds. Please???

Pedro Lino pedlino at gmail.com
Sat Dec 3 03:25:27 PST 2011

Hi all

This is my final request about this subject.

Can you please make some sense out of the version naming convention?

I was about to reinstall version 3.4.4 (after it was overwritten by
3.5.0 Beta0) and I already had an unpacked install folder on my
desktop. The only way I could verify that it was for 3.4.4 final, was
to run the installer and check what would be the name of the generated
folder. Since it had the same code (4eb10e5c) it was the same

Another situation: I download a master build from a tinderbox. How do
I know the build included? How do I know if the source it was
generated from is newer or older than the one I already have? Easy.
Just install, open the About box and check if 4f11d0a-adcf6d5-c4bb9bd
is greater or smaller than 4f11d0a-adcf6d5-c4b29bd (just an example)

If the latest final version was named 3.4.4 and build was 402 couldn't
it simple be named

And this new version can't it be simply named 3.5.0.xxx???

And keep this code constant in the installer, the about box, the
master builds, etc?

I think this is not an unreasonable request... Maybe the codes you use
are perfect for developers, but this is a community and not all users
(namely those in QA, l10n, etc, let alone common users) are version

Here is a proper bug request about this

Please help us to contribute to this project.


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