[Libreoffice] [Libreoffice-qa] LibO 3.5.0 Beta 0 First assessment

Petr Mladek pmladek at suse.cz
Mon Dec 5 05:11:23 PST 2011

Pedro Lino píše v Po 05. 12. 2011 v 09:48 +0000:
> > We plan to do the beta builds as dev builds, so they will be installed
> > in parallel with the stable release.
> Excellent news!
> Is this going to be included on the first Public Beta which is
> scheduled for today?

Yes, beta1 will be dev-build and will install in parallel with 3.4.

> > Though, the release candidates are going to replace the stable releases
> > on Windows and MAC. They still will install in parallel with 3.4 on
> > Linux. So, it will work the same way like with 3.4 vs. 3.3.
> Can't this be consistent across OSes?
> What option allows RCs to be installed in parallel in Linux?
> Can't we use the same option in Windows and Mac?

There is no special option. It is a side effect of the packaging
approach. The package names include the version 3.4, 3.5. The rpm/deb
package managers think that they are different packages. The windows
installer ignores the name and uses a special ID that is bundled inside
the installer. We do not change the ID for different Windows versions.

I agree that the should be consistent. Well, I am not sure what solution
is correct. Most normal users do not want to have several LO versions
installed in parallel. So, maybe, we should rather "fix" the Linux

Best Regards,

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