[Libreoffice] [tdf-discuss] Linux distros and LibO packaging

Andrea Pescetti pescetti at openoffice.org
Sun Jan 23 10:13:56 PST 2011

Rene Engelhard wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 11:13:48AM +0100, Rene Engelhard wrote:
> > Besides that, distros will have to continue libreoffice-build, which does
> > still contain patches. (Removing those would be a big regression about
> > what we ship right now)

Thanks. So some distributions will still need to patch LibreOffice
because the "vanilla" LibreOffice would be a regression for their users
with respect to the current OpenOffice.org/Go-OO/LibreOffice they ship.
This, together with issues like the weird problem you linked to
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=31271
indeed qualify as "compelling arguments" for distributions needing to
patch LibreOffice much like they do with OpenOffice.org (even though of
course in some cases the patches will be temporary fixes that will
eventually get merged in the main codebase).

> > Get some clue. And don't speak about this if you don't, kthxbye. ...
> Sorry, I apologize

No need. LibreOffice is meritocracy-driven, not politeness-driven.


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