[Libreoffice] [ANNOUNCE] libreoffice-220.127.116.11 tag created (3.4.0-beta4)
tlillqvist at novell.com
Tue May 3 23:39:52 PDT 2011
> I'm not sure I understand this: does this mean that RC releases are not
> considered temporary builds and will be allowed to replace the previous
> stable build?
Yes, that is more or less the definition of "release candidate", isn't it? Please remember that it in principle isn't known in advance which release candidate is good enough to be declared a release. The last release candidate is *exactly* the same as the stable release, the downloadable file names, and/or directories, are just renamed.
If the release candidates still were considered "temporary builds" (your words) and thus effectively a totally different product, with different setting locations and whatnot, how could then a release candidate magically turn into a release?
(Note that "release" does not mean "free from bugs".)
> Will Beta4 overwrite my stable 3.3.2?
3.4(.0) beta 4 will, yes. Because it was too late now to start using the ooo-dev (or whatever we should call it) mechanism for 3.4(.0) beta4, the last beta of it. As have been seen on this list, we who build the generic LibreOffice builds had no idea about this mechanism. And nobody bothered to tell us (at least is a way that we would have understood) before some weeks ago.
But if the ooo-dev thingie works, then for 3.4.1 and later (and maybe 3.3.3, too) we can use it for their betas, sure.
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