[Libreoffice] [ANNOUNCE] libreoffice- tag created (3.4.0-beta4)

plino pedlino at gmail.com
Wed May 4 01:29:46 PDT 2011

Hi Tor

Thank you for your clear answers!

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?

I see your point. It does make sense that at some point all is moved to the
final folders. This means that developers and whoever makes the decision to
move from Beta to RC must take this into account and be able to create an
extra Beta build if a last minute stopper bug is found.

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.

Those are excellent news for the future. But this is a good example of a
situation where the project admins should have been able to override the
schedule. Having more people testing the Betas can only be a good thing for
the project, right? ;)

I'm aware that a Release doesn't have to be bug-free (is there any bug-free
program? :) ) but since LibreOffice is trying to get momento over OOo it
should make damn sure that AT LEAST it doesn't have more bugs than the
"competition" ;)


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