LO 4.1.0 : debian desktop integration package

Jean-Baptiste Faure jbf.faure at sud-ouest.org
Fri Jul 19 01:51:06 PDT 2013

Le 19/07/2013 09:42, Petr Mladek a écrit :
> We need to make sure that we do not break the native Ubuntu/Debian
> packages. In fact, I do not understand why normal users install the
> upstream Debian packages at all when they have the native packages with
> even more features (e.g. KDE4) available.

Ah, that is a long story ;-)
In the old time of OOo /GoOO the OOo version provided by Ubuntu was not
as good as the generic Linux/deb version.

On Ubuntu forums, you can still see problems in distro versions that are
solved by replacing it by the generic Linux version provided by TDF. I
agree that it is not the best solution, something like removing the user
profile when some day LO starts to have some weird behavior. ;-)

Another reason to install TDF version on Linux OS is that you may want
have the newest version, for example for tests purpose.

> We could also solve this by a notice in the release notes. It would not
> be the first time when we asked users to remove the older version before
> removing the new one.

Yes, but in the present case, it is not enough to kill the installation

Best regards.

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