Stable, conservative, unsupported versions | libreoffice.com/download
sophia.schroeder at libreoffice.org
Wed Jan 16 12:10:46 UTC 2019
yes that theme and that unfortunate wording is already on our radar:
Suggestions for improvements always welcome. :-)
Am 16.01.2019 um 12:49 schrieb Дилян Палаузов:
> what I wanted to ask was, why does the LO-ebpage recommend for enterprises end of life products.
> My understanding of the processes is, that there are usually a stable version, that is not end-of-live, and a most
> current version, at the same time. However there are gaps, when the webpage offers only one version, that is not end of
> life, without stating this clear.
> How about changing the releas/live duration process, so that no such gap exists?
> On Wed, 2019-01-16 at 11:54 +0100, Michael Stahl wrote:
>> On 16.01.19 10:57, Дилян Палаузов wrote:
>>> https://www.libreoffice.org/download/download/ says: LO 6.1.4 is for technology enthusiasts and 6.0.7 is for enterprises
>>> or conservative users. I read: 6.1.4 is development and 6.0.7 is stable.
>> development happens on "master", and new features may be backported not
>> to 6.1 but only to the 6.2 branch, but not any more right now (IIRC)
>> because there is already a 6.2.0 RC2.
>> the 6.1 branch only gets bugfixes, but (as always) bugfixes may carry
>> their own risk of introducing new bugs, which cannot be prevented with
>> 100% certainty.
>>> When I reported that building the conservative version fails, the answer on this mailing list was, that 6.0.7 is dead. [
>> there will be a 6.2 release very soon, so at that point 6.1 will be
>> declared the "stable" branch.
>>> Please either align the Download area not to offer for installation end of life versions, or explain what is the point
>>> of delivering software for the enterprise, that is not supported.
>> TDF does not and has never claimed to deliver enterprise support for any
>> of its software; that sort of thing is available from downstream
>> commercial service providers, who maintain release branches with a much
>> longer support life-time than TDF releases.
>> perhaps the Download page could be adapted to make that more obvious?
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