tdf#140286 - CALC formula =INFO("OSVERSION") gives wrong output

Kohei Yoshida kohei at
Wed Jan 12 03:45:42 UTC 2022

On 11.01.2022 17:32, Jean-Baptiste Faure wrote:
> Le 11/01/2022 à 12:16, Chris Sherlock a écrit :
>> Hi all,
>> The output of =INFO(“OSVERSION”) currently gives the wrong version for 
>> MacOS (it says it is Windows).
> From the help, it is not a bug: =INFO("osversion") aswers always
> "Windows (32-bit) NT 5.01", for compatibility reasons

According to the inputs from various users on the bug report:

Excel these days returns correct system information, instead of just 
always returning "Windows (32-bit) NT 5.01".  It was my understanding 
that we couldn't change the string because that's what Excel always 
returned back in the old days.  So I assume that's where the 
"compatibility reasons" clause comes from.  Maybe Eike can clarify 
whether I remember this correctly.  I believe I heard that originally 
from Daniel Rentz who was the expert on all things Excel at the time.

Since the situation has changed today, I think it's reasonable for Calc 
to return correct system info as well, and update the help text along 
with it.


More information about the LibreOffice mailing list