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LibreOffice ready for commercial deployment in two months

Postby henke54 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:46 am

LibreOffice ready for commercial deployment in two months says The Document Foundation :
An enterprise-ready build of the open source Libreoffice office application suite will be available within two months, according to The Document Foundation (TDF).

Co-founder and steering committee member Italo Vignoli told V3.co.uk that the final bugs were being ironed out of the current software with version 3.4.1, which will be released in a month's time. Version 3.4.2 will come a month later and will be ready for commercial deployment.

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Re: LibreOffice ready for commercial deployment in two month

Postby henke54 » Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:20 am

LibreOffice 3.4.2 Is Now Available for Download :
A few minutes ago, August 1st, The Document Foundation company announced the second maintenance release of the LibreOffice 3.4 open source office suite software for Linux, Windows and Macintosh platforms, bringing several bugfixes.

LibreOffice 3.4.2 fixes some important bugs found in previous releases, which makes it ready to be deployed for production needs on enterprise environments.

LibreOffice 3.4.2 is available for download now (see download links at the end of the article), for both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures. It is much stable than the previous versions and everyone is encourage to update.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/LibreOff ... 4415.shtml
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Re: LibreOffice ready for commercial deployment in two month

Postby Hagar Delest » Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:34 am

Well, the quality level may not suit everyone needs: Viability of the 3.4.2 Release.
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Re: LibreOffice ready for commercial deployment in two month

Postby vasa1 » Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:17 pm

Hagar de l'Est wrote:Well, the quality level may not suit everyone needs: Viability of the 3.4.2 Release.


Hmmm... Every release of every software has critics.
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Re: LibreOffice ready for commercial deployment in two month

Postby vasa1 » Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:19 pm

I got this in a mailing list but I don't know how to reference it properly:
[tdf-discuss] Viability of the 3.4.2 Release
Thorsten Behrens
<thb@documentfoundation.org> Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 6:56 PM
Reply-To: discuss@documentfoundation.org
To: Peter Hillier-Brook <phb@hbsys.plus.com>, plino <pedlino@gmail.com>
Cc: discuss@documentfoundation.org
...
Peter Hillier-Brook wrote:
> Given that the release of LibreOffice 3.4.2 is targeted at
> enterprise users, I find it surprising that the product is thought
> to be ready for release. At lease 2 significant bugs have been
> introduced and remain present that would, to my mind, discourage
> personal, let alone enterprise users.
>
Software quality is a somewhat fuzzy area, and one that is perceived
very individually, usually. The bugs you list are no regressions
from the previous 3.4 version, so by definition, since 3.4.2 fixes
many other bugs, it's better than 3.4.1, which in turn was better
than 3.4.0.

Generally, assessing whether a specific version will be suitable for
your company, or home use, is an individual decision - now,
yesterday, and back in the day with OpenOffice.org. You'll always
end up deciding if you need this nice new features, or whether the
new mail merge wizard is broken so fundamentally that you can't use
the version.

Of course, for companies deploying LibO, we recommend getting
professional support, that allows you to get *your* bugs fixed
in time. You've quite a choice there, another advantage of having a
more diverse ecosystem.
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Re: LibreOffice ready for commercial deployment in two month

Postby Hagar Delest » Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:28 pm

Thorsten Behrens wrote:Software quality is a somewhat fuzzy area, and one that is perceived very individually, usually. The bugs you list are no regressions from the previous 3.4 version, so by definition, since 3.4.2 fixes many other bugs, it's better than 3.4.1, which in turn was better than 3.4.0.

What he doesn't say is that the TDF recommendation for enterprises was to use 3.3. And the regression has been introduced in 3.4 AFAIK!

 Edit: Found that one for example: Bug 37195 - Dictionary access lost after LibO upgrade that seems to be a regression in 3.4.2. rather irritating for a basic feature for many users... 
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Re: LibreOffice ready for commercial deployment in two month

Postby PGAGA » Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:31 pm

Friday, August 05, 2011

There is a reason LO is available in 3.3.x and 3.4.x versions which are continuing to be developed and the above is the reason. My smile is for the reference to professional support - that likely includes the LO from Novel for over US$100 a year. I do not know of the Novel version is 3.3.x. or 3.4.x.

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