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    Re: LibreOffice bugs

    I'm running LibreOffice 3.5.1.2 and its pretty stable. Oh and its trolling if you don't list the bugs, lol.
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    Re: LibreOffice bugs

    Personally I haven't encountered any significant bugs, however I prefer the name of Open Office. Right now there aren't any significant differences between the two, so OO is usually the one I recommend to Windows users, simply because the name is easier for them to remember. Going forward I have alot of respect for Apache and haven't really seen much from the band of rebels who broke away and formed libreoffice. Only time will tell who makes the most progress. Still no decent exchange/active directory capable outlook alternative though. That's the number 1 reason I couldn't roll out Ubuntu on some desktops at this company. Evolution didn't cut it. Some of the printers here are specialist printers and we were able to work with the community in creating a driver for those, but the email client needed to be fully compatible with our existing exchange servers. After significant testing with evolution we decided to stick with the generic Windows-MSOffice solution.
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    Re: LibreOffice bugs

    Aside from new features, bug fixing, LO devs are dumping alot of old code cruft. IMHO They are doing great work.
    For OO who knows?
    Advantage LO.

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    Re: LibreOffice bugs

    Quote Originally Posted by LowSky View Post
    I'm running LibreOffice 3.5.1.2 and its pretty stable. Oh and its trolling if you don't list the bugs, lol.
    Well most of it is pretty stable except for Impress. I'm getting images being lost (placeholders sometimes visible and sometimes not) and random image placement crashes. These don't happen with OO. I fail to see why this is a troll when I'm simply reporting that IMHO OO seems more stable, Impress wise, than LO. I would like to be able to convert more people to Ubuntu, but the Impress issue makes LO unusable for professional presentations. Many of these issues have already been reported. As knight2000 says, this can be a deal breaker when trying to roll out Ubuntu for commercial use.
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    Re: LibreOffice bugs

    Quote Originally Posted by timgood View Post
    Well most of it is pretty stable except for Impress. I'm getting images being lost (placeholders sometimes visible and sometimes not) and random image placement crashes. These don't happen with OO. I fail to see why this is a troll when I'm simply reporting that IMHO OO seems more stable, Impress wise, than LO. I would like to be able to convert more people to Ubuntu, but the Impress issue makes LO unusable for professional presentations. Many of these issues have already been reported. As knight2000 says, this can be a deal breaker when trying to roll out Ubuntu for commercial use.
    OpenOffice is still on version 3.3 - exactly where it was at the time of the first LibreOffice beta in January of 2011. OpenOffice was effectively deprecated when the developers left for the LibreOffice fork. OpenOffice isn't an alternative to LibreOffice, and it's high time to speak about OpenOffice in the past tense. It's just about as dead as John Cleese's parrot in the famous Monty Python sketch. http://www.youtube.co/watch?v=npjOSLCR2hE From the official MontyPython Youtube Channel

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    Re: LibreOffice bugs

    I dont think this is a OO vs LO thing. The LO devs are 90% the same people as the old OO devs. ubuntu never used pure upstream OO (atleast not for a long while), instead they used the go-oo 'fork', which is someways was a precursor to LO.

    It is a regression in a new version that slipped through testing. This is very annoying but happens in all projects.

    A distro like ubuntu like to pick up the new versions because they generally bring enough new features and bug fixes to out weight the risks. But ubuntu will very rarely bring in a whole new version of an application with an ubuntu version. (ubuntu 11.10 will stick with LO 3.4, and ubuntu 12.04 will likely stick with 3.5).

    If you prefer to stick with known issues, than risk new ones, then you might want to stick to LTS versions of ubuntu. or use a distro with a slow cycle (debian or redhat/centos/scientific). If you can test new versions while they are in development, that is good. the sooner a regression is spotted the sooner it can be fixed.

    i have been quite impressed with the progress of LO, compared to the slow, closed developement of OO.
    https://www.libreoffice.org/download...res-and-fixes/
    https://www.libreoffice.org/download...res-and-fixes/
    https://www.libreoffice.org/download...res-and-fixes/

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    Re: LibreOffice bugs

    Quote Originally Posted by SemiExpert View Post
    OpenOffice isn't an alternative to LibreOffice, and it's high time to speak about OpenOffice in the past tense.
    +1
    In the past one reviewer stated that OO was made up of "spaghetti code".
    LO is a real cleanup and you can see the speed improvements.

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    Re: LibreOffice bugs

    I am using LO 3.5.1.2. After copying and pasting about 45 rows to a new page in Calc the computer froze to the point that I had to shut down the system the hard way (not even the terminal worked). That happened three times this morning. IMHO, it is a serious drawback (besides the very useful "Recent documents" option that was not fixed in this release either).

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    Re: LibreOffice bugs

    Quote Originally Posted by timgood View Post
    Well most of it is pretty stable except for Impress. I'm getting images being lost (placeholders sometimes visible and sometimes not) and random image placement crashes. These don't happen with OO. I fail to see why this is a troll when I'm simply reporting that IMHO OO seems more stable, Impress wise, than LO. I would like to be able to convert more people to Ubuntu, but the Impress issue makes LO unusable for professional presentations. Many of these issues have already been reported. As knight2000 says, this can be a deal breaker when trying to roll out Ubuntu for commercial use.
    It's suspected to be a troll because we can't react to anything intelligently when you don't talk about specifics. Most of us do not use LibreOffice to display animated gifs, so we didn't know that this bug existed. Personally, I use LibreOffice for inputting math formulas and reading/writing documents and in my experience, there has been no change from before. Other people, especially in reviews, import Microsoft format documents and have reported better compatibility.

    Remember that you are only one user out of many. As such you have specific needs that others may not have encountered. There is always somebody who encounters more regressions that affect him than the average person. This does not mean that the program is a whole is more buggy than it was before, just that the person is very unfortunate. Bugs are fixed and in the process new bugs are created, this is just the reality of software

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