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    LibreOffice bugs

    Both the current and previous versions of LibreOffice seem to contain more bugs than the tropical rainforest. Isn't it about time that Ubuntu reverted to OpenOffice?
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    Re: LibreOffice bugs

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    Re: LibreOffice bugs

    Bugs? What bugs? It's pretty stable for me (version 3.5)
    And please no OpenOffice. Oracle abandoned it for good, and I doubt Apache (which is the new maintainer of OpenOffice) will be able to do anything better than what the folks at LibreOffice have done/currently doing.

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    Re: LibreOffice bugs

    With each new release of software you will find new bugs but at the same time you will also see some of the old bugs gone. It's the nature of the beast. As for reverting back to OOo, I hope that never happens.

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    Re: LibreOffice bugs

    Anything specific? Otherwise we'd have to treat you as a troll.

    The general consensus I've read in reviews seems to be that recent releases of LibreOffice is less buggy than OpenOffice, not more.

    On the other hand, given that the LibreOffice development office since OpenOffice is very aggressive, theoretically - and indeed LibreOffice has acknowledged it - something can easily break as they made a whole ton of changes in the underlying code. Unfortunately because OpenOffice was so badly maintained by Sun/Oracle, this is pretty much a necessary evil and required for progress. As I stated before though, few people seem to have made this complaint in reviews.

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    Re: LibreOffice bugs

    Hello All

    Version 3.2 -> 3.5 saw some UI changes, particularily drawing tools moved around the menus.

    Specific examples of bugs welcome as I spend a lot of time in LO/oOo and would like to reproduce them.

    I'm finding LO 3.5 ok as it happens.

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    Re: LibreOffice bugs

    libre office has bugs, of course it does. even minesweeper has bugs.

    the real question is, what are you doing about it?

    even if you don't have any programming experience you can still report a bug and give as much information as you can to a developer so that s/he can fix the problem then BAM no more bug.

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    Re: LibreOffice bugs

    LibreOffice has an active developer base and has been stable since 3.3 beta. I think I've used every single iteration of Open Office, and then LibreOffice, since around 2006 and LibreOffice 3.51 is the best release so far. Even AbiWord is quite respectable these days, for people who just need a lightweight word processor.

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    Re: LibreOffice bugs

    Quote Originally Posted by insane_alien View Post
    libre office has bugs, of course it does. even minesweeper has bugs.

    the real question is, what are you doing about it?

    even if you don't have any programming experience you can still report a bug and give as much information as you can to a developer so that s/he can fix the problem then BAM no more bug.
    Indeed I have reported a number of bugs, particularly with Impress. I'm finding the current version much less stable than the oo in terms of crashes and formatting and save errors. The handling of animated gifs leaves lot to be desired. I'm not trolling, just baffled.
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    Re: LibreOffice bugs

    Quote Originally Posted by timgood View Post
    Indeed I have reported a number of bugs, particularly with Impress. I'm finding the current version much less stable than the oo in terms of crashes and formatting and save errors. The handling of animated gifs leaves lot to be desired. I'm not trolling, just baffled.
    You could have shared the bug links at the outset. That would have been informative.

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