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    LibreOffice

    why does ubuntu always have LibreOffice vers 1.6.4.4 installed? Mine is at 7.0, but it always seems to be there.

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    Re: LibreOffice

    It depends on the source. Ubuntu 20.04 repository will provide 6.4.4.4, while Snap = 6.4.5.2, and Flatpak = 7.0.0.3

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    Re: LibreOffice

    And https://www.libreoffice.org/download/download/ offers 7.0.0.3 .deb packages. It's best to uninstall your existing version first. I find synaptic the best tool for doing that - there are many packages to remove.

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    Re: LibreOffice

    I have recently found the best way to run LibreOffice 7.0 is to use the appimage.

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    Re: LibreOffice

    Quote Originally Posted by ping-wu View Post
    I have recently found the best way to run LibreOffice 7.0 is to use the appimage.
    But that
    • doesn't integrate with the OS patches
    • requires manual updates
    • newer isn't always better
    • includes all he other issues using self-contained packages (slow, bloated, often constrained without local control, doesn't always work)


    For people like me, the version of libreoffice on 16.04 is what I want on all releases. Newer versions change some things, not always for the better.

    For LTS releases, businesses don't want change. We want the same version, just with security updates only. That's different from what a home user or developer may want. Often those users think that newer is better, always. They typically load a new Linux OS every 6 months.

    To each their own. Whatever meets your needs best.
    Last edited by TheFu; August 11th, 2020 at 04:29 PM. Reason: "Newer versions" for clarity

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    Re: LibreOffice

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    Re: LibreOffice

    The OP may be confusing "build" with "version". Other than that, I am more interested in file compatibility mode than anything else. Right now everything seems to work fine with my on the job spreadsheets (Windows). I keep everything compatible at work. That seems to be the trick for me. It seems to me that it is the corporate user not so much the home user that has the big interest in office software.Without compatibility I need a VM, dual boot, or a second system. Right now everything is groovy (yes, pun intended).

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    Re: LibreOffice

    Oops. What I meant to say is "I have recently found the best way to run LibreOffice 7.0 is to use the appimage", along with the existing Ubuntu 20.04 built. The two LibreOffice versions have their own .config folders and seem to be happily running independent of each other without any conflict. At lease so far.

    Even with the 7.0 version, I am still not able to turn on OpenCL (I have installed the Vulkan driver). I am running Ubuntu 20.04.1 on Ryzen 7 + Ryzen 580.

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    Re: LibreOffice

    I'm actually referring to 1.6.4.4 installed along side 7.0.0.3

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    Re: LibreOffice

    I'm actually referring to 1.6.4.4 installed along side 7.0.0.3
    Depends on where each is installed from,
    You can have the apt version (from either the repos or PPA) the snap version, the flatpak version, and the appimage version all installed at once side by side (by side by side).
    Edit: I also forgot you can also have a source built version installed too.
    (And maybe the Windows version through Wine, if possible)

    Bottom line is there are many ways to have multiple version of packages installed at the same time.
    Last edited by deadflowr; August 17th, 2020 at 06:47 PM.
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