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From Kay Schenk <kay.sch...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Linux install issues
Date Mon, 21 May 2012 22:42:41 GMT
On Mon, May 21, 2012 at 2:10 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton <dennis.hamilton@acm.org
> wrote:

> I am not changing anything.  I don't think there is any such thing as
> owning file names and it is too late to claim them now.  And that doesn't
> matter.  What matters is the impact on users and on the cost of supporting
> them with the present arrangement.
>
>  - Dennis
>
> PS: I am also annoyed by the heavy-handed way that AOO 3.4.0 stomps on
> existing file associations too.
>

no advance warning? asking politely?


>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Juergen Schmidt [mailto:jogischmidt@googlemail.com]
> Sent: Monday, May 21, 2012 13:56
> To: ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org; dennis.hamilton@acm.org
> Subject: Re: Linux install issues
>
> Am Samstag, 19. Mai 2012 um 19:32 schrieb Dennis E. Hamilton:
>
>        One enduring solution would be to break with the past and not use
> the same file names for the binary bits, the same registry keys, etc., any
> longer. That would solve a few problems on Windows too.
>
>
> I think we own the name and we are probably not the project who should
> change any names.
> We should be careful with this kind of changes because we can potentially
> break a lot of existing projects who rely on names, registry entries etc.
>
> So please be careful with such changes without deeper analysis what
> depends in this...
>
> Juergen
>
>
>        - Dennis
>
>        -----Original Message-----
>        From: Kay Schenk [mailto:kay.schenk@gmail.com]
>        Sent: Saturday, May 19, 2012 10:01
>        To: ooo-dev
>        Subject: Linux install issues
>
>        Hi all--
>
>        It seems we are running into a number of very difficult problems
> with Linux
>        installs, the latest just e-mailed to this list this morning, due
> to the
>        way some vendors have installed LO.
>
>        see:
>
>        http://markmail.org/message/qz72ouzjvcm7uyfn
>
>
>        I'd really like to provide additional help in the install guide:
>
>        http://www.openoffice.org/download/common/instructions.html
>
>        but I'm at a loss as to what this should say.
>
>        I took a look at SOME of the postings on the support forums and
> well, still
>        at a loss. Generally, it seems that completely uninstall the old
> OOo 3.3 is
>        a given (please correct me if I'm wrong about this), but how to
> handle some
>        of the LO overlap?
>
>        Can we get some opinions on what's the most accurate way to go about
>        installing AOO 3.4 on linux?
>
>        * completely de-install LO first? install AOO 3.4, the re-install
> LO?
>        * completely de-install old OOo 3.3? and then?
>
>        Thankfully, I did not run into these kinds of issues with my distro.
>
>        --
>
>  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>        MzK
>
>        "The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated."
>        -- Mark Twain
>
>
>
>


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----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MzK

"The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated."
                                 -- Mark Twain

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