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From Doug Johnson <dougjohnso...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Mozilla-like installation for Linux?
Date Fri, 23 Mar 2012 07:42:45 GMT
I second the motion!

Doug

On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 1:56 AM, Terry <terauck-aouser@yahoo.com.au> wrote:

> The post below reminds me of an old chestnut.  Linux versions are now
> packaged as rpms or debs.  That could be problematic if the installer
> works in a way which is incompatible with a particular operating system
> (OS).
>
> That problem is always on my mind.  Try as I have, I have been unable to
> find (so far) a Linux OS which suits me as well as my present one.  I have
> also been unable to find a Linux operating system which supports
> OpenOffice.  Sooner or later, I will quite possibly have to switch to
> LibreOffice just because the OO installer borks my OS.
>
> My recollection is that several years ago there was at least a
> discussion about the possibility of a package of the same kind as
> Firefox and Thunderbird.  Mozilla provides a compressed folder
> containing everything you need apart from plugins and, I dare say,
> Mozilla could include plugins if it wanted to.
>
> In other words, the Mozilla software does NOT interfere with the operating
> system.  It is self-contained.
>
> That may be too big an issue for bugs.  Does anyone think it worth raising
> the issue and, if so, through which channel?
>
> Terry
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org>
> > To: ooo-users@incubator.apache.org
> > Cc:
> > Sent: Friday, 23 March 2012 1:26 PM
> > Subject: Re: CVE-2012-0037: OpenOffice.org data leakage vulnerability
> >
> > On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 9:32 PM, NoOp <glgxg@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> >>  On 03/22/2012 03:17 PM, Terry wrote:
> >>>  This quote from the page mentioned by Rob:
> >>>
> >>>  <quote>Linux and other platforms should consult their distro or
> > OS
> >>>  vendor for patch instructions.</quote>
> >>>
> >>>  My distro doesn't support OpenOffice; most, I gather, don't.
> >>  ...
> >
> > This is good to know, very good in fact.  We were working on several
> > assumptions:
> >
> > 1) There were some users running OOo 3.3 on commercially supported LTS
> > Linux builds. In those cases we did not want to encourage the user to
> > mess with their files directly. It is important in those cases that
> > they get the patch from their vendor.
> >
> > 2) Other users would just be using the latest distro support, which in
> > most cases have silently switched OOo to LibreOffice.   Since
> > LibreOffice also fixed this same issue, such users would also get the
> > patch via their vendor's update mechanism.
> >
> > What we did not know is the number of Linux users who uninstalled
> > LibreOffice and manually installed OOo 3.3 instead.  From the sounds
> > of it, there are many such users.  Me bad for missing that. But good
> > for the future of the project that there are so many with a preference
> > for OpenOffice.
> >
>
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