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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <>
Subject RE: Linux install issues
Date Mon, 21 May 2012 21:10:36 GMT
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

-----Original Message-----
From: Juergen Schmidt [] 
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2012 13:56
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...


	- Dennis

	-----Original Message-----
	From: Kay Schenk [] 
	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.


	I'd really like to provide additional help in the install guide:

	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.


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

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