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    Question LibreOffice 4.2.x in Tumbleweed?

    Hello!

    Why there still isn't LibreOffice 4.2 in the Tumbleweed repositories?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: LibreOffice 4.2.x in Tumbleweed?

    Me too having same doubt - it's not even in unstable repos!

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    Default Re: LibreOffice 4.2.x in Tumbleweed?

    Please be a bit more patient. When having a look at the libreoffice webpage, 4.1.5 is still the stable version. The 4.2.2. version has just recently been released, now the packagers are building Factory packages. When they have stabilized the packages they will appear in the regular libreoffice repos.
    If you must/insist: http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...fice:/Factory/ but mind, these are considered unstable, in case of trouble or data loss you're on your own. Up to you whether the version number raise is worth that risk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knurpht View Post
    Please be a bit more patient. When having a look at the libreoffice webpage, 4.1.5 is still the stable version. The 4.2.2. version has just recently been released, now the packagers are building Factory packages. When they have stabilized the packages they will appear in the regular libreoffice repos.
    If you must/insist: http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...fice:/Factory/ but mind, these are considered unstable, in case of trouble or data loss you're on your own. Up to you whether the version number raise is worth that risk.
    http://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-fresh/

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    Default AW: LibreOffice 4.2.x in Tumbleweed?

    And the release notes state this:
    LibreOffice 4.2.2

    This is the third release from the 4.2 branch of LibreOffice which contains new features and program enhancements.
    It is the first bugfix release,
    and remains targeted for early adopters and private power users--for conservative requirements, we refer you to LibreOffice 4.1.5 from the previous series.

    ...
    LibreOffice 4.1.5

    This is the sixth release from the 4.1 branch of LibreOffice.
    It is the fifth bugfix release in the LibreOffice 4.1.x line which contains a more stable feature set, and is suitable for all users.
    Anyway, I guess the main reason why LO 4.2 is not yet in LibreOffice:STABLE (and won't be for some time), is that this repo is used for preparing online updates for the current openSUSE version. That's 13.1 at the moment which shipped with 4.1.2.3, and it is openSUSE's policy to only provide bugfix updates, not new feature releases.

    The LibreOffice for the _next_ openSUSE version is prepared in LibreOffice:Factory (as already mentioned), and this does contain LO 4.2.2 and is even available for Tumbleweed.
    Last edited by wolfi323; 22-Mar-2014 at 07:36.

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    Default Re: AW: LibreOffice 4.2.x in Tumbleweed?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    And the release notes state this:
    ...
    ...
    The LibreOffice for the _next_ openSUSE version is prepared in LibreOffice:Factory (as already mentioned), and this does contain LO 4.2.2 and is even available for Tumbleweed.
    Yes, but Tumbleweed's own repo is supposed to provide the author's latest stable version, and as said 4.2.2 doesn't appear to fit that purpose yet, although being in Factory is a prerequisite step on the way. I suspect /Factory/openSUSE_Tumbleweed repo is just the Tumbleweed maintainer's testing base, and not recommended for use here.
    Leap 42.3 (ext4, KDE Plasma 5.8.7) ~ stable
    Manjaro (ext4, Xfce) ~ rolling updates
    Tumbleweed (ext4, KDE Plasma5) ~ managed updates via "Tumbleweed Snapshots" service.

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    Default Re:: LibreOffice 4.2.x in Tumbleweed?

    Quote Originally Posted by consused View Post
    Yes, but Tumbleweed's own repo is supposed to provide the author's latest stable version, and as said 4.2.2 doesn't appear to fit that purpose yet, although being in Factory is a prerequisite step on the way. I suspect /Factory/openSUSE_Tumbleweed repo is just the Tumbleweed maintainer's testing base, and not recommended for use here.
    I don't think that's a specific testing repo for the Tumbleweed maintainer(s).
    That's just the standard development repo for Factory, and is built for Tumbleweed as well just like it is for 13.1 f.e.

    The packages in openSUSE:Tumbleweed:Libreoffice link to LibreOffice:STABLE (that's why they still are at 4.1.x), just like the KDE packages in Tumbleweed link to KDE:Release:412 and NOT KDE:Distro:Factory or even KDE:Unstable.
    Tumbleweed's intention is to provide a relatively stable experience. Otherwise you could just use Factory instead.
    Maybe the links will be changed at one point when LO 4.2 is deemed to be completely stable, I don't know the exact plans there of course.
    But when Tumbleweed switches to 13.2 as base (in November according to the current plans), it will have 4.2 anyway...

    But if you do want to have LO 4.2 on Tumbleweed, nothing prevents you from using LibreOffice:Factory for now. It _is_ available for those who want to use it.
    Last edited by wolfi323; 22-Mar-2014 at 08:19.

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    Default Re: LibreOffice 4.2.x in Tumbleweed?

    adding the libreoffice repo can handle this?

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    Default Re: LibreOffice 4.2.x in Tumbleweed?

    Quote Originally Posted by cicerone View Post
    adding the libreoffice repo can handle this?
    Handle what? Updating LO to 4.2?
    Yes.
    If you're on Tumbleweed and want to have LO 4.2, add that repo:
    http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...SE_Tumbleweed/

    The next "zypper dup" should upgrade LO to 4.2 then.

    There's no guarantee that it works though, it did when I last tried it a week ago (on 13.1).

    Be aware that there might be an issue when using the GNOME integration on KDE:
    Opening any file dialog crashed when using gtk2-theme-oxygen. KDE:Extra already contains a fix for that, but AFAIK that's not yet in Tumbleweed or 13.1:Update.
    Workarounds:
    - Install gtk2-theme-oxygen from KDE:Extra
    - Enable the use of LibreOffice's own dialogs in the Settings ("General")
    - Use the KDE integration, i.e. install libreoffice-kde4 and uninstall ibus as that forces LO to use the GNOME integration even on KDE
    - Use another Gtk2 theme

    I'm not sure whether that issue exists in LO 4.1 as well, I only saw it after upgrading to 4.2, but that could be coincidence. As I said, that's not a bug in LO, but in gtk2-theme-oxygen.

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    Default Re: LibreOffice 4.2.x in Tumbleweed?

    better I stick with normal tumbleweed repos without adding LO repo then

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