openSUSE 12.1 and LibreOffice 3.4

Hi,

I’m running openSUSE M5 and I noticed that it has LibreOffice 3.3.3, when 3.4.3 is the lates official version. What is the reason to stick with the 3.3 branch?
I’m not following too close the LibreOffice developement, but as I know, starting with 3.4 there was some nice changes, like Gtk3, removal of legacy code, speedup, etc.

I was a bit surprised as well to see that LibreOffice wasn’t updated. From the timeline, it looks like the core components are frozen. I wonder if that includes LibreOffice or not.

On Thu, 08 Sep 2011 23:46:02 +0000, Wrath5000 wrote:

> I was a bit surprised as well to see that LibreOffice wasn’t updated.
> From the timeline, it looks like the core components are frozen. I
> wonder if that includes LibreOffice or not.

From what I see from the release information,
<http://www.libreoffice.org/download/release-notes/#LO343>, 3.3.x is the
stable release. Some software products have stable releases with the
second digit as an odd number whilst the development stream is even.


Graham Davis, Bracknell, Berks.
openSUSE 11.4 (64-bit); KDE 4.7.0; AMD Phenom II X2 550 Processor;
Video: nVidia GeForce 210 (using nVidia driver);
Sound: ATI SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA); Wireless: BCM4306

I previously read on LibreOffice’s website that enterprises were recommended to wait for 3.4.2, and it’s now “safe for production use by most users and enterprises.” Maybe we’ll see 3.4.x after the October bug release.

Rpms are available on L.O.'s website, which I’ll probably install within my virtualized 12.1.