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Fresh or Still? [closed]

asked 2014-08-12 00:37:05 +0200

Komuso666 gravatar image

updated 2016-03-01 22:03:27 +0200

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I have a Mac OSx machine and a Windows 7 machine. Which version should I download?

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answered 2014-08-12 01:29:18 +0200

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@Komuso666 -- The choice is up to you!

The 'Fresh' version provides more new features and is closer to what's being actively developed in our source code repository. The 'Still' version can offer greater stability for those people who don't need any of our latest and greatest improvements to LibreOffice.

Both versions will run marvelously well on your OSX and Win7 machines.

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The naming issue was recently discussed at length on the User mailing list here.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2014-08-12 02:18:58 +0200 )edit

Just a meta-comment, but those who manage the libreoffice website really need to add a single line to each download page identifying what differentiates the fresh and still versions. "Still" is non-intuitive. I get what "Fresh" means, but "still" doesn't clearly imply "Stable". New users are given no independent information on the download pages explaining what the difference is between the two.

anastrophe gravatar imageanastrophe ( 2014-10-13 20:05:38 +0200 )edit

Agree with anastrophe, its an instant turnoff to anyone wanting to download. One sentence is all it takes to not make people end up here wondering why a premier free software project can't even get this right.

Siargao gravatar imageSiargao ( 2014-12-19 03:01:26 +0200 )edit

+1 please clarify, or call it "Stable" instead

davetcoleman gravatar imagedavetcoleman ( 2014-12-31 07:35:54 +0200 )edit

Independently of the naming scheme adopted (I understand the difficulties associated), I fully agree with anastrophe: all it take is a single sentence on each download page -- a small investment of LO time for the benefit of many... Please. Thank you.

Paulo_M_ gravatar imagePaulo_M_ ( 2015-01-02 17:08:16 +0200 )edit

+1 for anastrophe. +1 for davetcolman. +1 for Siargao. I had to google to find out what was meant. Is there a reason not to explain the terms?

patbol gravatar imagepatbol ( 2015-03-30 12:33:26 +0200 )edit

suffice to say, i had to google to understand what the marketing team / author intended. agreed, it's free - most of us are employed with company provided laptop's with licensed Microsoft products. Yet, i deliberately opt to use libreoffice. thank you for making it free. +'s to all the comments above, especially +anastrophe.

Acain gravatar imageAcain ( 2015-08-14 21:34:59 +0200 )edit

Agree with everyone above. Why not stick to stable in stead of still? And user for example experimental in stead of fresh. Nobody uses these words (still, fresh). Confronting new people with these terms will frustrate them.

Jaap van de Putte gravatar imageJaap van de Putte ( 2016-07-06 14:03:26 +0200 )edit

+1 on the above

Vic gravatar imageVic ( 2016-08-24 18:49:25 +0200 )edit

Agreed, considering that I'm here for the same reason as everyone else, that is: what's the difference between Fresh and Still? So yeah, it would be nice to have that one sentence. (I need a few more points before I can simply uptick anastrophe's comment!).

k9gardner gravatar imagek9gardner ( 2016-08-25 23:15:08 +0200 )edit
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answered 2014-08-12 19:48:00 +0200

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Thank you, that answers my question.

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