I read that “There are masses of problems being reported with the combo of LO-5 & win-10.” I upgraded to Libre Office 5.0.1 on Kubuntu 12.04 and 14.04. Suddenly there seems to be many problems. LO crashes quite often when it used to be rock solid.
So, is it also true that there are masses of problems with LO on Linux?
Here’s one example I’ve experienced a lot: if I have done anything with Mail Merge, when I close one open document, LO crashes and all open documents are immediately closed. Recovery doesn’t always work.
Another example is font display. Documents in Writer display very poorly now, with fonts looking improper. This never happened previously.
There are many other instances of crashing that I have not taken the time to reproduce carefully. The situation is that LO crashes a lot whereas it never crashed previously.
Many features don’t work well, but these are new features to me, so I don’t know if these are new bugs, old bugs or things I just haven’t figured out yet.
I’ve been using LO (and OO) for about 8 years. But if Libre Office 5.0.x was my first exposure to LO, I don’t think I would ever come back.