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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:44 am    Post subject: libreoffice vs. openoffice now that both have gone gold..... Reply with quote

Now that Libre Office and Open Office have both gone gold with their version 3.3 releases, which one(s) will be available for source builds? In which direction are Gentoo devs going? Are they going to maintain the current status quo and stick with OOo, or abandon it in favor of Libre Office? Are they going to include source builds for both, like with firefox, and icecat? Are they going to offer the source build for one and binary builds for both? Or are they going to support only one?

I noticed the libreoffice-3.3 source ebuild is in the tree but hard masked. There is also a binary version available that's not hard masked. However, there are no updated openoffice ebuilds.

I checked out Gentoo bugzilla and read a long discussion there about libreoffice vs. openoffice in one of the bug threads there, but I couldn't discern if a final decision has been made or which way they're going.

Finally, how soon before a decision is made (if it hasn't been made already) and ebuilds become available for ~arches?

Any info / clarifications would be greatly appreciated. TIA
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gentoo always provided Go-Oo versions in the past, so it makes perfekt sense to continue with libreoffice as it is basically the same. Eventually, the currently hardmasked libreoffice-3.3 will go the (~)arch way.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the input and clarification.

Now comes the follow-up question. Is portage going to be aware that libreoffice-3.3.0 is the upgrade to openoffice-3.2.1-r1 and do it automatically (that is, without additional user intervention), or are we going to have to first uninstall openoffice before installing libreoffice?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most likely, libreoffice will block openoffice which at least portage-2.2 should be (probably not until Oo is manually removed from world file though... Because otherwise portage is supposed to block it ofc) able to resolve automatically. Don't know about 2.1 though
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Odysseus wrote:
Is portage going to be aware that libreoffice-3.3.0 is the upgrade to openoffice-3.2.1-r1 and do it automatically (that is, without additional user intervention), or are we going to have to first uninstall openoffice before installing libreoffice?

There have been automatic ebuild renames in the past, AFAIK.
For example, www-client/firefox used to be called something like www-client/mozilla-firefox.
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