Debian follows Openoffice.org 3.x in the experimental archive

While Debian unstable is in freeze (and deep freeze), Rene Engelhard, started uploading openoffice.org 3 packages to the experimental archive.

I’ve been enjoying following the openoffice.org development process through updating the packages on my machine. As Rene keeps the packages up to date, I got to use 3.0-beta2, 3.0-rc2/3/4, 3.0 official, 3.0.1-rc1/2 and 3.0.1 official.

The packages are uploaded simultaneously with the availability of the versions. As I’m following the RTL related bugs (and fixes), I get a chance to enjoy the fixes very quickly and easily.

So, I see this as an opportunity to thank Rene for his excellent work (;

4 Comments

Filed under Debian GNU/Linux, Openoffice.org

4 responses to “Debian follows Openoffice.org 3.x in the experimental archive

  1. lubos

    I appreciate OO3 in experimental archive ’cause can have novel’s version in Lenny (it’s easy to download as source and rebuild it against libraries in Lenny)

  2. Yet Fedora already has it in a release… Debian’s notion of “experimental” is “interesting” to say the least…

  3. Oh, correcting myself:

    > Yet Fedora already has it in a release…
    … as does Red Hat Enterprise Linux! It’s included in RHEL 5 Update 3.

    Why does this only reach Debian experimental (!) after being released in other enterprise (!) distributions?

  4. Lior Kaplan

    1. Because debian is in a freeze, otherwise it would be in unstable.
    2. Because not all distributions think enterprise == stable.

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