Bug 62303 - Enhancement request: Set default install folder under Windows to \LibreOffice\

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Bug 62303 - Enhancement request: Set default install folder under Windows to \LibreOffice\

Bug fdo#62303 ( https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=62303 ) has been submitted as an enhancement request to adjust the installation folder on Windows to a non-versioned folder e.g. C:\Program Files\LibreOffice\

Brief discussion on Discuss ( http://nabble.documentfoundation.org/Install-path-for-LibreOffice-under-Windows-tp4041530.html ) but as we're asking to expedite this adjustment for a 4.0.3 build. solicit users and devs lists for any substantive reasons NOT to proceed.

Advantage of placing into a non-versioned installation folder for Windows OS is that established configurations and function of 3rd party extensions will remain intact across version upgrades.

Expect minimal impact on installation or bundled extensions and Windows registry and LibreOffice registry and user profile.  Potential impact on migrating user profiles during upgrade, and possibly on 3rd party extensions.

Comments? Substantive objections?



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Re: Bug 62303 - Enhancement request: Set default install folder under Windows to \LibreOffice\

On 03/13/2013 10:26 PM, V Stuart Foote wrote:
> Bug fdo#62303 ( https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=62303 ) has been submitted as an enhancement request to adjust the installation folder on Windows to a non-versioned folder e.g. C:\Program Files\LibreOffice\
>
> Brief discussion on Discuss ( http://nabble.documentfoundation.org/Install-path-for-LibreOffice-under-Windows-tp4041530.html ) but as we're asking to expedite this adjustment for a 4.0.3 build. solicit users and devs lists for any substantive reasons NOT to proceed.
>
> Advantage of placing into a non-versioned installation folder for Windows OS is that established configurations and function of 3rd party extensions will remain intact across version upgrades.
>
> Expect minimal impact on installation or bundled extensions and Windows registry and LibreOffice registry and user profile.  Potential impact on migrating user profiles during upgrade, and possibly on 3rd party extensions.
>
> Comments? Substantive objections?
      Just a question: How will this change affect installing multiple
versions of LibreOffice?

--Dan

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RE: Bug 62303 - Enhancement request: Set default install folder under Windows to \LibreOffice\

Dan,

Would cause no change for Windows OS installations.  You'd still have to do msiexec.exe /A administrative installation each of which registers its own LibreOffice user profile and minimal Windows registry entries. So, you can have one "full" installation,  and multiple functional but not fully integrated /Administrative installations. Just as it has been.

Stuart
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Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Bug 62303 - Enhancement request: Set default   install folder under Windows to \LibreOffice\

On 03/13/2013 10:26 PM, V Stuart Foote wrote:
> Bug fdo#62303 ( https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=62303 ) has been submitted as an enhancement request to adjust the installation folder on Windows to a non-versioned folder e.g. C:\Program Files\LibreOffice\
>
> Brief discussion on Discuss ( http://nabble.documentfoundation.org/Install-path-for-LibreOffice-under-Windows-tp4041530.html ) but as we're asking to expedite this adjustment for a 4.0.3 build. solicit users and devs lists for any substantive reasons NOT to proceed.
>
> Advantage of placing into a non-versioned installation folder for Windows OS is that established configurations and function of 3rd party extensions will remain intact across version upgrades.
>
> Expect minimal impact on installation or bundled extensions and Windows registry and LibreOffice registry and user profile.  Potential impact on migrating user profiles during upgrade, and possibly on 3rd party extensions.
>
> Comments? Substantive objections?
      Just a question: How will this change affect installing multiple
versions of LibreOffice?

--Dan

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RE: Bug 62303 - Enhancement request: Set default install folder under Windows to \LibreOffice\

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The Wiki notes on doing the administrative installation are at this link., Along with  a link to Florian Reisinger's LibreOffice Server Installation GUI  extension for doing parallel administrative installs while avoiding Windows command line and msiexec.exe.  Currently for Windows OS's only.

https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Installing_in_parallel#Administrativ_Installation:

Florian will have to address any issues of a non-versioned default installation folder on his installer extension. But should not be much of a problem.

Stuart
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Dan,

Would cause no change for Windows OS installations.  You'd still have to do msiexec.exe /A administrative installation each of which registers its own LibreOffice user profile and minimal Windows registry entries. So, you can have one "full" installation,  and multiple functional but not fully integrated /Administrative installations. Just as it has been.

Stuart
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From: Dan Lewis [[hidden email]]
Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 10:07 PM
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Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Bug 62303 - Enhancement request: Set default   install folder under Windows to \LibreOffice\

On 03/13/2013 10:26 PM, V Stuart Foote wrote:
> Bug fdo#62303 ( https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=62303 ) has been submitted as an enhancement request to adjust the installation folder on Windows to a non-versioned folder e.g. C:\Program Files\LibreOffice\
>
> Brief discussion on Discuss ( http://nabble.documentfoundation.org/Install-path-for-LibreOffice-under-Windows-tp4041530.html ) but as we're asking to expedite this adjustment for a 4.0.3 build. solicit users and devs lists for any substantive reasons NOT to proceed.
>
> Advantage of placing into a non-versioned installation folder for Windows OS is that established configurations and function of 3rd party extensions will remain intact across version upgrades.
>
> Expect minimal impact on installation or bundled extensions and Windows registry and LibreOffice registry and user profile.  Potential impact on migrating user profiles during upgrade, and possibly on 3rd party extensions.
>
> Comments? Substantive objections?
      Just a question: How will this change affect installing multiple
versions of LibreOffice?

--Dan

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RE: Bug 62303 - Enhancement request: Set default install folder under Windows to \LibreOffice\

The enhancement was discussed at ESC mtg  today ( http://nabble.documentfoundation.org/minutes-of-ESC-call-td4043820.html )

Install directory to be adjusted to "LibreOffce 4",  rather than dropping numbered versioning completely as proposed.

Also won't adopt for 4.0.3, so soonest implementation will be at 4.1.0 RC1

Stuart