[Libreoffice-ux-advise] [Bug 80941] LibreOffice should be installable from a GUI

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[Libreoffice-ux-advise] [Bug 80941] LibreOffice should be installable from a GUI

https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=80941

Yousuf (Jay) Philips <[hidden email]> changed:

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--- Comment #19 from Yousuf (Jay) Philips <[hidden email]> ---
(In reply to Michael Stahl from comment #14)
> by the way, installing any number of different versions of the RPM
> packages is already possible, i've got about 100 of them on my
> build box, just use the bundled "install" script, it works even
> on dpkg based systems...

Would be good to bundle the install script with the DEB zip file if it works on
dpkg systems.

The problem ultimately comes down to how linux distributions handle updating
packages and even with a GUI installer, it wont solve all the problems that
users feel that it will solve, which is why we encourage users to find suitable
means provided by their distribution to update LibreOffice (e.g. using PPA for
Ubuntu and its derivatives). An example of what the GUI installer wont be able
to fix when comparing it to a updated repo or PPA is that when an update comes
a long, a user who used the GUI installer while have to go to the website to
get the latest version, while a user on an updated repo or PPA can open up
synaptic or their update manager and easily update.

We should likely include the necessary instructions on how a linux user can get
the latest updated versions through their distro on the libreoffice download
page, similar to how Wine does it ( https://www.winehq.org/download/ ).

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