[arch-general] Dropping Oracle OpenOffice

Thomas Dziedzic gostrc at gmail.com
Wed Mar 9 02:53:19 EST 2011

On Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 1:01 AM, Jude DaShiell <jdashiel at shellworld.net> wrote:
> For such a transition, I think it will be helpful for everybody using
> arch-linux to name aall libri-openoffice packages
> libri-openoffice-supported and all oracle-openoffice packages
> oracle-openoffice-unsupported.  Debian at any rate has a playground area
> where unsupported packages go within its repositories as well.  That might
> get the message across to even windows users.  Certainly if I do a new
> installation of arch-linux I'd want libri-openoffice-supported on my
> system as opposed to anything else.On Tue, 8 Mar 2011, Ng Oon-Ee wrote:
>> On Mon, 2011-03-07 at 22:00 -0600, Thomas Dziedzic wrote:
>> > just an fyi,
>> > openoffice itself is *huge* and now that it is going to be dropped to
>> > the aur, it will most likely lose all audience because of how long it
>> > takes to compile from source. + libreoffice is just a better version
>> > of openoffice imo, so there should really be no one that uses it.
>> People who want openoffice will probably just use the -bin packages?

I think naming the libreoffice packages libre-openoffice packages is
just misleading. People should learn the new name.

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