Libreoffice for lts users

NoOp glgxg at
Fri Jan 28 04:28:05 UTC 2011

On 01/27/2011 07:55 AM, Tommy Trussell wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 1:39 AM, Alex Cockell
> <alex at> wrote:
>> Out of interest, if Libreoffice has more import/export filters etc, are
>> there plans to backport it to Lucid?
>> Or then again, it'll be much more mature at next lts...
> Yes, if you want to wait until 2012, LibreOffice will almost
> definitely have some more features and bug fixes by then.
> But I just looked at
> and I believe the answer is yes, there is already an unofficial,
> untrusted backport for Lucid, and I suspect it will be an official
> backport at some point.
> If you have a spare machine you could try backporting it to your
> machine yourself -- the tools are fairly automatic, though I suspect
> LibreOffice still takes a long time to compile -- OpenOffice was
> notorious for that.
> But you could just download the packages from the LibreOffice page and
> see if they work for you. MUCH easier!

And safer (than a PPA) as you can then run LO in parallel and compare
against your (U)OOo version (which is based upon the code base that LO
started from: go-oo).

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