LibreOffice Bugs/failures part 221

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at
Sun Jul 17 19:01:26 UTC 2016

On Sun, 17 Jul 2016 20:31:45 +0200, Petter Adsen wrote:
>On Sat, 16 Jul 2016 15:55:15 -0700 paulwheeler wrote:
>> When I click on LibreOffice from the menu or the panel shortcut,
>This is not a support list, and stop shouting.

To emphasize it might be better to write
  _nothing happens._
instead of
capital letters easily could be misunderstood. Repeated punctuation
character seems to be caused by a broken keyboard or tremor.

>> My System: Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon 64-bit, Cinnamon version 2.8.8  
>This is not a Mint list either.

Indeed, but chances are good that subscribers of
are willing to help Mint users, too.

I have to admit that I most of the times dislike people who chose Mint
and ask for support on an Ubuntu mailing list, but I guess the majority
of subscribers have another point of view and have absolutely no
problems with a request from a Mint user. However, this wasn't a
request, it was a complain, so we only could advice to be more careful
with upgrades.

Ubuntu and the Ubuntu based Mint are release model distros, so apart
from security related upgrades not much happens. If there should be an
upgrade for software that is very important for a user, it's good
practise to read news and release notes on the upstream homepage and
maybe not that important, but anyway worth reading, the release notes
of the package, before upgrading. Reading package release notes could
be less interesting for users and also it's not that easy to do before
upgrading, but taking a look at the homepage of upstream, not Debian,
the real upstream of the people who write this software is vital.

Nobody needs to do it for each lib, but for important software this is
something that does help to avoid wasting time with trouble.


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