ancient LibreOffice

Jared Norris jrnorris at
Fri Oct 11 05:47:58 UTC 2013

On 11 October 2013 15:04, Udvarias Ur <udvarias1 at> wrote:

>  I just got an update from 1:3.5.4-0Ubuntu1.1 to 1:3.5.7-0Ubuntu4. (What
> happened to everything in between?)
> The released version on the LibreOffice WEB site is 4.1.2.
> According to Wikipedia® (
> Version 3.5 was released on 14 February 2012.
> Version 3.6 was released on 8 August 2012.
> With more import and export features, colour scales and data bars in calc.
> Version 4.0 was released on 7 February 2013.
> Version 4.1 was released on 25 July 2013.<>
> With more than 1,000 bug fixes and improvements, first large UI change
> since forked from, new sidebar feature, able to handle older
> Mac formats.
> Version 4.2 is scheduled to be released in February 2014.
> Why is Ubuntu still upgrading a version of LibreOffice that is almost 2
> years old? Especially when there is a newest version contains so many bug
> fixes, as well as many improvements!
> I've downloaded the 4.1.2 tarballs. They merely contain deb files. If
> Canonical doesn't get off their duff soon I'm just going to remove the
> version they upgraded and install the version I downloaded from the
> LibreOffice WEB site!
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>From your signature it appears you're using a version of Ubuntu that is
nearly 18 months old so I'm not sure what the issue is with having
applications that are of about that age. Just because a release is
supported it does not mean it will get all updates to all the software it
was released with. The Long Term Support (LTS) releases are supported with
security updates for the period of support [1].

Should you wish to update your applications you have two options: the first
(and most recommended) is to upgrade to the latest version of Ubuntu; the
second option is to start looking around for ways to install software
yourself. If you want to install software yourself using PPAs or .debs then
if you break anything, you get to keep both pieces.



Jared Norris
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