Shipping LibreOffice (Was: Re: Feature request)

Pasi Lallinaho pasi at
Wed Jan 8 11:37:27 UTC 2014

Including LibreOffice in the Xubuntu seed has been discussed numeours of
times and the team has always decided to include it. At the moment we're
preparing an LTS release with many more things to do, which are also
much more important to do than prepare and execute LibreOffice integration.

>From my point of view, including LibreOffice on the ISO for optional
installation is really close to just installing it, and I don't know why
we would like to do the latter. On the other hand, being installable is
really close to what we have now: the whole suite is in the repositories
for installation already.

All that being said, LibreOffice won't be in Xubuntu 14.04, even as an
installation option.

What's the situation after the LTS release? I don't know. If you really
think it's a better fit for Xubuntu, start preparing a specification
that covers questions about suitability, lightness, etc. The Strategy
Document has a full and pretty thorough section about seeds and
composition [1]. More importantly, be ready to *do* something, not
expect others to do it for you: the team hasn't been interested enough
now to integrate LibreOffice, so it is highly likely that even if you
got the team convinced Xubuntu should have LibreOffice, you probably
still need to work, or get somebody to work on it.



On 08/01/14 11:45, PK wrote:
> LibreOffice in Xubuntu seems a good idea to me. The only disadvantage
> I can think of, is that the iso probably won't fit on a 1 GB USB
> memory stick anymore.
> But 1 GB memory sticks have gone the way of the dinosaurs a long time
> ago, so that's no real problem, I think. Heck, I myself probably can't
> even find the 1 GB stick that I still have somewhere....  :-)
> Regards, Pjotr.
> 2014/1/8 Jackson Doak <noskcaj at <mailto:noskcaj at>>
>     We're discussing changing to libreoffice, since abiword is
>     generally rather unstable. You could use a custom ISO maker to
>     replace the parts manually.
>     On Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 11:43 AM, Joel Ewing
>     <physicsshark3 at <mailto:physicsshark3 at>> wrote:
>         Hello,
>         I am wondering if including an option to install LibreOffice
>         during the Xubuntu installation (in place of or alongside
>         Abiword and Gnumeric) could be considered for an upcoming
>         release of Xubuntu.
>         Recently, I was part of a group to decide what Linux
>         distribution should be chosen to run on a fleet of old laptops
>         that were owned by a school.  I suggested Xubuntu, but my
>         suggestion was ignored partly because Xubuntu does not come
>         with LibreOffice.  Although Abiword and Gnumeric are great at
>         what they do, many users seem to gravitate towards LibreOffice
>         because it is more fully-featured.  I would appreciate if the
>         developers could look into this matter.
>         Thank you.
>         Joel Ewing
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