OpenOffice.org canery ?!
By Martin Hollmichel on Jul 26, 2010
Google now found a "new" distribution mode for their chromium development builds: parallel installation of frequent developer snapshot. Something OpenOffice.org now has some years: Developer snapshots. Can be installed in parallel side by side the regular OpenOffice.org release. So nothing to improve for OpenOffice.org ? I think there are some things to improve the Developer Snapshots we have now:
- Improve the name: Find a more attractive name for OOo-Dev (OpenOffice.org Developer snapshots). OpenOffice.org Seagull distribution or so.
- Improve the advertising: OOo-Dev build or not unstable just because they are Developer snapshot. I'm using those builds since years, they may have some new bugs, but I never lost any data by using OOo-Dev builds. We should be brave and promote our weekly builds more prominently.
- Make quality a priority for OOo-Dev builds. Meaning not to wait or take some time to fix any reported regressions before the next release but already for the next (OOo-Dev) build.