On Sat, Dec 08, 2012 at 05:45:25PM -0500, Mark Bidewell wrote:
I hear you. I will admit I haven't thought through all of the
permutations. Probably a better criterion would be impact of ABI changes.
What I would like to see changed is the fact that, right now (and this
goes for all Linux distros), if you want to have the smallest probability
of upgrade issues, all packages must upgrade at once - preferably with a
clean install. On other OSs, If I want a new version of Libreoffice I can
download and install it.
On Linux, your choices are:
1) Install from source or packages may be available from the developer and
take the risk that they might not play nice with the rest of the system.
Which is not really different from how it works on other OSes, is it?
The linux packages (.rpm, .deb) from the URL mentioned above bundle ~all
libs except libc.so and install into /opt.
2) Wait for the next OS release.
3) do the necessary work and build the packages yourself (bonus point:
publish them in a repo for other people who might want to use newer
libreoffice in old Fedora)