I love the LibreOffice suite, and it's been a long time since I've replaced Microsoft Office. With time, LibreOffice, and its ancestor/sister suite OpenOffice have gained in productivity and features, BUT, yes, there is a BUT, it looks like each time I start LO there is an update available! On one hand, you could think, that's great, that this software is heavily maintained with bug fixes, new features, improvements and so on, and yes, it is. BUT, to update the main software you need to download it manually, from their site, and then run the setup, which takes forever! I am not a programmer, but nowadays, I feel like most softwares can update themselves, and don't require anymore manual download and installs. Also, it seems like each time, it's the whole LibreOffice package , which needs to be downloaded. Can't it simply be patched with the portion of codes which have been changed? I think this is what other software developers are doing, and I think this is what video game publishers are also doing.
So can't the main software update be improved?
January 25, 2015 (4 years ago)
I was thinking exactly the same this morning! In a way, getting frequent updates of a software is good, because it shows the developers are active, and constantly improving their program. But, in the other hand, it's sure that the updating process of the LibreOffice is pain. It's long to download, and long to install. In 2015, this is something we are no longer used to! They should work on a transparent automatic updating system, like in other software. Beside this, LibreOffice is amazing!
October 10, 2015 (3 years ago)