Husse wrote:This is for WMF files, certain EMR records of EMF files and the "senddoc" script uses temporary files in an insecure manner
If you happen to use WMF files, EMR records and the "senddoc" script on a daily basis and if all your data and best-kept secrets are there on the same machine waiting to be corrupted/stolen by malicious people who want to hurt you, then I suppose you can go to OpenOffice.org and download 2.4.2. Or you can take the opportunity to get 3.0. For all other people I would recommend to wait for Ubuntu to release an upgrade.
cmost wrote:You guys do realize that you can install OO 3.0 yourselves at any time. First, use the package manager to completely remove all traces of the native Linux Mint OO. Then, simply fetch the latest DEB packages from here: http://download.openoffice.org/other.html#en-US
Unpack the tarball in your home directory; enter the resulting directory; open a gnome-terminal and issue the following command:
sudo dpkg -i *.deb
Next, go into the desktop integration folder and issue the same command. Viola...the latest Openoffice.org for Linux Mint.
OO3.0.0 wasn't default in Intrepid (despite its name) because OO's release was delayed and so there was not enough testing time to include it in a _reliable_ way. OO3.0.1 (to be released on Dec. 2nd) will be a bugfix only release and should prove to be much more stable than the current release. This release will be available on the backport repository.
Linux Mint, the Mint developers and the Mint community do a fantastic job of finding a happy medium between ease of use and cutting edge features. The Mint developers take a rough Ubuntu base and transform it into the elegance and feature-rich experience that is Linux Mint. The community helps each other solve problems and further enhance the software with howto's, tips and tricks, and troubleshooting.
ElQuia wrote:Had to work a while to find all traces of all OO. Uninstallation. This is a point in which linux has to walk some miles yet. No newbie can do a real clean uninstall ... (...)
Why not work some on UNinstallation?
cmost wrote:People want an easy to use distribution that just works right out of the box. On the other hand, they want cutting edge software and they want it right now, moments after it's released. With Mint and Ubuntu and other distributions that provide periodic stable releases on fixed schedules (versus the so called rolling release of other more cutting edge distros that constantly provide updates) you are forced to take what you're given in the stable repository at the time. If you want an updated version of a package, you have to wait for the next stable release, compile it yourself after installing the prerequisite dependencies, or beg and plead to get it backported from the upcoming release. The bottom line is that you have choice and that means you have the power. If you really, really want an updated package, then it is worth it, in my opinion, to take the time to learn how to compile it yourself. Or choose a more cutting edge distribution and learn to deal with the problems that doing so entails. That's all. You might say that you're a Linux newbie and you don't know how to compile software or you don't want to run a distribution that's less stable due to the fact that it lives on the bleeding edge; because you don't want any problems cropping up. Well, that choice is yours. Again, you have the power to choose. With choice comes consequence and somtimes those consequences entail waiting for an updated package.
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