Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) released with LibreOffice 3.5.2, forward to 3.6 with bibisect!

Posted by Bjoern Michaelsen on 28 April 2012

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) released with LibreOffice 3.5.2, forward to 3.6 with bibisect!

I was so much older then,
Im younger than that now.
-- My Back Pages, Bob Dylan

Ubuntu release day is over and it ships with LibreOffice 3.5.2 -- the best free office suite ever.

a precise pangolin wallpaper

A big Thank You to everyone who contributed to make that possible: LibreOffice developers, bugwranglers, testers, translators, documentation writers, infrastructure admins, packagers, event organizers, administrative gremlins and everyone I forgot.

In the best "the king is dead, long live the king"-fashion, lets look forward to a great LibreOffice 3.6.X series which will be on the next Ubuntu release named Quantal Quetzal. And here is a piece to keep us moving quickly and confidently: a first bibisect archive of LibreOffice 3.6/master. See "How to Bibisect" or Florians excellent video for what to do with it -- the only change is that this bibisect needs Ubuntu 12.04 (precise) instead of Ubuntu 11.10 (oneiric) now. I will provide updates for this bibisect along as we approach the LibreOffice 3.6 release.

Bibisect already proved very helpful in triaging and preventing regressions in LibreOffice 3.5 -- in LibreOffice 3.6, we will be able to even better control the quality and pinpoint problems, since we have bibisect-3.6 continuing right were bibisect-3.5 ended: At the start of the LibreOffice 3.5 release branch. This will give us an enormous practical advantage in quickly identifing and fixing issues in our huge codebase -- without the highly intrusive encumbrance and overhead that the dogmatic classic approaches to QA enforce and burden projects with(1).

(1) We implement those too, but are only tightening them on the release branches.

This was originally published at 2012-04-28 16:57:00/2012-04-28 16:57:00 on livejournal.