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What is the release history that preceeds the earliest LibreOffice builds?

Added by Robinson Tryon about 3 years ago. Updated about 3 years ago.

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As described in bug #812, early LibreOffice builds are useful for determining when a particular bug (regression) was introduced into LibreOffice. The earliest builds can be used to determine if a problem predates LibreOffice itself.

There's a lot of detailed information about the beta/rc cycle for LO 3.3.1+, but for LO 3.3.0 we just have a bunch of '?'s:
https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleasePlan/3.3#3.3.0_release

This chart seems to indicate that LO has a heritage that includes Go-oo 2.3.0 and OOo 3.3 beta (2?)
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fb/StarOffice_major_derivatives.svg

It would be great to get additional information about these earliest builds of LibreOffice, and to provide information about the last couple of alpha/beta/stable builds in OOo that preceded them, both for QA working purposes, and because it's nice to know the history.

(CC'ing cloph and bjoern, as usual suspects for info about builds)

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#1 Updated by Robinson Tryon about 3 years ago

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#2 Updated by Bjoern Michaelsen about 3 years ago

Early LibreOffice releases were quite messy.
FWIW, one can see the tags created for 3.3 here:
http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/build/tag/?id=LIBREOFFICE_3_3_0_1
http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/build/tag/?id=libreoffice-3.3.0.2
http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/build/tag/?id=libreoffice-3.3.0.3
http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/build/tag/?id=libreoffice-3.3.0.3
http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/build/tag/?id=libreoffice-3.3.0.4

There were some betaish releases, see the following tags:
beta1: http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/build/tag/?id=LIBREOFFICE_3_2_99_1 http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/build/tag/?id=LIBREOFFICE_CREATE
beta2: http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/build/tag/?id=LIBREOFFICE_3_2_99_2
feature freeze: http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/build/tag/?id=LIBREOFFICE_3_3_FREEZE
beta3: http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/build/tag/?id=LIBREOFFICE_3_2_99_3

As for even earlier stuff, go-oo wasnt really good at consistent release names, as it had some ~500 patches and every distro used a different subset of those. I assume that is rather mostly unusable for bisecting. OTOH there are the old OO.o releases, that had a "milestones" a la:
DEV300_m31: https://bitbucket.org/mst/ooo340/commits/tag/DEV300_m31 2008-09-08
DEV300_m106: https://bitbucket.org/mst/ooo340/commits/tag/DEV300_m106 2011-04-04

However, how is this relevant? TBH I assume most release engineers are rather happy not to be reminded of those times. ;)

#3 Updated by Alexander Werner over 1 year ago

  • Blocked by Task #1888: Virtualization Revamp 2016 added

#4 Updated by Alexander Werner over 1 year ago

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