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The next major LibreOffice version, 3.4, means some work for (Linux
distribution, and other) packagers, as the
build repo is now
deprecated and packagers are suggested to use the
directly, which is a different build system.
On one hand, this is a nice cleanup - there is now a single configure script. OTOH this needs major rework of distro build scripts.
The interesting part here is that the official binary installers are not
make DESTDIR=/some/path install method to install the
compiled binaries, so it was discovered quite late that it wasn’t
working properly. First Hanno and Petr
on this, then I
a minor, but blocking glitch.
As a result 3.4 beta4 will be something packagers (even the ones not using the split build) can offer to distro users for testing without patching. Binaries for Frugalware users here (i686-only at the moment).