Please add Yum as an installation option to host the RPM's. This will allow any user with any Linux Distribution that offers compliance with Linux Standard Base LSB, RPM and YUM the option to configure the YUM repo for installation of LibreOffice.
This can be implemented so there is one repo for both 32 and 64 bit options which is always updated to the latest stable version of LibreOffice to keep Linux users up to date.
Many other FLOSS projects are hosting their own Yum repo's including, Virtualbox and Google with some proprietary members doing this as well Adobe.
Bottom line: The Yum Repo would allow for furthure acceptance and usage or LibreOffice in its native state without modification from Linux Distributions. Supporting Linux Distributions can be encouraged to simply include the Yum Repo as an addon repo for their distribution. Updates can be distributed through yum so users who's distros already utilize YUM receive updates in the same method as they do now. Mirror directories may expand to organizations that already host Yum repos such as Fedora and openSUSE.
This may also assist in improving the number of active developers as many distros may work on patches and RPM fixes centrally at LibreOffice instead of Distro specific patches.
This is an enhancement request.
Status -> NEW
I haven't heard much noise on this topic from QA, so setting priority to 'low'.
Timothy - Do you have any suggestions about who could provide infrastructure or admin these YUM repos? That would make it easier for the project to provide this service.
openSUSE Build Service OBS provides hosting and building of software for
multiple distributions. A Non openSUSE patched version could be hosted
there. They currently package software for multiple Linux Distro's and I
believe they may have APT-Get functionality for the .deb version as well.
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> This is an enhancement request.
> Status -> NEW
> I haven't heard much noise on this topic from QA, so setting priority to 'low'.
> Timothy - Do you have any suggestions about who could provide infrastructure or
> admin these YUM repos? That would make it easier for the project to provide
> this service.
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(In reply to comment #3)
> openSUSE Build Service OBS provides hosting and building of software for
> multiple distributions. A Non openSUSE patched version could be hosted
> there. They currently package software for multiple Linux Distro's and I
> believe they may have APT-Get functionality for the .deb version as well.
1) Please don't quote the entire previous comment if you reply by email.
2) Assuming we could set this up once and then not need to spend much time maintaining it, it sounds interesting to me.
Cloph - Thoughts?