A mail to the OpenOffice guys:
I've just attempted to install OO 641d on Linux and have noticed problems which in my opinion should be considered release-critical.
- setup -net should be the default when logged in as
Instead, setup -net is an undocumented feature! The setup binaries do not respond to -h or -?, the command line option summary request convention, and there is no installation guide. I eventually found it by browsing the discussion list archives.
- setup binary does not respond to -h or -? with a list of command-line options
- user setup should occur automatically upon first run of a common binary (soffice), and user files should be placed in ~/.openoffice.org<build>
- Local user files should not include complete dictionaries, et al - only personal customizations
I do not understand why OO still doesn't behave as an application on a multi-user system should. I had hoped that this would have been fixed since SO 5.x, but it has not. There has been enough time to fix it, so I can only presume this is done deliberately.
I am also disappointed by the unavailability of issuezilla to anonymous browsing, which I also do not understand.
-- Chris Whip