Public bug reported: Upstream LibreOffice provides two branches of LibreOffice, the Fresh Branch (6.3.0) and the Still Branch (6.2.7). In Ubuntu there is a PPA that tracks the Fresh Branch (LibreOffice Fresh) and separate PPAs that track one major version of LO without crossing to a higher version in the same PPA.
I suggest creating a new PPA that tracks only the Still Branch of LibreOffice. Meaning, today the latest version in the still branch is 6.2.6, the last release from the 6.2.x branch is 6.2.7 and its end of life is on November 30, 2019. Afterwards the still branch will track the 6.3.x branch from the 6.3.4 release and so on. So the PPA would have: 6.2.6 ⇒ 6.2.7 (EOF) ⇒ 6.3.4 ⇒ 6.3.5 ⇒ 6.3.6 (EOF) ⇒ 6.4.4 ⇒ 6.4.5 ⇒ 6.4.6 ⇒ ... and so on. The reason why I ask this is that almost always the first three releases of a new major version of LO are buggy and have regressions. The 6.3.0 version that I'm on now is buggy, but at the same time, newer versions of LO fix bugs and UI enhancements that probably will never be backported to older branches like the one in Bionic. So tracking only the Still Branch solves this issue especially for enterprise and school users. The Still Branch PPA would target only the Ubuntu LTS releases, Xenial and Bionic, because it doesn't make sense to target the short-lived releases. ** Affects: libreoffice (Ubuntu) Importance: Undecided Status: New ** Tags: bionic -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Bugs, which is subscribed to Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1843760 Title: Please add a PPA to track only the Still Branch across major versions of LibreOffice To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/+bug/1843760/+subscriptions -- ubuntu-bugs mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-bugs