Well yes, but Windows has completely different application configurations for 
the Launchers on OS X, where manipulation of each programs .APP and some Plist 

And there are major differences in launcher setup with info.plist and each 
applications .app file when moving between OS X 10.6, 10.7, and 
10.8--indications are that won't even run on 10.9.

And of course the mix of DE and application packaging on the Linux flavors is 
an interesting mix as well. 

So the three primary OS environments for configuring LibreOffice are different 
enough that we can't generalize across the OSs even though the code base is 
mostly in common. That is because installation/configuration is where things 
diverge the most.  Windows is an ugly beast. Linux Kernels and Darwin have 
reasonable methods for the most part. Although Unity leaves me scratching my 
head on occasion.


From: Steve Edmonds []
Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 11:33 PM
To: V Stuart Foote
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Conflicts?

I have 3.6, 4.1dev. and AOO 4.0 installed together on my mac.
On 2013-07-24 12:41, V Stuart Foote wrote:
> Yes if one or both are fully installed (as opposed to /A administrative 
> installs) they will interfere in subtle ways.
> Actions to mitigate:
> 1) Disable the Quickstarter for both during installation -- the TDF 
> LibreOffice and Apache OpenOffice versions will conflict--best if both are 
> off. Done from AppWiz.cpl and a modify installation of both.
> 2) Also, only one or the other should have the Windows Explorer Integration 
> enabled (it provides a thumbnail view of ODF documents) in Desktop or 
> Thumbnail views in Windows Explorer (Desktop and other folder views). 
> Personally I also leave that unchecked when installing.
> 3) Finally, if using the "release" rather than development builds. The 
> Windows registry will be written with file associations--the two programs 
> should coexist to open a file type, but only one can be set as the default 
> for any particular ODF or MS Office format.  So keep track of that.
> Good luck.
> ________________________________________
> From: Tom Davies []
> Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 6:13 PM
> To: Virgil Arrington;; 
> Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Conflicts?
> Hi :)
> I think it's the same conflicts as between any 2 versions of LibreOffice or 
> any 2 versions of AOO or OOo.  Basically avoid having both open at the same 
> time.  That might mean turning off the Quickstarter of both of them.
> This link might help
> Regards from
> Tom :)
>> ________________________________
>> From: Virgil Arrington <>
>> To:;
>> Sent: Tuesday, 23 July 2013, 20:38
>> Subject: [libreoffice-users] Conflicts?
>> Are there any known conflicts with having LO 4.0.4 and AOO 4.0 installed on 
>> the same computer? In my never-ending, obsessive (and admittedly futile) 
>> search for computing perfection, I want to try both programs to see which 
>> better meets my techno-needs.
>> Virgil
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