Comment 26 for bug 267376

I second this request...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but backports is a reporitory for software that is in the release+1, but compliles OK with the current release... This is not very good in what relates to bug correction and user experience... If a usr notices a bug in this backport, it will report it through launchpad and he will see it being corrected in the next release but not the current one... This is very frustrating. Also, if Open Office correctly (or mostly) opens docx, etc... it would be a great help into stealing windows market share to ubuntu...

Bugs are more tolerable than a missing feature to a general user. Also, bugs get corrected in time... Missing features don't... And no, backports is not an answer to this... It's a very good effort generally, but I wouldn't trust it with my eyes closed on a package such as this...