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From Roberto Galoppini <>
Subject Re: Apache Extras PoC
Date Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:57:23 GMT
2014-10-23 8:20 GMT+02:00 Andrea Pescetti <>:

> On 01/10/2014 David Nalley wrote:
>> Roberto and others from Sourceforge have set up a proof of concept for
>> the SF-based replacement for Apache Extras. You can take a look below.
>> Comments/Input welcome.
> This was sent to the dev@community list, but seeing the very limited
> feedback I'm CCing the list too.
> I can say I managed to build OpenOffice trunk by replacing (and I'm not
> suggesting that anyone commits this, it is just a proof of concept!)
> and
> -    URL2 = $(OOO_EXTRAS)$(MD5)-$(name)
> +    URL2 = $(OOO_EXTRAS)$(MD5)-$(name)/download
> in external_deps.lst after deleting all third-party packages. So the
> archive seems complete and working.
> Honestly, with the very long filenames we use,
> is hardly readable, and this should definitely be improved is possible.

When we mirrored that apparently someone was using oooextras. Now it's free
to use, so we can easily replace

Also our engineering team is finalizing few changes, hope to be able to
share a brand new Apache Extras landing page very soon.


> For the rest, does anybody know the status of the OpenOffice section in
> Apache Extras?
> Didn't anybody complain so far simply because we haven't tried to upload
> new auxiliary libraries there after December 2013? Or someone tried and was
> hit by the new policy of Google Code as applied to Apache Extras? If we are
> to change, it would be good to know in what way the current solution is
> broken. My reading was that new uploads were forbidden, and indeed if I
> login at the above URL I don't see an "Upload file" function, but I used it
> only once in the past, so I'm not sure I'm looking at the right places.
> Regards,
>   Andrea.
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