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From Roger and Beth Whitcomb <>
Subject Re: Apache Extras PoC
Date Fri, 14 Nov 2014 23:17:07 GMT
Apache Pivot is another project that is using Apache Extras and are 
concerned about the policy change.  I'm actually working on updates to 
the stuff we have there that may be in jeopardy (i.e., cannot push out 
my updates) until another solution is found....

~Roger Whitcomb

On 11/14/14 2:05 PM, Andrea Pescetti wrote:
> Kay Schenk wrote:
>> Two questions --
>> Are we ready to go ahead with these changes to 
>> /main/external_deps.lst --
> No we aren't! Roberto sent us a proof of concept, but he wrote that 
> even the URL will change, so it is definitely not OK to change the 
> location for Extras from Google Code to SourceForge yet.
> On the other hand, I just tried to create a new download at
> (i.e., I tried to add the updated fonts package recently discussed on 
> the OpenOffice dev list) and I confirm I can't add it. So the current 
> service at Google Code cannot be used any longer to add new packages, 
> which means that an alternative must be found (this has been known for 
> months, but now this is really preventing us from getting things done).
>> and since this is mirroring, I'm assuming we still put changes in our
>> local  svn tree and SF will grab them from there. Correct?
> The (remote or local) SVN tree has nothing to do with this. OpenOffice 
> Extras is a section of Apache Extras which in turn is part of Google 
> Code, and files to be mirrored are those at the link above.
> Apache Extras in itself is foundation-wide, but only a few projects so 
> far have expressed concerns about the policy change that is making it 
> useless for OpenOffice in future.
> Regards,
>   Andrea.

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