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From Kay Schenk <>
Subject Re: Apache Extras PoC
Date Sat, 15 Nov 2014 22:35:08 GMT

On 11/14/2014 02:05 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.

OK. Given Roberto's comments from this thread --

"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.


and I saw that --

this contained our "extras" (a mirror of it), I thought we might be
ready. But I do see that the newly proposed name --

is not ready.

I don't know what the other projects are using Apache Extras for or how
they have things setup -- real repository or mirror. It does seem that
perhaps AOO only needs a mirror, and not an actual repository.

> 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.


"One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth
 to a dancing star."
                                 -- Friedrich Nietzsche

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