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From "Ross Gardler (MS OPEN TECH)" <Ross.Gard...@microsoft.com>
Subject RE: Google Code shutting down Jan 2016
Date Thu, 12 Mar 2015 22:08:09 GMT
This has nothing to do with the AOO downloads, it only affects apache-extras. As far as I'm
aware AOO downloads have been fine for a very long time - has that changed?

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-----Original Message-----
From: jan i [mailto:jani@apache.org] 
Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2015 3:06 PM
To: dev@community.apache.org
Subject: Re: Google Code shutting down Jan 2016

On 12 March 2015 at 22:55, Andrea Pescetti <pescetti@apache.org> wrote:

> On 12/03/2015 Roger and Beth Whitcomb wrote:
>
>> I was involved at one point on behalf of Pivot (where we have several 
>> projects), and Andrea Pescetti on behalf of Open Office was also 
>> involved (since they have a bunch of stuff there).  But things have 
>> gone quiet for about 2 months.  There was a second prototype that 
>> looked pretty good (to us).  But, I don't know the state of things now.
>>
>
> It was not me personally, but the OpenOffice project as a whole. We 
> are now using http://sourceforge.net/projects/oooextras.mirror/files/ 
> in the OpenOffice trunk and it works for us (our needs are limited to 
> storage of some optional build dependencies; for the record, Github won't allow that).
>
> http://sourceforge.net/directory/apache_extras is the link to the 
> latest proposal for an ASF-wide replacement. There was little interest 
> all times the matter was discussed on this list, so OpenOffice just 
> moved on and started using the SourceForge space.
>

I support Andrea strongly here, AOO need a decision on this, apache_extras is an essential
part of our downloads, and not just "extras".

Personally I think the SF solution is what we as ASF need, unless Infra prefer to host it
on our own hardware, and do not have a problem with the download bandwidth.

Can I please politely ask the people, who says (or others say) they are working on this theme,
to come to a decision. This seems to be a matter where a single person could make the decision
but we still continue discussing.


>
> Regards,
>   Andrea.
>
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