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From jan i <j...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Google Code shutting down Jan 2016
Date Thu, 12 Mar 2015 22:20:28 GMT
On 12 March 2015 at 23:08, Ross Gardler (MS OPEN TECH) <
Ross.Gardler@microsoft.com> wrote:

> 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?
>
No it has not changed, but maybe I did not use the right words.

Our primary binaries (the executable) for "real" endusers are downloaded
from SF, but we have plenty of stuff on apache_extra (ooo extras)  which
can be and are downloaded. Currently most of ooo_extras are targeted at
developers and not end-users, and especially that part of our community is
something we do not want to hurt.

rgds
jan i.





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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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