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From Joe Schaefer <joe_schae...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: OpenOffice: were are we now?
Date Mon, 06 Jun 2011 15:17:39 GMT
----- Original Message ----

> From: Jochen Wiedmann <jochen.wiedmann@gmail.com>
> To: general@incubator.apache.org
> Sent: Mon, June 6, 2011 11:04:31 AM
> Subject: Re: OpenOffice: were are we now?

> - Concentration on binaries: Apache projects are usually all  about
> source code. For example, Apache httpd is still distributing  binaries
> for Windows and Netware (!) only. For this project, a release  will
> possibly consist of a single tar ball plus several hundred or  even
> thousand binaries: A myriad of localized variants, several  platforms
> (at least Windows 32/64, Mac) are already for sure, but it is easy  to
> imagine additional variants. Such releases can no longer be  controlled
> in the traditional way. Which PMC member would really bother  to
> inspect some hundred files when asked for a positive vote?

Technically our votes only cover the source code- distribution of
binaries is a nice thing to do, but not required (yes some people
disagree with what I'm saying here).  As a practical matter tho,
I don't know how our mirror operators will feel about dropping
a thousand sizeable artifacts onto their systems without any notice
from us, so at the very least we may need to determine our ability
to serve OOo binaries directly from our mirrors by polling the
operators.

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