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From Simon Brouwer <simon.o...@xs4all.nl>
Subject Re: Releasing OOo 3.4 on the old infrastructure
Date Sun, 19 Jun 2011 12:07:03 GMT
Op 19-6-2011 12:23, Andrea Pescetti schreef:
> I understand that the necessary code reorganization in the Apache
> project will forbid a public release for months.
>
> On the other hand, OpenOffice.org 3.4 beta has been out for several
> weeks, is regarded by our QA testers as remarkably stable, has a
> dedicated code line and it is not far from release.
>
> Would it be possible to release OOo 3.4 on the old (Oracle-owned)
> infrastructure, and maybe take advantage of this release to educate
> users and volunteers about the coming new infrastructure at Apache?
>
> This shouldn't require an exceptional effort and it would allow to show
> that OpenOffice.org it in good shape and to use the momentum of a new
> release to communicate better the transition to Apache. Otherwise we
> really risk to confuse users and let them feel abandoned, and work on
> the incubator in the next months could be less useful.
>
> It really seems a small effort compared to the major code refactoring
> needed at Apache, and I believe Oracle can state that the bugfixes on
> the OOo 3.4 code line will be granted to Apache too. And the benefits
> for users and communication would be immense.
>
> Now, I take for granted that the community would support this proposal
> (for one, the Italian community spent weeks to get the OOo 3.4 strings
> 100% translated into Italian, and our QA team is ready to start full
> testing any moment). Would developers and release managers support this
> too?
>
> Regards,
>    Andrea.
>
+1, and prepared to put in extra effort to make it happen.

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Vriendelijke groet,
Simon Brouwer.

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