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From "Marcus (OOo)" <marcus.m...@wtnet.de>
Subject Re: [proposal] development for the first AOO release
Date Wed, 26 Oct 2011 23:32:26 GMT
Am 10/27/2011 01:13 AM, schrieb Andrea Pescetti:
> On 24/10/2011 Rob Weir wrote:
>> On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 9:18 AM, Oliver-Rainer Wittmann
>> <orwittmann@googlemail.com> wrote:
>>> - "IP cleared" milestone ...
>>> This milestone would result in an OpenOffice.org missing a lot of
>>> important
>>> features, but this milestone would be the basis regarding Apache's IP
>>> rules.
>>> This milestone could be released according to the Apache rules.
>>
>> "Could" be released. We can debate whether we would actually release
>> this.
>
> Right, if the first Apache release is missing important features that
> used to be in OpenOffice.org 3.3 then it could be detrimental to the
> project.
>
> OpenOffice.org users are waiting for updates, and whatever you explain,
> they will download and install the first Apache version and judge from
> what they see. Ideally, they should be given a bugfixed 3.4-beta under
> LGPL3 that would show the nice improvements done after OOo 3.3, but we
> have already discussed this in other threads. If, on the contrary, the
> first release is missing important functionality, it could easily
> backfire and it's better not to expose users to it.

I'm sure Oliver's intension with "release" was not to call it the next 
feature or bugfix release but as a kind of intermediate step. When we 
clearly communicate what it is *and* what's not, then no user should 
have anything to complain.

Marcus


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