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From Andrea Pescetti <>
Subject Re: 3.4 release plan
Date Fri, 30 Dec 2011 19:57:33 GMT
Rob Weir wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 12:12 PM, Kay Schenk  wrote:
>> Specifically I get comments from friends that the "Check
>> for Updates" from the Help menu no longer functions due to URL update
>> changes. Are there similar areas that we need to document?
> Is this an issue with OOo 3.3?  The earlier 3.4 beta?  Or with the
> recent AOO 3.4 test builds?

The only place where this is an issue is 3.3. I don't 
know about 3.4 beta, but update notifications do not make 
much sense in (unfrequent) beta releases anyway. The recent Apache 
OpenOffice dev builds do not support notifications: the menu item is not 

By the way, the problem users experience is not related to code changes 
but to infrastructure changes: the update notifications server is 
unreachable since it was not migrated together with the other 
* services.

I usually answer users along the lines of "The update server is 
unavailable due to migration; it's not important to restore it now since 
there would be no update to announce anyway; it might be that things 
change when a stable release is out" (I remember Martin Hollmichel or 
some other well-known guy saying that in principle it would be possible 
to get that service running again).

To anybody not familiar with the concept: update notifications are not 
product updates (don't think Firefox); the command just tells the user 
"No updates available" or "A new version of is available, 
please open and download it". So it seems feasible to 
replace it.


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