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From TJ Frazier <tjfraz...@cfl.rr.com>
Subject Re: 3.4 release plan
Date Fri, 30 Dec 2011 21:13:32 GMT
On 12/30/2011 15:14, Rob Weir wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 2:57 PM, Andrea Pescetti
> <pescetti@openoffice.org>  wrote:
>> 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 OpenOffice.org 3.3. I don't know
>> about OpenOffice.org 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 there.
>>
>> 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.openoffice.org
>> services.
>>
>
> OK.  So are 3.3.0 users getting error messages today because that
> service is down?  Or is the problem only that pre-3.3.0 users are not
> getting update notifications telling them about the 3.3.0 release?

3.3.0 users get "Could not establish network connection to 
update36.services.openoffice.org."
>
>> 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).
>>
>
> I'd argue that if 3.3.0 users are getting error messages today, then
> it might be a good idea to set up the update notification server now,
> even if it just tells 3.3.0 users that they have the latest official
> release.

+1 --/tj/
>
>
>> 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 OpenOffice.org is available, please
>> open www.openoffice.org and download it". So it seems feasible to replace
>> it.
>
> Is this the protocol that we are using:
> http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Update_Notification_Protocol
> ?
>
>>
>> Regards,
>>   Andrea.
>
>



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