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From "kay.schenk" <kay.sch...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: draft - Website migration(+) announcement - draft
Date Thu, 29 Dec 2011 23:19:49 GMT
On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 2:55 PM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 3:49 PM, drew <drew@baseanswers.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, 2011-12-29 at 21:21 +0100, Andrea Pescetti wrote:
> >> On 29/12/2011 drew wrote:
> >> > During this migration period community developers also made great
> >> > progress with the application code. Ariel Constenla-Haile, one of the
> >> > community developers, generated binary packages, suitable for early
> >> > testing purposes, from the current Apache OpenOffice code repository.
> >> > Available for download at http://people.apache.org/~arielch/packages
> >>
> >> I wouldn't send out public announcements about Ariel's builds. The
> >> interest is huge, and people might download them just out of curiosity
> >> and damage their existing OpenOffice.org installation and extensions.
> >
> > Well, good point. I think it is important to be clear that the code (the
> > application and therefore the 'thing' of real importance to users) is
> > moving forward also however..not sure how to do that without something
> > concrete to point to - as you say though it is something that can
> > backfire badly, if people just install those files..
> >
> >> It's probably better to announce, at due time, development builds that
> >> won't interfere with the installed version (and ideally, not even with
> >> the user profile if the BerkeleyDB removal has implications on that).
> >
> > Then maybe the announcement should just chronicle the items of interest:
> >
> > - Developer snapshot's are becoming available - that's Ariel's page as
> > one
> > - Daily builds are happening and there is a real location for those
> > - others?
> >
> > and then point them to a page (website or wiki?) for those interested in
> > getting in on the bleeding edge of testing, maybe?
> >
>
> it is a good little snippet of info.  But there is so much more to
> say, especially for an audience that we've haven't been
> (re-)introduced to yet.  Where to start?
>
> I wonder whether it would be worth reviving the OpenOffice Newsletter?
>  This was sent out to the old announce list.  It was erratic toward
> the end, but at one point I think it was coming out every month.
>
> Some examples:
>
> March 2011:
> http://openoffice.org/projects/www/lists/announce/archive/2011-03/message/0
>
> December 2010:
> http://openoffice.org/projects/www/lists/announce/archive/2010-12/message/0
>
> September 2010:
> http://openoffice.org/projects/www/lists/announce/archive/2010-09/message/0
>
> A format like that allows us to bundle a few small posts, news
> clippings, announcements, etc., into a fuller package, maybe with
> greater impact.
>
> For example, we could a series of these over the next few months:
>
> Newsletter #1:  Intro to OpenOffice @ Apache.  Announcements on
> migration, copyleft-free build, start of test effort, links to blog,
> mailing lists, migration status, announcement of pending retirement of
> openoffice.org email addresses and lists, etc.
>
> Newsletter #2 (a month later): availability of test builds for 3.4
> (hopefully on Windows by then), how to help with test effort, reminder
> on mailing list migration and mail forwarding shutdown.  Gathering
> proposals for AOO 4.0.
>
> Newsletter #3 -- coverage of 3.4 release, press clippings, etc.
>
> A newsletter could be put together on the wiki and then the
> announcement can be a link to the online newsletter.
>

I think this has merit. Can we find a voluneteer? [?]

ps. My earlier attempt at trying to directly post to
announce@openoffice.orgis apparently SPAM and therefor rejected. I
hope Andrew had some luck. I'll
track this down in a bit.

>
>
> > //drew
> >
> >
> >
>



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