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From Bjoern Michaelsen <bjoern.michael...@canonical.com>
Subject Re: AOOo in Debian/Ubuntu (Was: Re: /usr/bin/openoffice.org)
Date Fri, 13 Jan 2012 14:37:36 GMT
Hi Andre,

On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 02:54:27PM +0100, Andre Fischer wrote:
> I can accept "longwinding release cycles" but not "slow developement
> velocity".  After all Sun/Oracle has been the biggest contributor
> for OpenOffice.  LibreOffice is still integrating features made by
> Sun/Oracle (it has just been a month or two since my new Impress
> slide sorter turned up in LibreOffice.)

Sorry, that wasnt meant to be derogative. I think we can agree upon Sun/Oracle
being quite a bit more conservative wrt to how to implement changes, which
resulted in a higher overhead to get features completed. A more aggressive use
of the developer resources available to Sun/Oracle would have allowed much
faster progress.

> You are right that our old release process was not the best.  Still,
> I would choose friendlier words.

I do not intend to offend the developers involved. But the fact that the *.deb
files published the OOo website were rarely downloaded and didnt even install
without some major tweaking on default installs show that *nix packaging was
never a priority at OOo.

> Well, no.  After all, OpenOffice.org is not dead.  It just got a new home.

The project OpenOffice.org is dead, the trademark obviously survived as it is
currently owned by a different project with a different name:
Apache OpenOffice (Incubating)

Best,

Bjoern

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