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From Jürgen Schmidt <>
Subject Re: Apache OpenOffice Extensions Website restored at SourceForge
Date Tue, 28 Feb 2012 07:56:11 GMT
On 2/27/12 8:34 PM, Roberto Galoppini wrote:
> Hi all,
>   below some details about how we plan to manage users' accounts.
> 2012/2/27 Jürgen Schmidt<>:
>> On 2/25/12 1:34 AM, Roberto Galoppini wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> We migrated the Extensions website over to sourceforge hardware.
>>> We've restored authentication with the accounts, make
>>> some module updates and updated the site to work with PHP 5.3.
>>> As of today, the Extensions website is available at this address
>>> located on our domain, at the following address:
>>> We've modified it to work under whatever domain name the community
>>> chooses, and we plan to keep the site up and running under the above
>>> domain to allow the community to provide us with feedback and to allow
>>> for time to get the final DNS setup in place. We will work with the
>>> PMCC and the Apache Infra team to point DNS to the new location as
>>> soon as we can.
>>> We are planning to get the Templates website up on sourceforge
>>> hardware one week from today.
>>> Here are some next steps to consider:
>>> 1 - Help users to switch their accounts smoothly. We can make sure
>>> that existing users can login using their password and
>>> automatically convert them to local users when they login, so that all
>>> users who logged in to the site before the Oracle shutdown will be
>>> preserved and will be able to see and edit their content.
>>> 2 - Help market AOO Extensions and Templates, e.g. interviewing
>>> creators and sharing the news via our media.
>>> 3 - Evaluate the upgrade of the Extensions/Templates website from
>>> Drupal 5/6 to Drupal 7, and eventually do it (long term).
>>> We are looking forward to your feedback and suggestions.
>> thanks for the info.
>> I was able to take a closer look on it in the morning. I was able to login
>> and noticed that my old email is used.
>> I tried to change it to my Apache email but it didn't worked. It seems that
>> I had to use email address. How can I change it? I think we
>> will probably switch to other email addresses.
> Let me briefly recap how the Extensions website works, and how we
> eventually plan to change it.
> 1. Users logging in at (the vast majority) can't change
> emails nor their passwords.
> 2. Users logging in at the Extensions website (i.e. users who never
> migrated their accounts to, a small fraction of the
> user base) are told to convert their accounts to an
> accounts. They might change their emails, but only to a
> *
> We have already changed the misleading message requiring to migrate to
>, telling users instead that they won't have any problem
> when the authentication system will shut down. We are
> now working on:
> a) accept any email address (optionally we can avoid to accept
> *
> b) New users creating their accounts at the Extensions website.
> c) Find a way to migrate users actually logging in at

I would prefer a). Nobody should use emails addresses in 
the future. And we don't have a common user management for all. We have 
committers who have Apache ID's and potentially want upload an extension 
and we have users who simply want provide extensions.


> Roberto
>> Anybody should be able to provide an extension independent of committer
>> status for Apache OpenOffice. Means user accounts independent from the the
>> Apache accounts.
>> Juergen
>>> Roberto
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