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From Jürgen Schmidt <>
Subject Re: [EXTENSIONS][RELEASE] (was RE: Calling all volunteers: It is time to test)
Date Tue, 06 Mar 2012 10:54:41 GMT
On 3/5/12 6:29 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton wrote:
> If there is no solution for extensions, Apache OpenOffice 3.4 early incubator releases
should not overload prior versions of OO.o.  I recommend that AOO 3.4 install in its own locations
and not do anything that would prevent side-by-side functioning.  (My recommendation would
be that it do that anyhow.  But with known breaking of an important down-level feature, that
becomes imperative.)
> I think there should be OOo-dev releases only until this is handled as well.  It is now
clear that integration has problems and there is no reason to provoke more of it.
> I also suspect that it is not a good idea to rebrand the Extensions and Templates pages
at SourceForge quite so strongly, since the only extensions that are there now are for OO.o
(and perhaps LibreOffice).

I don't understand this last point. The extension repository is for 
OpenOffice and the extensions should run on Apache OpenOffice as well if 
there is no minimal version dependency. What is exactly your point with 
the rebranding?

Apache OpenOffice = the continuation of


>   - Dennis
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jürgen Schmidt []
> Sent: Monday, March 05, 2012 02:06
> To:
> Subject: Re: Calling all volunteers: It is time to test
> On 3/2/12 6:38 PM, Larry Gusaas wrote:
>> On 2012-02-29 8:18 AM Rob Weir wrote:
>>> Once you have installed, launch OpenOffice and look at the Help/About
>>> box. If the revision shown there matches the build you installed
>>> (e..g, "r1293550") then the install was a success. Please send a short
>>> note to telling us what platform and
>>> scenario you installed (fresh install, upgrade, install next to
>>> LibreOffice, etc.). This will help us understand what scenarios have
>>> already been attempted and which have not.
>> Using MacBook with OS X version 10.6.8
>> Downloaded OOo_3.4.0_MacOS_x86_install_en-US.dmg
>> Successfully installed replacing installation of OOo 3.3
>> Installation deleted all of the extensions in my user profile. Quit OOo
>> and replaced extension folder in my profile from my backup copy.
>> Restarted OOo 3.4 and extensions deleted again. Will try installed
>> individual extensions later today.
> Hi Larry,
> unfortunately extensions get lost because of the dropped Berkeley DB
> which was used to manage installed extensions. We haven't found a simple
> solution to migrate it. This will be documented in the release notes.
> Sorry
> Juergen
>> All .odt files I opened worked. Was able to work with and save in
>> Writer. The one database I have works. Will do further testing later.

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