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From Jürgen Schmidt <jogischm...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: [DRAFT]: Request for an early review of an potential Apache OpenOffice release
Date Wed, 07 Mar 2012 06:28:17 GMT
On 3/7/12 12:05 AM, Donald Whytock wrote:
> Grammar-weenie-ing:
>
> "We did a lot of IP clearance work to become Apache conform"
>
> That sentence structure suggests "compliant" instead of "conform", as
> in "to become Apache-compliant".  Alternately, you can say "IP
> clearance work to conform to Apache standards" or "to conform to the
> Apache Way".
>
> ---
>
> "We are preparing developer snapshots since several weeks"
>
> I'd suggest "We have prepared developer snapshots over the past several weeks".
>
> ---
>
> "because of the complexity of the project we would be very much appreciate"
>
> Remove "be".
>
> ---
>
> "We know that we have no RC candidate right now"
>
> RC = release candidate?  If so, replace "RC" with "release" here.  The
> second "RC" is probably okay.
>
> Otherwise, good content and tone.
>

thanks for the valuable feedback

Juergen


> Don
>
> On Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 4:53 PM, Hans Zybura<hzybura@zybura.com>  wrote:
>> I don't know much about the incubator folks and the whole process. So I
>> can't really judge the timing of this. But I for my part wouldn't want to be
>> left without dictionaries, but with a spellchecker gone wild instead, just
>> because I did not really understand what the note of warning meant in plain
>> English. The amount of work already done will be more impressive, if the
>> known issues are better explained, especially the most obvious ones.
>>
>> Alternative wording suggestion:
>>
>> NOTE: Be careful with the binary packages and save your office user
>> profiles before testing. Existing OOo 3.x installations will be overwritten.
>> We provide full install sets to test system integration and upgrades.
>> Known issues: Currently we are not able to migrate installed
>> extensions. There will be no dictionaries, therefore the spellchecker will
>> go wild. (We are
>> working on this, of course.) Please rename your user profile before testing
>> our
>> snapshot build, and re-rename your user profile after reinstalling a stable
>> OOo version.
>> We recommend using a virtual machine for testing, not your production
>> environment.
>>
>> BTW: This would be a better wording for the note of warning on the download
>> site for dev snapshots as well, I think.
>>
>> Hans
>>
>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Kay Schenk [mailto:kay.schenk@gmail.com]
>>> Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2012 6:13 PM
>>> To: ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org
>>> Subject: Re: [DRAFT]: Request for an early review of an potential Apache
>>> OpenOffice release
>>>
>>> Jürgen --
>>>
>>> I don't know what the requirements are or will be, but I think this is a
>> good
>>> invitation to the "incubator" folks. Nice!
>>>
>>>
>>> 2012/3/6 Jürgen Schmidt<jogischmidt@googlemail.com>
>>>
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> I would like to send  out the following email to the general incubator
>>>> mailing list to ask for early feedback related the general Apache
>>>> requirements. The main intention is to address potential issues asap
>>>> and to save time later on.
>>>>
>>>> Any opinions or improvements?
>>>>
>>>> Juergen
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> ###
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> the Apache OpenOffice podling project is moving forward to a first
>>>> release that is long expected by the OpenOffice.org community and users.
>>>>
>>>> You know that Apache OpenOffice is the continuation of OpenOffice.org
>>>> and that the project is very huge, has a very long history and a very
>>>> huge user base all over the world.
>>>>
>>>> We did a lot of IP clearance work to become Apache conform and we
>>>> would like to get some early feedback if we are in shape with the
>>>> Apache guidelines for a potential release.
>>>>
>>>> We are preparing developer snapshots since several weeks for our
>>>> project members to test and review. This developer snapshots can be
>>>> found under
>>>>
>>>> Source package
>>>> http://people.apache.org/~jsc/**developer-snapshots/src_**
>>>> releases/srcrelease.html<http://people.apache.org/%7Ejsc/developer-sna
>>>> pshots/src_releases/srcrelease.html>
>>>>
>>>> Binary package
>>>> https://cwiki.apache.org/**confluence/display/OOOUSERS/**
>>>>
>>> AOO+3.4+Unofficial+Developer+**Snapshots<https://cwiki.apache.org/con
>>> f
>>>>
>>> AOO+luence/display/OOOUSERS/AOO+3.4+Unofficial+Developer+Snapshot
>>> s>
>>>>
>>>> The mac version is also signed and the check files can be found in the
>>>> download directory directly http://people.apache.org/~jsc/**
>>>> developer-
>>> snapshots/macos/**r1296433/<http://people.apache.org/%7Ejsc/
>>>> developer-snapshots/macos/r1296433/>
>>>>
>>>> NOTE: be careful with the binary packages and save your office user
>>>> profiles. We provide full install sets to test system integration and
>>>> upgrades. And we are currently not able to migrate installed
>>>> extensions because of the removal of the Berkeley DB. But we are
>>>> working on this. You can easy rename your user profile can test our
>>>> snapshot build and can rename your user directory afterwards.
>>>>
>>>> Right now we are focusing on show stopper issues but nevertheless we
>>>> would like to invite you to review the source packages and also the
>>>> binary packages if they fulfill the Apache requirements (e.g license,
>>>> NOTICE, ...)
>>>>
>>>> We know that we have no RC candidate right now and that it would
>>>> require some work by you. But because of the complexity of the project
>>>> we would be very much appreciate any kind of early feedback at this
>>>> time. And the main goal is to fix potential issues early and to save
>>>> time later on when we have a first RC in place.
>>>>
>>>> On behalf of the Apache OpenOffice PPMC
>>>>
>>>> Juergen
>>>> ###
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>>
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> ------------
>>> MzK
>>>
>>> "Follow your bliss."
>>>           -- attributed to Joseph Campbell
>>


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