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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 14:54:43 GMT
Hi,

if I get no further feedback or concerns I will post it tomorrow.

Juergen

On 3/7/12 7:28 AM, Jürgen Schmidt wrote:
> 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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