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From Kay Schenk <>
Subject Re: [RELEASE]: status update where we are and plan to move forward
Date Fri, 30 Mar 2012 15:50:10 GMT

On 03/28/2012 01:48 PM, Marcus (OOo) wrote:
> Am 03/27/2012 10:46 PM, schrieb Kay Schenk:
>> On 03/27/2012 11:39 AM, � wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I would like to inform you where we are from my perspective and how I
>>> think we can/should move forward.
>>> 2 show stopper issues are open now which should be fixed later this
>>> week. We make good progress to clean up the RAT output
>>> (, we are
>>> supporting Andrew where we can. Work on our NOTICE and LICENSE file is
>>> also ongoing and we make good progress to integrate early feedback
>>> before our first RC.
>>> Translation
>>> I am still not happy with the current situation around translations. I
>>> know that it is not the problem of our translation volunteers (I am
>>> happy to see the progress and interest) and that you all do your best.
>>> I think it was a mistake to underestimate the Pootle issue and the
>>> relating work... But we can't change it at the moment.
>>> A RC with en-US only is not really what our community is expecting. I
>>> would like to propose the following.
>>> UI
>>> We will include all languages where we have a 100% complete
>>> translation for the UI (excepting the translation for the test
>>> automation tool like for "ru")
>>> All other languages will we release a little bit later when more
>>> translations are ready
>>> HELP
>>> For help I would not really rely on a 100% translation and would
>>> accept >95%.
>>> And here the same we will release further languages based on
>>> availability.
>>> That means we will start with a subset of languages first and will
>>> release more languages with a 3.4.1 that we can address quite fast.
>>> I still believe that a fast release is important for the public
>>> reputation of our project and I don't see a problem with releasing
>>> more languages later.
>>> I would like to start building a RC candidate next week with the
>>> languages that we have in place on Monday next week (April 2th).
>>> Any opinions?
>>> Juergen
>> Juergen--
>> I support your analysis and this plan. Some questions:
>> * What is the proposed timeframe for the RC(s)?
>> I know logistically there was a some discussion about SourceForge's role
>> in the download. The timeline that was discussed led me to believe we
>> were at least a week or so out -- something about mid-April was
>> mentioned. Do think this is still accurate?
>> * Right now the "Release Candidate " area of the web site's download
>> page...
>> is directed *back* to the main download page.
> Yes, I've changed it this way in order to concentrate the user's 
> attention currently for OOo 3.3 only. And not for still remaining OOo 
> 3.3 RC's or OOo 3.4 Beta.
>> Those of us doing web maintenance for the download areas will need some
>> assistance is determining the needed information (platforms, languages,
>> etc.)
>> that are detailed in
> I can help with this.
>> so we can reconstruct the all_rc.html
> Of course I still have the previous webpage. So, it can be re-used for 
> newer releases. ;-)

YAY! And, knowing you, I was sure the old version was safe and sound 
some place. :)

>> If you already have this info, please feel free to update this page, or
>> send info so someone else can do it.
> A finally defined set of supported platforms and languages would help, 
> indeed.
> Marcus


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