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From Roberto Galoppini <>
Subject Re: Apache OpenOffice Extensions Website restored at SourceForge
Date Tue, 13 Mar 2012 12:54:27 GMT
2012/3/13 J├╝rgen Schmidt <>:
> On 3/13/12 8:09 AM, Roberto Galoppini wrote:
>> Here a quick update, see below.
>>>>> The plan is to transparently migrate users authenticating at
>>>>> to the Extensions, by storing locally their
>>>>> credentials. For the time being their email addresses will stay
>>>>>, but the idea is to migrate them all if we can get
>>>>> their alternative emails. In fact we assume many of them won't access
>>>>> the Extensions website before the Oracle authentication system will
>>>>> shut down.
>>>> AFAIK Oracle will not divulge alternative email. So, I think you will
>>>> need
>>>> to let them recreate accounts and immediately associate
>>>> these
>>>> with their issues.
>>> I'm working with Roberto on this - I think we have a reasonable solution
>>> in
>>> the works.
>> We collaboratevely find a solution to the problem, and we are going to
>> migrate Extensions and Templates users' accounts as soon as we'll get
>> all the necessary information. Once done users will be able to reset
>> their passwords through the "Lost password?" function.
>> Keep in mind that starting from the 15th of March users will
>> eventually loose the opportunity to login using their
>> passwords, though.
> thanks fir the update Roberto, can you tell me where we are with the
> extension update Url and the service behind. Do you need help to understand
> what the service has done? We have to check the code to figure out how the
> requests look in detail ...

We have already investigated how it works, and we do actually serve
updates requests answering that there are no updates. This is just as
it was configured before.

Any information about how the update protocol works would be helpful
for the future, though.


> In the extension manager dialog the user can ask for updates of installed
> extensions ... But I am sure you are aware of this ;-)
> Juergen
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