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From Roberto Galoppini <rgalopp...@geek.net>
Subject Re: Apache OpenOffice Extensions Website restored at SourceForge
Date Tue, 13 Mar 2012 07:09:24 GMT
Here a quick update, see below.

On Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 12:04 AM, Andrew Rist <andrew.rist@oracle.com> wrote:
>
>
> On 3/1/2012 2:43 PM, Dave Fisher wrote:
>>
>> Thanks Roberto!
>>
>> On Feb 29, 2012, at 10:44 AM, Roberto Galoppini wrote:
>>
>>> Below more details about the plan we are about to put into action.
>>>
>>> On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 8:34 PM, Roberto Galoppini<rgaloppini@geek.net>
>>>  wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Hi all,
>>>>
>>>>  below some details about how we plan to manage users' accounts.
>>>>
>>>> 2012/2/27 Jürgen Schmidt<jogischmidt@googlemail.com>:
>>>>>
>>>>> On 2/25/12 1:34 AM, Roberto Galoppini wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> We migrated the Extensions website over to sourceforge hardware.
>>>>>> We've restored authentication with the openoffice.org accounts, make
>>>>>> some module updates and updated the site to work with PHP 5.3.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> As of today, the Extensions website is available at this address
>>>>>> located on our domain, at the following address:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> http://aoo-extensions.sourceforge.net.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> We've modified it to work under whatever domain name the community
>>>>>> chooses, and we plan to keep the site up and running under the above
>>>>>> domain to allow the community to provide us with feedback and to
allow
>>>>>> for time to get the final DNS setup in place. We will work with the
>>>>>> PMCC and the Apache Infra team to point DNS to the new location as
>>>>>> soon as we can.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> We are planning to get the Templates website up on sourceforge
>>>>>> hardware one week from today.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Here are some next steps to consider:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> 1 - Help users to switch their accounts smoothly. We can make sure
>>>>>> that existing users can login using their openoffice.org password
and
>>>>>> automatically convert them to local users when they login, so that
all
>>>>>> users who logged in to the site before the Oracle shutdown will be
>>>>>> preserved and will be able to see and edit their content.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> 2 - Help market AOO Extensions and Templates, e.g. interviewing
>>>>>> creators and sharing the news via our media.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> 3 - Evaluate the upgrade of the Extensions/Templates website from
>>>>>> Drupal 5/6 to Drupal 7, and eventually do it (long term).
>>>>>>
>>>>>> We are looking forward to your feedback and suggestions.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> thanks for the info.
>>>>>
>>>>> I was able to take a closer look on it in the morning. I was able to
>>>>> login
>>>>> and noticed that my old @sun.com email is used.
>>>>>
>>>>> I tried to change it to my Apache email but it didn't worked. It seems
>>>>> that
>>>>> I had to use @openoffice.org email address. How can I change it? I
>>>>> think we
>>>>> will probably switch to other email addresses.
>>>>
>>>> Let me briefly recap how the Extensions website works, and how we
>>>> eventually plan to change it.
>>>>
>>>> 1. Users logging in at openoffice.org (the vast majority) can't change
>>>> emails nor their passwords.
>>>> 2. Users logging in at the Extensions website (i.e. users who never
>>>> migrated their accounts to openoffice.org, a small fraction of the
>>>> user base) are told to convert their accounts to an openoffice.org
>>>> accounts. They might change their emails, but only to a
>>>> *@openoffice.org.
>>>>
>>>> We have already changed the misleading message requiring to migrate to
>>>> openoffice.org, telling users instead that they won't have any problem
>>>> when the openoffice.org authentication system will shut down. We are
>>>> now working on:
>>>>
>>>> a) accept any email address (optionally we can avoid to accept
>>>> *@openoffice.org).
>>>
>>> All users - that means both the majority of them authenticating via
>>> OpenOffice.org and the minority logging it at the Extensions website -
>>> would be able to change their email addresses. We won't allow
>>> @openoffice.org addresses, though.
>>>
>>>> b) New users creating their accounts at the Extensions website.
>>>
>>> At http://aoo-extensions.sourceforge.net/user instead of inviting
>>> users to create @openoffice.org accounts will make possible to create
>>> accounts at the Extensions website.
>>>
>>>> c) Find a way to migrate users actually logging in at openoffice.org.
>>>
>>> The plan is to transparently migrate users authenticating at
>>> OpenOffice.org to the Extensions, by storing locally their
>>> credentials. For the time being their email addresses will stay
>>> @openoffice.org, 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 openoffice.org 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 openoffice.org
passwords, though.

Roberto

>>> Last but not least, since the Extensions updates in OOo 3.3.0 are
>>> served through the updateexte.services.openoffice.org, we would ask
>>> you to let us manage that too, so that we can restore the Extensions
>>> updates service.
>>
>> Non-authoritative answer:
>> updateexte.services.openoffice.org      canonical name =
>> download.services.openoffice.org.
>> Name:   download.services.openoffice.org
>> Address: 192.9.173.38
>>
>> Well, this leads to an issue that we may have missed - the MirrorBrain
>> network of the legacy releases of OpenOffice.org.
>>
>> I think a discussion of this is worth a brand new thread.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Dave
>>
>>
>>>
>>> Roberto
>>>
>>>> Roberto
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> Anybody should be able to provide an extension independent of committer
>>>>> status for Apache OpenOffice. Means user accounts independent from the
>>>>> the
>>>>> Apache accounts.
>>>>>
>>>>> Juergen
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> Roberto
>>>
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