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From Kay Schenk <>
Subject Re: [DRAFT]: Request for an early review of an potential Apache OpenOffice release
Date Tue, 06 Mar 2012 17:12:49 GMT
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 <>

> 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 community and users.
> You know that Apache OpenOffice is the continuation of 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
> releases/srcrelease.html<>
> Binary package
> AOO+3.4+Unofficial+Developer+**Snapshots<>
> The mac version is also signed and the check files can be found in the
> download directory directly**
> 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
> ###


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