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From Kay Schenk <kay.sch...@gmail.com>
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 <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-snapshots/src_releases/srcrelease.html>
>
> Binary package
> https://cwiki.apache.org/**confluence/display/OOOUSERS/**
> AOO+3.4+Unofficial+Developer+**Snapshots<https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/AOO+3.4+Unofficial+Developer+Snapshots>
>
> 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
> ###
>



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