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From Kay Schenk <kay.sch...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: update service - proposal for temporary solution until AOO 3.4 is released.
Date Sun, 18 Mar 2012 21:14:44 GMT
On Sun, Mar 18, 2012 at 10:10 AM, Kay Schenk <kay.schenk@gmail.com> wrote:

>
>
> On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 5:03 AM, Oliver-Rainer Wittmann <
> orwittmann@googlemail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> On 15.03.2012 12:47, Oliver-Rainer Wittmann wrote:
>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I have continued the work started by Regina, Ariel and Kay regarding the
>>> update
>>> service.
>>> I have documented my findings at [1].
>>>
>>> I think we have everything together to bring a corresponding web service
>>> back to
>>> life.
>>>
>>> I think we have at least two options for such a web service.
>>>
>>> If we want to create a 'real' web service which on demand creates an
>>> appropriate
>>> response the HTTP GET request contains all needed information in its
>>> header
>>> fields "User-Agent" and "Accept-Language" to implement such a web
>>> service.
>>> The "User-Agent" field contains the operating system, the machine
>>> architecture
>>> and the bundled languages of the installed office. If a corresponding
>>> installation package of newer version is available a corresponding
>>> response can
>>> be generated.
>>>
>>> Another solution could be to provide a static XML document, based on an
>>> atom
>>> feed, which contains as much entries as installation packages for the
>>> latest
>>> version are available. For each installation package which defines
>>> itself by the
>>> operating system, the machine architecture and the bundled languages an
>>> entry is
>>> needed. Such entries need to be duplicated for every existing office
>>> installation with different <UpdateID> in its version.ini.
>>>
>>> Any thoughts, comments, corrections, ...?
>>>
>>> BTW, the update service of a certain installed office can be tested
>>> locally. No
>>> HTTP GET request is involved in this case, but you can test with certain
>>> XML
>>> documents provided as responses. You can change the value of <UpdateURL>
>>> in file
>>> <version.ini> of your office installation to a local file URL - e.g.
>>> under
>>> Windows to something like file:///C:/check.update.xml
>>>
>>> [1]
>>> http://wiki.services.**openoffice.org/wiki/Update_**
>>> Notification_Protocol#A_**glance_on_the_code_for_the_**
>>> Apache_OpenOffice_3.4_release<http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Update_Notification_Protocol#A_glance_on_the_code_for_the_Apache_OpenOffice_3.4_release>
>>>
>>>
>> The <UpdateURL> in the installed OOo 3.3 instances is
>> http://update36.services.**openoffice.org/**ProductUpdateService/check.**
>> Update<http://update36.services.openoffice.org/ProductUpdateService/check.Update>
>> .
>> This is no longer available. This also annoys our users I think.
>>
>> If we can redirect this URL and the redirection would provide the
>> following XML document the corresponding update service in these offices
>> will reply "<your office> is up to date"
>> The XML document which needs to be provided only has to contain this XML
>> snippet:
>> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
>> <inst:description xmlns:inst="http://**installation.openoffice.org/**
>> description <http://installation.openoffice.org/description>">
>> </inst:description>
>>
>> Can someone implement the redirect?
>>
>
Oliver --

Hi. I put your snippet out there just a bit ago...and this is what I
currently get as a message from "Check for Updates" in OOo 3.3...

++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Staus:
Checking for an update failed.

Description:
http://update36.services.openoffice.org/ProductUpdateService/check.Update?pkgfmt=rpmdoes
not exist.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

so not exactly what you said but at least OOo doesn't spend time trying to
connect to something that doesn't exist

...I have update36.services.openoffice.org routed to the web server with
your new snippet in place.



> May be http://www.openoffice.org/**ProductUpdateService/check.**Update<http://www.openoffice.org/ProductUpdateService/check.Update>can
be used as the redirect. Here, I think it was Kay, already an XML
>> document exists which only needs to be updated.
>>
>> Note: I have also an OOo 3.1 installed. Here the <UpdateURL> is
>> http://update32.services.**openoffice.org/**ProductUpdateService/check.**
>> Update<http://update32.services.openoffice.org/ProductUpdateService/check.Update>
>> .
>> May be we should redirect all URL matching http://update3[0..6].services.
>> **openoffice.org/**ProductUpdateService/check.**Update<http://services.openoffice.org/ProductUpdateService/check.Update>
>>
>
> Oliver--
>
> Hi -- I missed this post until just now.
>
> I can put this code snippet in in
>
> http://www.openoffice.org/ProductUpdateService/check.Update
> as you suggest.
>
> ...and send a note to INFRA regarding the DNS changes
>
> However, I'm a bit concerned with telling users (and perhaps folks using a
> very old version) that their version is "up to date" when it isn't.  Is
> this all we can do about this right now?
>
>
>>
>>
>> Best regards, Oliver.
>>
>
>
>
> --
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> MzK
>
> "Follow your bliss."
>          -- attributed to Joseph Campbell
>
>
>
>


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