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From Kay Schenk <kay.sch...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Calling all volunteers: It is time to test
Date Thu, 01 Mar 2012 17:05:58 GMT
On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 12:46 AM, Oliver-Rainer Wittmann <
orwittmann@googlemail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
>
> On 01.03.2012 03:00, NoOp wrote:
>
>> On 02/29/2012 06:18 AM, Rob Weir wrote:
>>
>>> As we approach the first Release Candidate for Apache OpenOffice 3.4,
>>> it would be wonderful if we could have some more volunteers testing
>>> the latest dev snapshots builds. Following is some information on what
>>> this requires, and how you can help.
>>>
>>> First, if you have never tested a pre-release product before, know
>>> that bugs are expected. That is the purpose of testing, to find bugs
>>> so they can be fixed. Bugs could range from UI glitches, to incorrect
>>> formatting to crashes or even data corruption.  So you probably don't
>>> want to use a test build for mission-critical tasks. Of course, I
>>> assume you have already backed up your important documents.  You do
>>> have backups, right?  Ideally you can do your testing on a separate
>>> machine from your main work machine, so if something goes wrong you
>>> will not interfere with your other work.
>>>
>>> The above are all sensible precautions when testing any pre-release
>>> software product.
>>>
>>> If you are ready to test, you can download the latest developer
>>> snapshot build from this page:
>>>
>>> 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>
>>>
>> ...
>> Repeat of the question that I asked on the users list:
>>
>> ...
>> Which version are you looking for feedback/testing on?
>>
>> http://people.apache.org/~**arielch/packages/r1293550/**
>> linux_x86/OOo-Dev_OOO340m1_**Linux_x86_install-deb_en-US.**tar.gz<http://people.apache.org/%7Earielch/packages/r1293550/linux_x86/OOo-Dev_OOO340m1_Linux_x86_install-deb_en-US.tar.gz>
>> or
>> http://people.apache.org/~**arielch/packages/r1293550/**
>> linux_x86/OOo_3.4.0_Linux_x86_**install-deb_en-US.tar.gz<http://people.apache.org/%7Earielch/packages/r1293550/linux_x86/OOo_3.4.0_Linux_x86_install-deb_en-US.tar.gz>
>>
>>
> In general we had only provided developer snapshot builds - <OOo-Dev_...>
>
> This week we additionally provided a standard build (en-US only) -
> <OOo_3.4.0_...> - in order to allow to test system integration and upgrade
> - see thread "[BUILD]: propose next developer snapshot based on revision
> 1293738" on this mailing list.
>
> Best regards, Oliver.
>

FYI: I used the RPM build at:

http://people.apache.org/~arielch/packages/r1293550/linux_x86/OOo_3.4.0_Linux_x86_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz

I didn't do*MAJOR* testing (didn't use the test sets), just a few things on
my own. So far, so good!

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MzK

"Follow your bliss."
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