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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Registration
Date Tue, 20 Mar 2012 23:43:30 GMT
On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 6:42 PM, Dave Fisher <dave2wave@comcast.net> wrote:
>
> On Mar 20, 2012, at 3:32 PM, Rob Weir wrote:
>
>> On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 6:18 PM, Risto Jääskeläinen
>> <rjaaskel@saunalahti.fi> wrote:
>>> I just wonder if all OpenOffice users are not Englishmen ... how this is
>>> handled?
>>
>>
>> Good question.  OOo 3.3 sends a request with a URL like this:
>>
>> https://registration2.services.openoffice.org/RegistrationWeb/register/urn:st:e7251802-3c52-4e08-a74f-a22eca7458ff?product=OpenOffice.org&locale=en&cid=926117
>>
>> So it does have a "locale" parameter.   My guess is the legacy
>> registration server used that info to provide a localized registration
>> form.
>>
>> Currently we don't have an equivalent page in other languages.   We
>> could clean up that page and get it translated into the various
>> languages.  But I don't know enough about Apache server rewrites to
>> know if it is possible to redirect based on a URL parameter.  Maybe
>> one of our gurus can tell us it is possible to redirect:
>>
>> https://registration2.services.openoffice.org/RegistrationWeb/register/urn:st:e7251802-3c52-4e08-a74f-a22eca7458ff?product=OpenOffice.org&locale=en&cid=926117
>>
>> to
>>
>> http://registration2.services.openoffice.org/confirm_en.html
>>
>> or even:
>>
>> http://en.openoffice.org/confirm.html
>>
>>
>> In other words, can we pick out a URL parameter and use that elsewhere
>> in the rewrite?
>
> It ought to be possible to do a rewrite to go to say:
>
> www.openoffice.org/contributing.html (if en)
> www.openoffice.org/fr/contributing.html (if fr)
> ...
>
> We can then put contributing pages in English into each NL site. A first task for NL
volunteers can be to translate these to their own language.
>

Maybe done via Subversion symbolic links, so we can keep the English
version updated, at least until the point an NL group takes it over.

> Regards,
> Dave
>
>>
>>
>> -Rob
>>
>>
>>> Regards
>>> Risto
>>>
>>> Rob Weir [robweir@apache.org] kirjoitti:
>>>>
>>>> On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 3:19 PM, Dave Fisher <dave2wave@comcast.net>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> Since we can't control existing distributions:
>>>>>
>>>>> To dos would be.
>>>>>
>>>>> (1) Create a page that explains things either in the podling site,
>>>>> either wiki, or ooo-site.
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I wonder whether this page would be appropriate:
>>>>
>>>> http://www.openoffice.org/download/contribute.html
>>>>
>>>> That is the one that we currently point users to as they download OOo
>>>> 3.3.  It seems to cover all the bases,  getting help, mailing lists,
>>>> etc.  It even might direct some dimes to the treasury.
>>>>
>>>> Maybe just change the header to "Thanks for downloading OpenOffic.org
>>>> " ??   That would then cover both bases.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> (2) Redirect all registration[0-9].services.openoffice.org requests to
>>>>> that page. This would be a JIRA ticket for INFRA after doing (1)
>>>>>
>>>>> Volunteers?
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> If there are no objections I'll do the above.
>>>>
>>>>> Regards,
>>>>> DAve
>>>>>
>>>>> On Mar 19, 2012, at 11:38 AM, Andrew Rist wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Perhaps the register landing page should point to a page with this
>>>>>> information.
>>>>>> (and maybe a plug for AOO and the Apache Way, etc.)
>>>>>>
>>>>>> A.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On 3/19/2012 5:30 AM, Rob Weir wrote:
>>>>>>> Hi Tobias,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Thanks for the report on the registration page.  This outage
is
>>>>>>> intentional. We are no longer doing user registration with
>>>>>>> OpenOffice.org.  Our next release will remove this option so
you do
>>>>>>> not get that error message.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> The closes thing to "registration" we have is a mailing list
that
>>>>>>> users can sign up for to receive updates from the project,such
as
>>>>>>> announcements of new releases.   If you want to subscribe to
this
>>>>>>> list, send an email to:   ooo-announce-subscribe@incubator.apache.org.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> -Rob
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 1:19 AM, Tobias Cortese
>>>>>>> <tobiascortese@hotmail.com>  wrote:
>>>>>>>> Hello,
>>>>>>>> The registration link for OpenOffice brings up an error page.
Here's
>>>>>>>> the link and error message:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> https://registration2.services.openoffice.org/RegistrationWeb/register/urn:st:e7251802-3c52-4e08-a74f-a22eca7458ff?product=OpenOffice.org&locale=en&cid=926117
>>>>>>>> This webpage is not availableThe server at
>>>>>>>> registration2.services.openoffice.org can't be found, because
the DNS lookup
>>>>>>>> failed. DNS is the network service that translates a website's
name to its
>>>>>>>> Internet address. This error is most often caused by having
no connection to
>>>>>>>> the Internet or a misconfigured network. It can also be caused
by an
>>>>>>>> unresponsive DNS server or a firewall preventing Google Chrome
from
>>>>>>>> accessing the network.Here are some suggestions:Reload this
webpage
>>>>>>>> later.Check your Internet connection. Restart any router,
modem, or other
>>>>>>>> network devices you may be using.Check your DNS settings.
Contact your
>>>>>>>> network administrator if you're not sure what this means.Try
disabling
>>>>>>>> network prediction by following these steps: Go to the wrench
menu>
>>>>>>>>  Preferences>  Under the Hood and deselect "Predict
network actions to
>>>>>>>> improve page load performance." If this does not resolve
the issue, we
>>>>>>>> recommend selecting this option again for improved performance.Add
Google
>>>>>>>> Chrome as a permitted program in your firewall's or antivirus
software's
>>>>>>>> settings. If it is already a permitted program, try deleting
it from the
>>>>>>>> list of permitted programs and adding it again.If you use
a proxy server,
>>>>>>>> check your proxy settings or contact your network administrator
to make sure
>>>>>>>> the proxy server is working. If you don't believe you should
be using a
>>>>>>>> proxy server, adjust your proxy settings: Go to Applications>
 System
>>>>>>>> Preferences>  Network>  Advanced>  Proxies and
deselect any proxies that
>>>>>>>> have been selected.Error 105 (net::ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED):
Unable to resolve
>>>>>>>> the server's DNS address.Please let me know where I can go
to register my
>>>>>>>> product.Thanks,Tobias
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>

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