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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: [EXTENSIONS][RELEASE] (was RE: Calling all volunteers: It is time to test)
Date Mon, 05 Mar 2012 23:08:24 GMT
On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 6:03 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton
<> wrote:
> I recall the discussion about the BerkeleyDB.  However, the dots with respect to the
current state and consequences for users were not connected for me until I saw Jürgen Schmidt's
reply today concerning the experience of Larry Gusaas.
> My creation of this derivative thread was immediate.  It was inspired by situation being
made so clear.
> I don't recall these consequences being so evident until the testing of the "system integration"
install versions began last week.  As a matter of my *personal* policy, I would never release
in a way that automatically removed previous versions, especially for a release under a reconstituted
project.  But that's a matter of personal principles.

Your "personal policy" goes against the constant practice of this
project for many many years, where point releases do overlay prior

> I do not have the experience and skills to make such changes to the Apache OpenOffice
code base.  I do have the means to detect and demonstrate defects and make Bugzilla reports.
 I can also recommend that the advice of RGB ES and Eric b be drawn upon. And I agree with
Larry and Jean that this is a significant policy issue.

Please do.  I'd love to see the BZ issues.  This would make the
question concrete rather than the rampant speculation I've otherwise
read today.

> Perhaps this issue could have been surfaced and considered before now.  It doesn't matter.
 It is clearly before us at this moment.
>  - Dennis
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rob Weir []
> Sent: Monday, March 05, 2012 14:39
> To:
> Subject: Re: [EXTENSIONS][RELEASE] (was RE: Calling all volunteers: It is time to test)
> On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 5:15 PM, Larry Gusaas <> wrote:
>> On 2012-03-05 3:30 PM  Rob Weir wrote:
>>> I'll put it to you quickly simple.  If you have been paying attention
>>> you will realize that we're discussing release blocking issues.
>> I have been paying attention. Have you?
>> In the thread "Calling all volunteers: It is time to test" you wrote
>>   "We could use help verifying the install in all real-world scenarios, on
>> clean OS installs,
>>   as upgrades to previous versions of OOo."  and
>>   "Please send a short note to the telling us
>> what platform and
>>   scenario you installed (fresh install, upgrade, install next to
>> LibreOffice, etc.)."
>> I did an install over OOo on my Mac and reported that it deleted the
>> extensions in my user profile.
>> Dennis started this thread "[EXTENSIONS][RELEASE] (was RE: Calling all
>> volunteers: It is time to test)" to discuss if  releases of AOO should
>> overwrite the OOo version, thus deleting all installed extensions.
>> Does this not require discussion?
> This has been known for several months and has been part of the 3.4
> plan.  We discussed it extensively in early December.  Certainly if
> you have new information, new workarounds, new proposals, or even new
> code, then I'm new we all would love to know about it.  But if you are
> just noticing this for the first time, you might want to check the
> list archives to catch up on the previous discussion first.  Search
> for "berkeleydb".
> [ ... ]

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