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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [SUPPORTED OS] RE: Propose AOO 3.4 RC Build Test Plan
Date Sun, 25 Mar 2012 16:47:58 GMT
On Sat, Mar 24, 2012 at 3:04 PM, Juergen Schmidt <jogischmidt@googlemail.com
> wrote:

> On Friday, 23. March 2012 at 19:31, Rob Weir wrote:
> > On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 1:46 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton
> > <dennis.hamilton@acm.org> wrote:
> > > Why is it assumed that AOO support should end because Microsoft has
> ended the support life for Windows 2000 SP4?  That has nothing to do with
> whether or not users are continuing to run it, for any reason.
> >
> >
> > "Support" is a term that probably requires definition for it to mean
> > anything in the context of an community-supported open source project.
> > Will we kick someone out of the support forums if they ask about
> > Windows 2000? Of course not. Will we list it among the recommended
> > platforms? Not unless someone volunteers to test it and verify that
> > it works.
> >
> > > I continued to run Windows 98 machines beyond that support life,
> mainly because they were not up to running Windows XP at all well.  (I do
> have one of those running XP SP3 now mainly because it is only running a
> little web server.)
> > >
> > > One advantage (more or less) of running Apache OpenOffice on such a
> machine is that it can run there whereas later versions of Microsoft Office
> will not.
> > >
> > > Here's the support list for the Java JRE 6u31, the latest update of
> Java 6:
> > > Platform(s): Windows 7, Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003,
> Windows 2008 Server.
> > >
> > > Java 7, which is not yet the public distribution, removes Windows 2000
> and Windows 2003 (server) from that list.
> > >
> > > I suggest that if we want AOO 3.4 to run wherever OpenOffice.org 3.3.0
> does, we do not shrink the list until AOO 4.0 is a reality.
> >
> > Volunteers to test other platforms are always welcome. Otherwise I'd
> > expect that corporate-sponsored QA engineers will likely focus on the
> > more commercial relevant platforms.
> >
> > >  - Dennis
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: O.Felka [mailto:olaf-openoffice@gmx.de]
> > > Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2012 23:13
> > > To: ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org
> > > Subject: Re: Propose AOO 3.4 RC Build Test Plan
> > >
> > > Am 23.03.2012 03:40, schrieb Yan Ji:
> > > > MS already teminate support service for Windows 2000 SP4. Is there
> any need for us to take care this OS?
> > >
> > >
> > > Yes, in the readme files we have Win2000 in the system requirements
> for AOO.
> > > Cleaning up the readme could be a solution.
> > >
> > > Groetjes
> > > Olaf
> > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Thanks&  Best Regards, Yan Ji
> > > >
> > > > On Mar 22, 2012, at 11:52 PM, xia zhao wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Olaf,
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > 2012/3/22 O.Felka<olaf-openoffice@gmx.de>
> > > > >
> > > > > > Am 22.03.2012 10:16, schrieb xia zhao:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > Hi all,
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > As AOO 3.4 RC build is nearly ready, I propose AOO 3.4
RC
> build test plan
> > > > > > > here.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > 1. Installer testing
> > > > > > >    Focus on installation testing on below major platforms:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >    -    Windows 7 64/32 bit
> > > > > > >    -    Windows Vista 64/32 bit
> > > > > > >    -    Windows XP SP2
> > > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > No tests for Windows 2000?
> > > > > If volunteer has this environment, yes, surely he can test against
> Windows
> > > > > 2000, but this platform isn't major platform  AOO 3.4 supposed
> from my view.
> > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >     -    RedHat Enterprise Linux(RHEL) 64 bit/32 bit
> > > > > > >    -    Ubuntu 10.04 64 bit/32 bit
> > > > > > >    -    Mac OS 10.7(Lion)
> > > > > > >    -    Mac OS 10.6.x
> > > > > > >    -    Mac 10.5
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >    Additional Platform are suggested:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >    -    FreeBSD 9.0/8.2
> > > > > > >    -    OS/2
> > > > > > >    -    Solaris x86 10
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > 2. Extension testing
> > > > > > >    Volunteers can get the extension list from:
> > > > > > > http://extensions.services.**openoffice.org/<
> http://extensions.services.openoffice.org/>(??)
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >    -    Directory
> > > > > > >    -    Extensions based on OOo (Verify they still works
with
> IP clearance
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >    work done in AOO 3.40
> > > > > > >    -    Extensions based on AOO (View by "Most Recent"
> category on
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >    extension page)
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > 3. Basic Interoperability Testing
> > > > > > >    The test scenarios cover:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >    -    Load
> > > > > > >    -    Save
> > > > > > >    -    Reopen
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >    And the interoperability cover both compatibility with
MS
> office
> > > > > > > 2003/MS
> > > > > > > office 2010 and old OOo versions.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > 4. General testing
> > > > > > >    Do free testing on AOO six components, Math, Base, Draw,
> Impress,
> > > > > > > Writer, Calc for three days.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > 5. Globalization and Translation testing
> > > > > > >    If other languages build are offered as RC builds(seems
we
> will only
> > > > > > > have English only RC build for AOO 3.4), quick globalization
> and
> > > > > > > translation testing will be done. Which include:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >    - Check the UI
> > > > > > >    - Switch locale and check some culture related functions,
> such as
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >    currency, date, formula etc.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > The above testing are supposed to be done during 1 week
and
> during this
> > > > > > > week, if no critical issues are reported, we can say the
RC
> build is ready
> > > > > > > to ship based on vote.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > I placed this plan here:
> > > > > > > https://cwiki.apache.org/**confluence/display/OOOUSERS/**
> > > > > > > AOO+3.4+RC+Build+Test+Plan<
> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/AOO+3.4+RC+Build+Test+Plan
> >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Lily
> > > > > > I did some additional tests for r1299571 on Windows XP and Suse
> 11.3 Linux
> > > > > > with VCL testtool.
> > > > > > They look very promising. I haven't found any big flaws. Some
> tests show
> > > > > > that some controls are missing and they stumble over the new
> color picker.
> > > > > > Lots of tests don't show any warning or error.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Groetjes,
> > > > > > Olaf
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> >
>
> Well I think it's quite easy if somebody wants to support this platform,
> means build it frequently, fix issues, do testing etc. then we are all fine
> with supporting it.
>
> I will kick it of the readme to avoid false expectations ;-)
>
>
I checked MSDN to see if the ISO image for Windows 2000 was available for
testing.  I don't see it.  XP/Vista/7/8 preview are available, but no
2000.

-Rob


> Juergen

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