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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [SUPPORTED OS] RE: Propose AOO 3.4 RC Build Test Plan
Date Fri, 23 Mar 2012 18:31:50 GMT
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
>>>>
>>
>>
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