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From Larry Gusaas <>
Subject Re: [EXTENSIONS][RELEASE] (was RE: Calling all volunteers: It is time to test)
Date Mon, 05 Mar 2012 22:15:12 GMT
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
    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

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?

> Those
> are the only changes we're making right now.  Release blocking issues
> are issues in BZ that have the 3.4 release blocking issue flag set.
> You are welcome to add such an issue if you think one is lacking.  You
> can suggest things until you turn blue in the face and it will not
> accomplish as much as the simple act of entering an issue once in BZ.

Is this not an issue for discussion? Having AOO overwrite, or not overwrite, OOo is a policy

decision that needs discussion. Or, as the grand poobah, are you saying it doesn't? Where
this decision been made?

> But I remind you that the fact that extensions will need to be
> reinstalled in 3.4 is something that has been well-known in this
> project for nearly 6 months now.  But no one has cared to do anything
> about it.  And no one has raised it as release blocking issue, not
> even as of today.

And now the decision has to be made about how to deal with the problem. Overwriting OOo and

eliminating the extensions will create a huge howl from tons of users and create unnecessary

extra work for the people providing user support.


Larry I. Gusaas
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan Canada
"An artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs." - Edgard Varese

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