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From Louis Suárez-Potts <>
Subject Re: Is there any way to reach extension authors?
Date Thu, 12 Apr 2012 15:35:42 GMT

On 2012-04-12, at 15:57 , Jürgen Schmidt wrote:

> On 4/12/12 4:23 PM, Rob Weir wrote:
>> On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 10:17 AM, Roberto Galoppini<>  wrote:
>>> On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 5:02 AM, Rob Weir<>  wrote:
>>>> I think it would be good if we could get them the message that AOO 3.4
>>>> should be released soon, and that they are invited to download/install
>>>> our latest dev back and verify that their extensions work and make any
>>>> needed updates.  We would point them also to the details of the
>>>> changes described in the readme file.  Of course, we hope that no
>>>> changes are needed, but it is worth checking.
>>>> How would we get such a message out?  There is no mailing list of
>>>> extension authors, right?
>>> We could contact Extensions' authors via direct mailing.
>> How?  Is this something that SF can send out, if we draft the text?
>> Also, is there any community mailing list or forum for extension
>> authors?
> I guided all subscribers of the former api and extensions dev mailing list to our ooo-dev

I think it actually also makes sense to initiate a new effort to get extension writers. We
did this several years ago, but at the time, b/c of the typical politics of some big corporations,
we ran up against some obstacles, that I think won't exist now. 

What I would like to do, then, is to have a programme that could work with community colleges
such as Seneca, with which I have contacts and with which OOo had worked before, and with
universities Eric B. has worked with. As well, with the many smaller companies making up the

Do keep in mind that we realized many years ago that the best way to expand the developer
and contributor community of OOo was via the extensions. It was this idea that impelled me,
that compelled Juergen, that stimulated the early creators of the Extensions project. 

> Juergen
>> -Rob
>>> Roberto
>>>> -Rob
>>> ====
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