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From Dave Fisher <dave2w...@comcast.net>
Subject Re: Distributing AOO 3.4: The 22 things we need to do before we announce
Date Fri, 27 Apr 2012 17:28:13 GMT

On Apr 27, 2012, at 8:59 AM, Rob Weir wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 11:26 AM, Kay Schenk <kay.schenk@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 7:41 AM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
>> 
>>> 
>>> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/AOO+3.4+Distribution+Tasks
>>> 
>>> Please review this task list and see if anything is missing.   It
>>> would be great to confirm that this list is complete and to have a
>>> volunteer's name listed against each one of these tasks.
>>> 
>> 
>> Hi Rob --
>> 
>> I just took a very quick look and added some verbiage to item #4. We need
>> some test time after these changes are in place--maybe even a  day.
>> 
> 
> OK.
> 
>> 
>> 
>> On item #3--
>> 
>>  "Make a copy of the the older MirrorBrain-enabled download/index.html and
>> download/other.html pages.  Put them in a download/330 directory.  Add a
>> disclaimer notice that these are not Apache releases, but legacy releases
>> under a different license."
>> 
>> I don't see the need for a download/330/index.html.
>> 
>> I think what you're getting at is a standalone page complete with the DL
>> button generation for 3.3 which I feel is  something we don't need for this
>> earlier version. I would think just putting out a download/330/other.html.
>> So
>> It would probably be a good idea for this old "other" to at least provide
>> links for release notes for it though.
>> 
>> and linking people to that would be sufficient.
>> 
> 
> I can see arguments either way.  On the one hand, the OOo 3.3
> downloads is merely for archival use.  On the other hand, AOO 3.4 does
> not cover all languages supported by OOo 3.3, so we need some easy way
> for users to continue to get access. If you think  a copy of the 3.3.0
> version of other.html is sufficient, then let's go with that.

I think that this is an important point. NL users may not be able to read English well enough
on the other.html page to find their language.

I think we need to maintain the legacy index for that purpose.

Regards,
Dave

> 
>> 
>> 
>>> Note the additional complexity caused by having hard-coded download
>>> logic on the various NL pages.
>>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>>> 
>>> -Rob
>>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> --
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> MzK
>> 
>> "Well, life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
>>  And life has a funny way of helping you out
>>  Helping you out."
>>                            -- "Ironic", Alanis Morissette


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