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From Dave Fisher <>
Subject Re: After AOO 3.4?
Date Sat, 28 Apr 2012 21:39:12 GMT

On Apr 28, 2012, at 1:07 PM, Pedro Giffuni wrote:

> Hello;
> On 04/28/12 11:32, Rob Weir wrote:
>> I'm already starting to get questions on what we'll be doing after AOO
>> 3.4 is released.  Based on previous conversations on this list, I'm
>> able to speak confidently about a few things:
>> 1) We'll probably graduate to a Top Level Project
>> 2) IBM says they will contribute Symphony source code after 3.4 is released
>> 3) We have some initial feature ideas for AOO 4.0 on the wiki:
>> 4) We also have some ideas listed for an AOO 4.1:
>> Beyond that, do we have anything to say?
> Well, we have to integrate some CWSs. I am interested in gnumake4
> since it might help clean some issues in the BSD port. For the rest
> I am not sure what is there or how stable it is so I would guess
> we should tackle them slowly and leave most of them for "later".
> We also have to update some components. Anything with an Apache
> tag on it, like Apache Commons or Apache Lucene comes first
> because working with other Apache projects is key for our
> graduation.

The amount of "Apache" product consumed will have nothing to do with my IPMC vote. Our community
diversity, IP, and release are the main criteria.

> Some other components are important but involve a lot
> of hard work: It would be really great if someone from ICU would
> give a hand too.
> The clang port is also rather important and would help the MacOSX
> support.
> Finally, I think we should continue cleaning/replacing some Category-B
> software. For example, carrying an outdated version of Mozilla SeaMonkey
> just for addressbook support, is a nonsense.

Category B cleanup and removal of prebuilt packages from SVN would be good.

> All in all, I think we should focus on stability and not on features.

Cleaning up the Readme, branding and NOTICE will be helpful.


> Just my $0.02.
> Pedro.

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