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From Dave Fisher <dave2w...@comcast.net>
Subject Re: [VOTE][DISCUSS] Release Apache OpenOffice 3.4 (incubating) RC1
Date Sun, 22 Apr 2012 19:25:48 GMT

On Apr 22, 2012, at 12:19 PM, Rob Weir wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 8:58 PM, J├╝rgen Schmidt
> <jogischmidt@googlemail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> 
>> this is a call for vote on releasing the following candidate as Apache
>> OpenOffice 3.4 (incubating). This will be the first incubator release for
>> Apache OpenOffice and a key milestone to continue the success of
>> OpenOffice.org.
>> 
>> 
>> This release candidate provides the following important key changes compared
>> to former OpenOffice releases:
>> (1) Code clean up to remove all copyleft components and external
>> dependencies
>> (2) Reworked or introduced LICENSE and NOTICE file to reflect and document
>> the used licenses of the code itself as well as of external 3rd party
>> libraries
>> (3) MD5, SHA1, SHA512 hashes and GPG signatures for all of artifacts
>> 
>> For a detailed feature overview please see the release notes under
>> https://cwiki.apache.org/OOOUSERS/aoo-34-release-notes.html.
>> 
>> The release candidate artifacts (source release, as well as binary releases
>> for 16 languages) and further information how to verify and review Apache
>> OpenOffice 3.4 (incubating) can be found on the following wiki page:
>> 
>> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/AOO+3.4+%28incubating%29+Release+Candidate
>> 
>> 
>> Please vote on releasing this package as Apache OpenOffice 3.4 (incubating).
>> 
>> The vote starts now and will be open until:
>> 
>>   UTC midnight Wednesday, 25 April: 2012-04-25 24:00 UTC.
>> 
>> After the vote of the PPMC the vote will start on
>> general@incubtor.apache.org mailing and will be open for further 72 hours.
>> But we invite all people to vote (non binding) on this RC. We would like to
>> provide a release that is supported by the majority of our project members.
>> 
> 
> I downloaded the Windows/English binaries and installed in three scenarios:
> 
> 1) New Windows XP/SP3 system that never had OOo on it.
> 
> 2) XP/SP3 system that had OOo 3.3.0 already installed on it
> 
> 3) XP/SP3 system that had LO 3.5.1 already installed on it.
> 
> These scenarios all worked fine, installing cleanly.
> 
> I've also been running the dev packs in my daily work for over a month
> now.  My experience is that it is very stable.
> 
> At the ODF Plugfest in Brussels last week I used AOO 3.4 in my interop
> testing.   We did well.  We should be proud of what we've
> accomplished.

Excellent! When you have a moment a summary email and/or blog post would be wonderful.

Regards,
Dave


> 
> +1 (PPMC)
> 
>>   [ ] +1 Release this package as Apache OpenOffice 3.4 (incubating)
>>   [ ]  0 Don't care
>>   [ ] -1 Do not release this package because...
>> 


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