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From RGB ES <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS][VOTE] Release Apache OpenOffice 3.4 (incubating) RC1
Date Sun, 22 Apr 2012 15:05:55 GMT
El día 22 de abril de 2012 16:51, Rob Weir <> escribió:
> On Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 7:21 PM, Kay Schenk <> wrote:
> <snip>
>> OK, I have a question on this one. MUST we download and build or can we vote
>> on an already built (binary) version? There was some discussion about this,
>> and, yes, there are notes about this on general information for Apache
>> releases, but...I jsut noticed the vote from Hagar Delest which implies he
>> used a binary so this is why I ask.
> You are not required to build the AOO RC in order to vote.   Remember,
> participating in the review and approval of releases is one of the
> most basic responsibilities of *all* PMC members.   We have selected
> PMC members with a wide range of relevant skills, not all of them are
> coders.  So not everyone is expected to build.  But I would expect
> that everyone who votes will find something that they can do to help
> verify the RC.   For example, installing, verifying a translation,
> reviewing the LICENSE and NOTICE file, reviewing the RAT scan output,
> etc.
> Remember, unlike a much smaller project at Apache, we cannot assume
> that there is even a single person who understands all aspects of the
> product.  Not even one.  Those who can build on Windows might not be
> the same ones who can verify the Gallacian translation, and those who
> understand the details of the LICENSE requirements might not have
> access to a 64-bit Linux machine to test that install.  So we need to
> rely on others.
> So, a +1 to me means three things:
> 1) I have verified what I can verify and it looks acceptable for a release.
> 2) No one else has reported a credible, substantial issue with the RC.
> 3) I believe that there has been sufficient overall review of the RC.
> So obviously my vote can change based on what others find and report
> about the RC.  In particular I plan to test a few install scenarios
> and if they work out, I'll vote +1 later today.  But if someone later
> finds a serious issue, then I could change my vote.
> -Rob

Thanks Rob for the clarification (I had the same doubt expressed by
Kay Schenk). I installed and used the build on my openSUSE 11.4, 64
bits box without problems so this is a huge


from me (PPMC member: rgb-es @ apache)


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