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From Kay Schenk <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Apache OpenOffice 3.4 (incubating) RC1
Date Mon, 23 Apr 2012 15:24:11 GMT
+1 (PPMC, binding)

and ditto Pedro's and Rob's comments on "we should be proud".

I installed and ran some tests with the 32-bit Linux RPM binary.

I had been using a developer build since Apr 4 (can't note the svn release
number at the moment), and things were looking pretty good then to me.
Today, when I tried to do an "update" to that, I did run into a few issues
and had to un-install the Apr 4 version and clean install this newer
version. However, I think this situation may have been due an initial
installation problem with that older 3.4 install. I will document my
perceptions on openSUSE  in the revised installation instructions and
hopefully some of the other Linux folks and I can work on what's what with
the install.

It's wonderful to see the outcome of all this work come to a successful

On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 7:40 AM, Rob Weir <> wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 9:54 AM, Joost Andrae <> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > the installation wipes-out OOo 3.3 although I installed it into a
> different
> > directory. I had to deactivate Norton Sonar for the setup.exe file
> because
> > it quarantained setup.exe due to excecution of a second thread within the
> > binary (probably the vcredist file). This will most probably happen to
> most
> > of the Windows users who use an anti virus solution. Maybe this will not
> > happen if the binary is signed (rant...).
> This should fix itself over time.  Norton is looking at several risk
> factors. Two of them are how old the file is and how many other Norton
> customers have also installed it. A three-day old file that no one
> else has installed is going to look risky.
> We can also request that our installer be "whitelisted" by Symantec,
> once we have an approved release:
> But note that this would need to be done for every language, since the
> file names and hashes are different.
> -Rob
> > Setup wants to install into <program dir>\ 3\ directory.
> In my
> > opinion the directory should be <program dir>\Apache OpenOffice 3\
> because
> > it's name changed in the meantime.
> >
> > The download page should at least mention that this installation set will
> > replace a former installation of 3.
> >
> > I had a short look at the binary on my 2.8 GHz dual core dual graphics
> 13"
> > notebook with 8 GB memory and 512 GB SSD where I rerouted all temporary
> and
> > page files to a second SSD.
> > For me the application seems to be stable enough to ship it. I found no
> > problems related to load/save or import/export functionality so far.
> > Configuring Java is still tricky. Extensions are still functioning fine.
> All
> > modules started well. Armin's GSL work looks amazing! Bravo for this!
> > Within the German help index there are some broken strings.
> >
> > just my 2 € Cents...
> >
> > Kind regards, Joost
> >


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 and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea."
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