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From Andre Fischer>
Subject Re: [RESULT][VOTE] Release Apache OpenOffice 3.4 (incubating) RC1
Date Thu, 03 May 2012 08:24:46 GMT
On 02.05.2012 19:27, Jürgen Schmidt wrote:
> On 5/2/12 6:04 PM, Ross Gardler wrote:
>> On 2 May 2012 16:51, Pedro Giffuni<> wrote:
>> ...
>>> I have no idea if it's common for Podlings to have a successful
>>> vote in their first attempt but I have to say this result highlights
>>> the determination and impecable work done by the group.
>> +1 (it is not common)
> and it was a little bit surprising ;-) But i think we have listened and
> have incorporate feedback early and careful. And we will continue to
> improve our work here as a healthy project and a vibrant community.
> My "special" role as a release manger was only a tiny piece (and nothing
> special) of the overall work we as a *community* have achieved with this
> first release. I could list many names and I am sure I would forget
> some. So I would like to say thank you to all who helped in the last
> month to bring our first release on the road.
> I will list only some key areas where we have achieved a lot:
> - migration of the website, the wiki, the user forum, the extensions and
> template repository, bugzilla
> - setting up new internal wiki at Apache, new pootle server, new project
> web page
> - IP cleanup of the code
> - setting up build bots
> - preparing regular dev snapshots and final RC
> - great QA work
> - archiving older releases and not yet integrated cws
> - establishing a powerful mirror network with new partners
> - work on documentation to reflect the new name and latest changes
> - ...
> The release is only the successful crowning end of a huge huge effort
> and a lot of work to migrate everything from Oracle infra-structure to
> Apache and partners.
> We all know that it was not only the source code that was migrated/moved
> but much more and especially the way how we improved over time our
> collaboration on different tasks makes me very proud and I am really
> looking forward to continue this work with all of you.
> We have strong characters in the project with different communication
> styles but I think we should always look twice what individuals are
> really doing here in the project and for the project before we
> adjudicate on somebody.
> And about statements like "the major part of the community have moved
> to..." can I only laugh out loud. I felt myself always as part of the
> OOo community and I never have moved to somewhere else ;-) (sorry I
> couldn't resist)
> Thanks to all of you

I can not say that any better, so many thanks to everybody involved for 
coding, testing, translating, documenting or giving general advice.

Especially I would like to thank Jürgen for his hard work to coordinate 
all and everything.
I would like to share a picture of him in his role as master of the 
"poodle" server (~123kb):


Best regards,

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