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From Oliver-Rainer Wittmann <orwittm...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: [HEADS UP] Re: [UPDATE SERVICE] proposal a OOo 3.3 update service
Date Thu, 31 May 2012 07:59:38 GMT
Hi,

On 30.05.2012 12:43, Oliver-Rainer Wittmann wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On 22.05.2012 15:21, Oliver-Rainer Wittmann wrote:
>>
>> [snip]
>>
>> It looks like we can go with the "static" solution as a short-term solution.
>>
>> Thus, I will do the following:
>> - Creation of a complete XML document
>> - Include entries for at least one languages for which we have currently no AOO
>> 3.4 installation package.
>> - Providing the XML document and possible variants on [3] for testing and
>> verification.
>> - Call for volunteers to test the XML document at [3].
>> - Integrate feedback, if we want to have direct download links or links to a
>> certain existing web page for manual download.
>> - Activate the update service
>> -- move the final XML document to [4].
>> -- ask ASF infrastructure team to redirect OOo 3.3 Update URL [5] to [4].
>>
>> My goal is to have the update service for OOo 3.3 running at the end of next
>> week.
>>
>> Any objections?
>>
>> Any volunteers in advance which want to test?
>> If yes, please provide information about your OOo 3.3 installation (operating
>> system and language) and the test cases (direct download link, link to download
>> page, ...) you want to test.
>>
>> [3] http://people.apache.org/~orw/testupdateservice/
>> [4] http://www.openoffice.org/projects/update36/ProductUpdateService/check.Update
>> [5] http://update36.services.openoffice.org/ProductUpdateService/check.Update
>>
>>
>
> I have finished the creation of an XML document. It contains a feed with entries
> for all platform and language combinations for which we have an AOO 3.4
> installation package.
> Each entry provides a link to web page [6]. This web page is a currently empty
> landing page for our OOo 3.3 users. On this page we can provide information
> about our new home at the Apache Software Foundation and our AOO 3.4 release.
>  From here we can direct our OOo 3.3 to our download page [7].
> The reasons why I choose to provide a link to web page instead of providing
> direct download links are the following:
> - for platform Linux the "static" solution can not decide which package format
> is requested.
> - Rob and myself are in favor of such a landing page.
>  From the OOo 3.3 update functionality the user can directly open this web page
> in the default browser.
> The XML document can be found at [4]. I also put it at [3] as file "check.Update".
>
> Please start your testing.
> To test please perform the following steps:
> (step 1) stop your running OOo 3.3 instance inclusive quickstarter.
> (step 2) find in your OOo 3.3 installation the file "version.ini" (Windows)
> respectively the file "versionrc" (other platforms).
> (step 3) in this file replace in field "UpdateURL" the string
> [5] by [4] or by "http://people.apache.org/~orw/testupdateservice/check.Update".
> Please keep an existing query part, e.g. "?pkgformat=rpm".
> (step 4) start your OOo 3.3
> (step 5a) check for an update manually via Menu Help - Check for Updates
> (step 5b) wait for the automatic update check configured via Menu Tools -
> Options - OpenOffice.org - Online Update. An available update should be notified
> on the right of your menu bar.
>
> Thanks in advance for your test efforts.
>
> Currently, I have no variants of the XML document ready. But, I am prepared to
> create the one or the other corresponding to your feedback.
>
> [6] http://www.openoffice.org/projects/update36/ProductUpdateService/index.html
> [7] http://www.openoffice.org/download
>
>

Andre and myself have tested the following use cases:
- Ubuntu Linux, 64bit, language nl
- Windows 7, language it
- Windows 7, language en-us
- MacOS X, language nl
- MacOS X, language bn

All worked as expected.

Best regards, Oliver.


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