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From Kay Schenk <kay.sch...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [RELEASE] new DL test...needs review and comments, and probably correction
Date Mon, 07 May 2012 20:52:16 GMT
On Mon, May 7, 2012 at 1:47 PM, Dave Fisher <dave2wave@comcast.net> wrote:

>
> On May 7, 2012, at 1:38 PM, Marcus (OOo) wrote:
>
> > Am 05/07/2012 11:00 AM, schrieb Jürgen Schmidt:
> >> On 5/6/12 2:51 PM, Marcus (OOo) wrote:
> >>> Am 05/06/2012 01:31 PM, schrieb Jürgen Schmidt:
> >>>> On 5/6/12 1:02 PM, Andrea Pescetti wrote:
> >>>>> On 05/05/2012 Marcus (OOo) wrote:
> >>>>>> The checksums file is ready:
> >>>>>>
> http://ooo-site.staging.apache.org/download/test/checksums_new_dl.html
> >>>>>
> >>>>> It's nice, even though a bit scary (four different verification
> >>>>> mechanisms are probably overkill); but this will satisfy everybody,
> so
> >>>>> OK.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I see that many links in that page are broken (e.g., links to Windows
> >>>>> builds, to 64-bit DEBs and so on); I tend to believe this is known
> >>>>> and/or wanted for the time being, but, if it isn't, just click
> >>>>> around on
> >>>>> that page and you will see plenty of broken links.
> >>>>
> >>>> we can potentially drop one sha checksum ;-)
> >>>
> >>> Yes, for sure.
> >>>
> >>>> I have drafted the download page on the project page.
> >>>
> >>> That's good.
> >>>
> >>> An additional link to the (upcoming) official announcement (mail
> >>> archive, blog post, etc.) would be good.
> >>>
> >>>> http://openofficeorg.staging.apache.org/openofficeorg/downloads.html
> >>>>
> >>>> Review is appreciated.
> >>>>
> >>>> - downloads of source files via Apache mirrors
> >>>> - SDK as well
> >>>> - checksum files directly from dist
> >>>
> >>> Do you have any special reason to show download links also here?
> >>
> >> I initially had only the source files listed there but based on some
> >> discussion (email) to use the Apache mirrors for the SDK as well I
> >> decided to list the SDK here as well.
> >>
> >> I think it is common to list at least the source tarballs on this
> >> download page directly because the src tarballs are very important for
> >> Apache. Well for most of our users the binaries are more important but
> >> for that we have the 1-click downloads on www.openoffice.org
> >
> > Don't get me wrong. These are good arguments - also because we are
> actually just one of many ASF podlings.
> >
> > However, it is still another location to take care for any changes.
>
> I would like to have a release defined by an xml and/or doap files which
> can be transformed using xslt and other tools into download webpages in
> either html or mdtext. These files would also be useful for other project
> processes.
>
> That would become the one place for the build, qa, release, and website.
>
> Regards,
> Dave
>
>
>
Maybe next week, I will start on a new "spec" page for our DL functions. It
will be very general but I'm hoping we can use a wiki page for
brainstorming about data structures, logic , output, etc.  So, this is a
good idea. Stay tuned...

>
> > My 2 ct.
> >
> > Marcus
> >
> >
> >
> >> All is
> >>> (will be) available in the download area (currently here:
> >>> "http://ooo-site.staging.apache.org/download/test/index_new_dl.html"
> and
> >>> "http://ooo-site.staging.apache.org/download/test/other_new_dl.html").
> >>>
> >>> Otherwise I would suggest that the webpage points only to the already
> >>> existing download webpages. Then we will have less work when updating
> >>> downloads.
> >>>
> >>> Source --> http://www.openoffice.org/download/other.html#tested-sdk
> >>> SDK --> http://www.openoffice.org/download/other.html#tested-sdk
> >>> Binaries --> http://www.openoffice.org/download/index.html
> >>> Checksums --> http://www.openoffice.org/download/checksums.html
> >>>
> >>> If you want to mention the legacy builds it would be great to point
> also
> >>> here to the respective webpage:
> >>> "http://www.openoffice.org/download/legacy/index.html".
> >>>
> >>> If you want to mention the archive in general (prior OOo 3.3.0) this
> >>> link is helping: "http://www.openoffice.org/download/archive.html".
> >>>
> >>> Marcus
>
>


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