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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: [UPDATE SERVICE] proposal for a AOO 3.4 update service
Date Tue, 15 May 2012 14:11:37 GMT
On Tue, May 15, 2012 at 8:11 AM, Oliver-Rainer Wittmann
<> wrote:
> Hi,
> From my point of view it would make sense to reactivate a simple update
> service for AOO 3.4.
> The update URL for AOO 3.4 is:
> (plus a query part ?pkgfmt=<pkgformat> for non-Windows platforms)
> As this URL resolves to nothing, the user currently gets the following
> response from the update functionality in AOO 3.4:
> Status: Checking for an update failed.
> Description: General Internet error has occurred.
> I propose provide the following XML document when a HTTP GET request to the
> above given URL is made:
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
> <inst:description
> xmlns:inst="">
> </inst:description>
> Kay already made such an XML document available at:
> This response would allow the update functionality in AOO 3.4 to return to
> the user that the version is up to date.
> Thus, to reactivate an working update service for AOO 3.4 a redirection is
> needed.

Are proposing that we just have a static XML file and redirect the
requests so it loads that static file?

I can see that as being a useful short-term solution.  But soon we'll
need some more complicated logic, right?  For example, when we enable
the 3.3. update check, we'll need to know that updates are available
for some languages, but not others.  Can we do that all with
redirection to static files?  Or do we need server-based logic, i.e.,
a cgi script?

If we're going to need a cgi script in the end, I wonder if it makes
sense to start with one now?  We could have a simply script that today
just always points to the "no update available" XML for AOO 3.4.  But
then we make it more complicated as we go.

> Can somebody make this happen?
> I have to admit that do not have the knowledge to do it on my own.

If we just redirect to a static file, I think you can just enter a
JIRA request for Infra.  If we go with a cgi script then we need
someone to develop that script first.


> Best regards, Oliver.

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