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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: CMS diff: Apache OpenOffice (Incubating)
Date Sun, 24 Jun 2012 16:21:48 GMT
On Sun, Jun 24, 2012 at 12:13 PM,  <robweir@cms.zones.apache.org> wrote:
> Clone URL (Committers only):
> https://cms.apache.org/redirect?new=anonymous;action=diff;uri=http://openofficeorg.apache.org/openofficeorg%2Findex.mdtext
>
> robweir -- testing, no need to apply patch
>

So getting the patch generated and mailed worked.  But when I then
went into my mail and tried to click the clone link, I got an error
about not being able to clone myself.  I'm not an expert in bioethics,
but this sounds like a reasonable prohibition ;-)

Exiting browser and going back in to Gmail fixed the problem.  I think
the issue was the browser was caching the CMS authentication for user
anonymous, and I had to clear that first.  But this is a weird
scenario, one that would only come up in a demo.  Typically the person
making and applying the patch are two different people.

So overall this looks cool.  Two enhancements that would make it even better:

1) Some static text saying something along the lines of "By clicking
submit you agree to provide this patch under the terms of the Apache
License 2.0 [link]"

2) A text box for entering a comment associated with the patch, which
would be inserted into the email.   This helps the committer applying
the patch understand what they are looking at, if it is not obvious.


-Rob

> Index: /trunk/content/openofficeorg/index.mdtext
> ===================================================================
> --- /trunk/content/openofficeorg/index.mdtext   (revision 1353213)
> +++ /trunk/content/openofficeorg/index.mdtext   (working copy)
> @@ -7,8 +7,8 @@
>   - [Download Binaries](http://download.openoffice.org)
>
>  Apache OpenOffice is comprised of six personal productivity applications: a word processor
(and its web-authoring component),
> -spreadsheet, presentation graphics, drawing, equation editor, and database. OpenOffice
is released on Windows, Solaris, Linux and
> -Macintosh operation systems, with more communities joining, including a mature FreeBSD
port. OpenOffice is localized, supporting
> +spreadsheet, presentation graphics, drawing, equation editor, and database. OpenOffice
is released on Windows, Linux and
> +Macintosh operation systems, with more ports in progress, including FreeBSD, Solaris
and OS/2. OpenOffice is localized, supporting
>  over 110 languages worldwide.
>
>  OpenOffice.org  [was donated] [4] to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) on June
1, 2011. As with any code base for consideration
>

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