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From Rory O'Farrell <ofarr...@iol.ie>
Subject Re: What to say in AOO 3.4.1 release announcement about the ports? (BSD, Solaris, OS/2)?
Date Tue, 31 Jul 2012 19:52:59 GMT
On Tue, 31 Jul 2012 14:36:48 -0400
Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:

> I'm drafting the 3.4.1 release announcement blog post.  I have a
> bullet list where I highlight what is in 3.4.1.  I list what platforms
> are supported, mention the Windows 8 compatibility improvements,  and
> then follow with this bullet item:
> 
> "Community members are also working on BSD, Solaris and OS/2 ports,
> with plans to release these outside of Apache."
> 
> Is this accurate and worth saying?   Would it make sense to also
> include links for each of these ports, where the reader can go for
> more information?
> 
> Although these are not Apache releases, they are part of the close
> ecosystem, with developers working directly in our project to support
> these ports.  So I think there is some logic to mentioning them in the
> release announcement.  But work that happens entirely outside of the
> project, like portable applications versions, would not get a mention.
> 
> Does this seem fair and appropriate?
> 
> If we agree to do this, I'll need a link for each of BSD, Solaris and
> OS/2, for more information.
> 
> The alternative would be to not mention the ports at all.
>

It would be worthwhile to mention a download count for AOO 3.4.0 and/or a download rate of
so many per day.
  
-- 
Rory O'Farrell <ofarrwrk@iol.ie>

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