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From Oliver-Rainer Wittmann <>
Subject Re: [UPDATE SERVICE] proposal to activate the update service for OOo 3.2 and OOo 3.2.1
Date Mon, 09 Jul 2012 10:32:17 GMT
On 06.07.2012 22:16, Rob Weir wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 5:30 AM, Oliver-Rainer Wittmann
> <> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am sorry - again some stuff regarding our update service.
>> As it has been pointed out in [1] there are some more OOo versions out there
>> for which we can activate the update service.
>> Thus, I am proposing to activate the update service for installed OOo 3.2
>> and OOo 3.2.1 instances for which we have an AOO 3.4 installation package.
> Hi Oliver,
> Would it be possible to also include 3.1.0 in the update notifications?
> I mention this because that is what is installing,
> and they probably get a good number of hits, due to their search
> engine advertisements.  (The are #1 when searching for 'OpenOffice' on
> Bing.)  We don't need to agree with their methods, but I think we
> should try to help the users.  If they are installing this ancient
> code they are susceptible to all sorts of security issues.
> As far as I can tell they are offering only Windows en-US downloads.
> I just installed on a VM and the About box says it is OOO310m11
> (Build:9399).
> I tried installing AOO 3.4 on top of the 3.1.0 install and it worked
> fine.  The only odd thing I saw was that it left an empty
> " 3.1" folder in the Start menu.  I think that is
> cleaned up when upgrading 3.3 ==> 3.4.  But otherwise everything
> worked fine.
> We might need to maintain these update notifications from release to
> release, so long as some of these exploitation sites continue to push
> old versions onto users.

No problem to also activate the update service for OOo 3.1 and OOo 3.1.1.

If nobody objects, I will work on it.

Best regards, Oliver.

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