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From "Marcus (OOo)" <>
Subject Re: What to say in AOO 3.4.1 release announcement about the ports? (BSD, Solaris, OS/2)?
Date Tue, 31 Jul 2012 21:29:30 GMT
Am 07/31/2012 11:04 PM, schrieb drew:
> On Tue, 2012-07-31 at 14:36 -0400, Rob Weir 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."
> Howdy Rob,
>> Is this accurate and worth saying?
> Yes IIRC and yes IMO.

Also from me a yes. I think it's an advantage to point to other 
platforms that we (somehow) support as this shows clearly a big 
diversity and open mind.

>> Would it make sense to also
>> include links for each of these ports, where the reader can go for
>> more information?
> I would think a better return if instead of putting direct links for
> each, create a fixed address (wiki page?) for 'other ports' (or more
> appropriate for a title).

Or a separate webpage, but anyhow. A single page that contains all ports 
with a bit text and finaly a link to go to the respective download 

> Link to that from the announcement/blog and would make that a precedent
> for future announcements.
>> 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.
> I would disagree, somewhat, in that personal preference would be to
> include the 2 or 3 portable 'wrapper' distributors as this has seemed to
> be of interest to quite a few folks in the past.

Right. Just add them to the single page with text and link. That's it. :-)

> Just my .02
> //drew
>> 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.

I don't see this as an alternative. Even when we don't support the ports 
and portables directly resp. in a big way, it's absolutely worth to 
mention this. The most common thing is the shared code base - and that's 
not small.


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