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From Kay Schenk <>
Subject Re: EXTERNAL: What to say in AOO 3.4.1 release announcement about the ports? (BSD, Solaris, OS/2)?
Date Tue, 31 Jul 2012 19:55:33 GMT
On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 12:38 PM, Keith N. McKenna <> wrote:

> Steele, Raymond wrote:
>> Information about the Solaris port is useful to me.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Rob Weir []
>> Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 11:37 AM
>> To:
>> Subject: EXTERNAL: What to say in AOO 3.4.1 release announcement about
>> the ports? (BSD, Solaris, OS/2)?
>> 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.
 yes...I was thinking about this also. I thik we should mention them.  This
goes back to the "porting" project -- a web site area we still have not
dealt with really, but part of the legacy "ecosystem". However, readers may
wonder why they are not part of the "standard" release. So, I'm not sure
what we should say in this regard.

But, yes, we should definitely mention them them in the release notes and
provide links.  I know where to get FreeBSD, and I think OS/2 or Solaris.
Also, I'm not sure at this point what the status is of those with respect
to incorporating current fixes for 3.4.1. But, they will be at whatever
release level they are I guess.

>> The alternative would be to not mention the ports at all.
>> Regards,
>> -Rob
>>  Hi Rob;
> I was just considering asking the same question in regards to the 3.4.1
> Release Notes. I believe that is is worth mentioning all three platforms as
> even though they may not as yet release through the Apache infrastructure
> the work is being done within the project by people, some of whom if not
> all, are committers.
> Regards
> Keith


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