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From Shenfeng Liu <>
Subject Re: Next steps for Symphony and AOO
Date Thu, 05 Jul 2012 16:36:26 GMT
 I feel so glad to see your support to Symphony! And I believe what you
experimented will be a Very good experience for the code merge, whatever
the direction will be.
 It is a hard choice, and we want to keep the strong support to existing
users, and attract more new users. But we have limited effort, so IMO we'd
better focus on one direction and move forward ASAP.
 I hope there will be more people out of Symphony team can help the feature
migration. If you are interested in any of the Symphony feature and want to
integrate into AOO, don't hesitate to reach out to Symphony developers for
more details, and we can work together!

- Simon

在 2012年7月5日星期四,Pedro Giffuni <> 写道:
> Hello Simon;
> I know rebasing from Symphony option was never very
> popular here.
> Just for the record, I ran a small experiment in
> the Symphony SVN: I used "svn merge" to bring some
> changes from AOO. The process was rather easy and
> fun.
> I find the Symphony team did a good job updating a
> lot of stuff from AOO. The effort was incomplete but
> it was in the right direction. If we could identify
> areas that are outdated I think it wouldn't be
> difficult to merge changes from the legacy SVN server.
> Some changes would require care but they are doable.
> I like the current work going on in trunk and I am
> OK with what seems to be the choice of the majority,
> just thought I'd share the experience :).
> best regards,
> Pedro.
> --- Gio 5/7/12, Shenfeng Liu <> ha scritto:
>> Da: Shenfeng Liu <>
>> Oggetto: Re: Next steps for Symphony and AOO
>> A:
>> Data: Giovedì 5 luglio 2012, 01:28
>> Hi, all,
>> It was 4 weeks since Rob raised the topic, and there were a
>> lot of
>> discussions.
>> I'm so glad to see that people got more familiar with the
>> values in the
>> code contributed from Symphony, tried it out, and liked to
>> see those values
>> to be integrated into AOO future releases. I treat it as a
>> big recognition
>> to Symphony team.
>> While per my reading from the discussion, we generally
>> agreed that the
>> favorite way of integrating the values is to continuously
>> merging Symphony
>> into AOO, feature by feature. This way is good for
>> community's growth and
>> emotion, keeping strong support to the large OpenOffice
>> users base as well
>> as many BPs, and avoiding the technical uncertainty of the
>> code base switch.
>> I also noticed that this thread is no longer as active as 2
>> weeks before.
>> So I suggest we close this topic, and move on following the
>> current
>> direction we agreed.
>> We already have a successfully 3.4, and 3.4.1 is coming
>> soon. And we can
>> notice that many people are actively working on the trunk
>> for the next
>> release. I think it is time for us to discuss the target and
>> plan for the
>> next release now. It is long way to go, but as RGB ES
>> quoted, "walking slow
>> you'll arrive far". With more contributors, we will have
>> bigger steps to
>> bring Symphony value in and develop new features.
>> Overall, my suggestion is: close this discussion thread, and
>> kick off a new
>> topic for the discussion of our next release.
>> Thanks!
>> - Simon

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