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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [UPDATE SERVICE] proposal to activate the update service for OOo 3.2 and OOo 3.2.1
Date Fri, 06 Jul 2012 20:16:36 GMT
On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 5:30 AM, Oliver-Rainer Wittmann
<orwittmann@googlemail.com> 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 openoffice.us.com 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
"OpenOffice.org 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.

-Rob

> These would be OOo 3.2/3.2.1 versions of the following languages on Windows,
> MacOS X, Linux 32bit and Linux 64bit:
> - English (US)
> - Arabic
> - Chinese (simplified)
> - Chinese (traditional)
> - Czech
> - Dutch
> - French
> - Galician
> - German
> - Hungarian
> - Italian
> - Japanese
> - Portuguese (Brazilian)
> - Russian
> - Spanish
>
> If nobody objects, I will work on the following tasks to make this happen:
> (A) get in contact with Apache infrastructure in order to get the following
> Update URLs of OOo 3.2.1 and OOo 3.2 redirected:
> -- http://update35.services.openoffice.org/ProductUpdateService/check.Update
> -- http://update34.services.openoffice.org/ProductUpdateService/check.Update
> These are the Update URL of OOo 3.2.1 resp. OOo 3.2
> (B) creation of corresponding XML documents at the following URLs:
> --
> http://www.openoffice.org/projects/update35/ProductUpdateService/check.Update
> --
> http://www.openoffice.org/projects/update34/ProductUpdateService/check.Update
> The content of these XML documents will be more or less the same as for our
> OOo 3.3 update service, found at [2], but will contain download URLs with
> corresponding URL parameters in order to identify the OOo version which is
> using the update function.
>
> [1] http://markmail.org/message/kepaycvdsaibijn6
> [2]
> http://www.openoffice.org/projects/update36/ProductUpdateService/check.Update
>
>
> Best regards, Oliver.

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