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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: What to say in AOO 3.4.1 release announcement about the ports? (BSD, Solaris, OS/2)?
Date Tue, 31 Jul 2012 22:23:41 GMT
On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 5:29 PM, Marcus (OOo) <marcus.mail@wtnet.de> wrote:
> 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
> possibilities.
>

I see that we have this legacy page:  http://www.openoffice.org/porting/

Would that work?  (It looks like it would need some updating)

-Rob


>
>> 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.
>
> Marcus
>

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