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From drew jensen <drewjensen.in...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: What to say in AOO 3.4.1 release announcement about the ports? (BSD, Solaris, OS/2)?
Date Wed, 01 Aug 2012 15:57:43 GMT
On Wed, 2012-08-01 at 08:47 -0700, Kay Schenk wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 2:04 PM, drew <drew@baseanswers.com> wrote:
> 
> > 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.
> >
> >
> >
> > > 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).
> >
> 
> Hi Drew--
> 
> We have a page -- actually a former "project" at --
> 
>  http://www.openoffice.org/porting/
> 
> that needs a LOT of cleanup.
> 
> Any volunteers to take the lead on cleaning this up and just highlighting
> what we're dealing with now? FreeBSD, OS/2, and Solaris?

Hi Kay,

Yes, I'll work on that page today and ping the list when it is in
stagging.

//drew

> 
> 
> 
> > 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.
> >
> > 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.
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > > -Rob
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> 
> 



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