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From drew <d...@baseanswers.com>
Subject Re: What to say in AOO 3.4.1 release announcement about the ports? (BSD, Solaris, OS/2)?
Date Sat, 18 Aug 2012 13:51:13 GMT
On Sat, 2012-08-18 at 08:48 -0400, Rob Weir wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 18, 2012 at 3:36 AM, Marcus (OOo) <marcus.mail@wtnet.de> wrote:
> > Am 08/18/2012 06:38 AM, schrieb Keith N. McKenna:
> >
> >> Marcus (OOo) wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Am 08/02/2012 02:12 AM, schrieb Rob Weir:
> >>>>
> >>>> On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 7:37 PM, drew<drew@baseanswers.com> wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>> On Wed, 2012-08-01 at 18:28 -0400, Rob Weir wrote:
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 12:24 PM, drew
> >>>>>> jensen<drewjensen.inbox@gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> On Wed, 2012-08-01 at 09:09 -0700, Pedro Giffuni wrote:
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> Hi Kay;
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> I did some basic update to the FreeBSD porting site
sometime ago:
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> http://www.openoffice.org/porting/freebsd/
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> The site doesn't seem linked from the top-level porting
site though.
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> I would prefer to spend my time on the code rather than
on the
> >>>>>>>> release
> >>>>>>>> announcement, however feel free to mention explicitly
the FreeBSD
> >>>>>>>> port.
> >>>>>>>> Just to make it clear: we still have some cleanup to
do but the
> >>>>>>>> port is
> >>>>>>>> fully operational and FreeBSD users are fully aware
that it's
> >>>>>>>> available
> >>>>>>>> on FreeBSD releases.
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> Pedro.
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Hi Pedro,
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Then for BSD it should be enough to just point to the page
you
> >>>>>>> updated,
> >>>>>>> yes?
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> IMHO, we should consolidate all the porting links onto that
one page.
> >>>>>> That way it gives one clear place to link to in the announcement,
but
> >>>>>> also a single place we can link to from other places in the
future.
> >>>>>> For example, we should probably eventually have a link to the
porting
> >>>>>> page from the download page.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> -Rob
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> hmmm - well, I'm just getting around to looking at things for this
> >>>>> evening.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Looking at the page(s) now... *chuckling*..
> >>>>>
> >>>>> This might not be the right place for what I thought was the task
- a
> >>>>> list of existing known ports which are not part of the official
AOO
> >>>>> release regiment.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> The porting page and it's associated pages seem more about the act
of
> >>>>> creating a port, with
> >>>>>
> >>>>> http://www.openoffice.org/porting/porting_overview.html
> >>>>>
> >>>>> and
> >>>>> http://www.openoffice.org/porting/porting_implement.html
> >>>>>
> >>>>> which starts off by pointing to this page:
> >>>>> http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Porting_Efforts
> >>>>>
> >>>>> and that offers links to places such as
> >>>>> http://www.openoffice.org/udk/cpp/man/cpp_bridges.html
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> So do we really want a page for listing existing non-official ports
> >>>>> that
> >>>>> are known, a simple information service for our users without and
> >>>>> explicitly stating such, endorsing the work - or do we want a resource
> >>>>> for those wanting to perform a port to a new platform - for the
> >>>>> announcement(s) that is.
> >>>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> Yes. ;-)
> >>>>
> >>>> Maybe the existing porting page remains as a developer-focused page?
> >>>> It needs to be updated, of course, but maybe not as urgent.
> >>>>
> >>>> Then we also need a user-facing page about existing ports. Maybe that
> >>>> could be a new page in the /download directory?
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> There is already a page which points to 3rd party software / packages:
> >>>
> >>> http://www.openoffice.org/download/non_ASF.html
> >>>
> >>> Kay has created this to compensate the old distribution webpage which
> >>> was totally outdated.
> >>>
> >>> So, what about to extend this new page with a "Ports" section from
> >>> FreeBSD, Solaris, OS/2 and others?
> >>>
> >>>> For the announcement the user-facing one would be the most
> >>>> appropriate, yes?
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> I think so.
> >>>
> >>> Marcus
> >>>
> >>>
> >> Morning All;
> >>
> >> Just checking in on this thread to see if there has been any consensus
> >> on how we should do this or if we should. As we are fast approaching
> >> release of 3.4.1 I would like to get this into the Release Notes.
> >>
> >> As a stated bore I believe that it is important to get the information
> >> out that these operating systems are not forgotten and that Apache
> >> OpenOffice is available.
> >
> >
> > As I haven't seen any different let's add these OSs with a statement to the
> > "non_ASF.html" webpage.
> >
> 
> The announcement current links to:  http://www.openoffice.org/porting/
> 
> Is that the wrong place?  That URL is the top listing if someone
> searches Google for "openoffice ports.
> 
> I'm happy to change the announcement to point to:
> http://www.openoffice.org/download/non_ASF.html
> 
> But we would need to get some content there.  It is in the CMS, so
> anyone can edit it.
> 
> -Rob
> 
> 
> 
> 
> > Marcus
> 

Ah, I was supposed to make up something for that - well it's Saturday
morning and I can do that now..

to be sure - it is this page that gets updated:

http://www.openoffice.org/download/non_ASF.html

yes?

//drew



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