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From "Marcus (OOo)" <marcus.m...@wtnet.de>
Subject Re: What to say in AOO 3.4.1 release announcement about the ports? (BSD, Solaris, OS/2)?
Date Wed, 01 Aug 2012 20:55:59 GMT
Am 08/01/2012 06:16 PM, schrieb Kay Schenk:
> On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 8:57 AM, drew jensen<drewjensen.inbox@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> 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
>>
>
> SUPER! :)

Great that you want to takeover this task. Just updating would be great 
but I fear that you have to start at (nearly ?) zero. ;-)

Marcus



>>>> 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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