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From Oliver-Rainer Wittmann <>
Subject Re: Registration
Date Tue, 14 Aug 2012 07:25:30 GMT

On 09.08.2012 16:23, Rob Weir wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 2:34 AM, Oliver-Rainer Wittmann
> <> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On 07.08.2012 23:44, Andrea Pescetti wrote:
>>> On 23/07/2012 Rob Weir wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 12:53 PM, Andrea Pescetti wrote:
>>>>> So I'd propose to ask Infra to redirect the whole domains
>>>>> to something that explains that is now at Apache.
>>>> So it might make sense to send them to the download page?  Or a
>>>> custom/new page that says:
>>>> a) Thank you for installing OOo
>>>> b) OOo is now at Apache
>>>> c) The latest version is AOO 3.4.  You can get it here (give download
>>>> link)
>>>> d) Useful extensions and templates are here (give links)
>>>> e) If you want to stay informed about new releases and other
>>>> announcements, here is our announcement link, Twitter account, etc.
>>> I created a page with this content at
>> This page looks good.
>> May be we can use it also for our update service. It could be the landing
>> page for users of legacy OOo versions for whose language we do not have a
>> released package. Currently, the update service for such legacy OOo versions
>> is not active.
> How would that work, for an end user?  I thought an update check
> occurs every week.  So suppose someone was currently using OOo 3.3.0
> in the Korean translation.  Every week they would get a notification
> saying an update is available.  This would take them to a page (in
> English) that says AOO 3.4.0 is available, but not in Korean.  And if
> they don't install 3.4.0 they continue to get the message every week?
> That sounds annoying.

You are right, that would be annoying.

> Or is there a way we can give a set of users a message once, so after
> they dismiss the message it does not return every week?  Something
> like an Atom/RSS feed that can be displayed in the client.  That would
> be more useful.
> Of course, we cannot now modify the UI and logic of OOo 3.3.0.  But we
> could fake it with a hack.  For example, we could a message in for all
> languages in the update XML, but only have it there for 2 weeks.  Then
> we would revert the XML back to only notifying users for updates in
> their language.

Sounds like a reasonable idea.

Best regards, Oliver.

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