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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 Sat, 18 Aug 2012 07:36:29 GMT
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.

Marcus

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