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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 14:05:22 GMT
Am 08/18/2012 02:48 PM, schrieb Rob Weir:
> 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.

Maybe not wrong but IMHO totally oudated since months and years and 
needs also a clean-up. ;-)

I'll try something.

Marcus



> 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.

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