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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: What to say in AOO 3.4.1 release announcement about the ports? (BSD, Solaris, OS/2)?
Date Sat, 18 Aug 2012 13:57:50 GMT
On Sat, Aug 18, 2012 at 9:51 AM, drew <drew@baseanswers.com> wrote:
> 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?
>

I think that is what Marcus was suggesting.  Should probably have
mention of BSD, Solaris, OS/2 ports.  And did we also agree on
WinPenPack and portableApps (or did they ever release an AOO version?)

-Rob


> //drew
>
>

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