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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 Mon, 20 Aug 2012 23:39:58 GMT
On Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 7:24 PM, Andrea Pescetti <pescetti@apache.org> wrote:
> Kay Schenk wrote:
>>
>> So, I think the second column on the porting page should be removed
>> entirely. I feel winPenPack is a distribution and not a port, and
>> therefore this would go as well. (I need to look again to see how/why
>> this was even suggested). I think we would take on an incredible amount
>> of work if we decided to start listing distribution entities
>
>
> There are surely many more (say, 100x) people asking for a "portable"
> version for Windows (and we have WinPenPack already available, and I hope
> PortableApps will join soon) than people asking for a BSD, Solaris or OS/2
> port. So I feel that removing portable versions would be a disservice to
> users.
>
> Actually I don't know how many other distributions are there, but the only
> requests I've seen so far on mailing lists and forums are for portable
> versions and, to a smaller extent, for versions compatible with older Linux
> glibc versions (and Ariel provided those too, on his personal web space, and
> I believe they should be listed on the same page too).
>

I agree that we should have some mention of other versions or
distributions that are based on AOO code, even if they are not
strictly "ports".  The question is where to mention them?

-Rob

> Regards,
>   Andrea.

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