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From RGB ES <rgb.m...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: What do we say about Binaries, Packagers and Distributors? [Was Re: Did we ever reach consensus on support for Windows 2000]
Date Sun, 30 Sep 2012 22:56:34 GMT
2012/10/1 Kay Schenk <kay.schenk@gmail.com>

>
> Maybe at some point we could craft something similar like,
>
> Apache OpenOffice project (podling) provides releases in two forms,
> binaries which  run on:
>          Windows 7, XP and Vista. [reasons why these particular
> versions, state prerequisites]
>          MacOSX 10. .... [reasons why these particular versions,
> prerequisites]
>          Linux .... [reasons for versions, prerequisities]
>
> and source which can be used to build on:
>          Windows
>          MacOSX
>          Linux
>          FreeBSD
>

and Solaris?



>
> by following the provided build instructions [link here].
>
> I think it may confuse some people to use wording like -- "For the
> convenience of our users..." when all they've ever downloaded is
> binaries. I wouldn't want them to think at some point we would abandon
> the binaries. Most users think of OpenOffice as something they just
> install and run.
>

+1. This is one of those situations on which trying to make things clearer
can obscure everything so we must be very careful with the wording.

Regards
Ricardo

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