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From "Marcus (OOo)" <>
Subject Re: Did we ever reach consensus on support for Windows 2000
Date Mon, 01 Oct 2012 22:36:12 GMT
Am 10/01/2012 11:53 PM, schrieb Kay Schenk:
> On 10/01/2012 01:46 PM, Marcus (OOo) wrote:
>> Am 10/01/2012 01:32 PM, schrieb Rob Weir:
>>> A response to this thread in general.
>>> Why has no action been taken on this yet?
>>> I'm not trying to blame or accuse anyone, but I would like to figure
>>> out why nothing has happened here yet. This is one example of several
>>> where issues seem to be discussed at length, but nothing ever happens.
>>> 1) Does someone want to fix this but does not feel empowered to do so?
>>> For example, is someone uncertain whether there is consensus, or is
>>> concerned that if they do act that someone won't like it?
>>> 2) Does someone want to fix this but does not know how to do this from
>>> a technical perspective, i.e., how to use the Apache CMS?
>>> 3) Does someone want to fix this but does not think that they have
>>> sufficient permissions to do this?
>> 4) Is there a (urgent) need to do the changes now or do we want to wait
>> for the next release to give a little sentence in the announcement?
>> Hm, I thought we wanted to wait. But I could be wrong.
>> Marcus
> ditto Marcus...we just need to make sure this doesn't slip through the
> cracks as it were.
> I'll tag this for a future "to do" unless someone else makes these
> changes to the System Requirements and Installation areas.

Good. I've also put this as kind of todo on the Wiki page for the AOO 
3.5 release planning:

> A few last words on "support". Despite the fact that Win 2000 accounts
> for such a small portion of our downloads, this will not stop folks
> using Windows 2000 to ask for support I would imagine. So, yes, we need
> to change the System Requirements and Installation instructions, but
> keep in mind that it's likely these folks will still be around on older
> OSes needing "support".

I'm sure it will stop over the time. E.g., I haven't seen any 
requests/questions since, hm I don't know, about "how to use OpenOffice 
on Win 98 / Win NT / Win ME?".

So, let's see :-)


>>> If someone wants to fix the website, but feels blocked by one of the
>>> above, please speak up, either on the list, or privately. IMHO none
>>> of the above should be an issue. We have techniques like "lazy
>>> consensus" that can be used to see whether there is objection to a
>>> given way forward. And the Apache CMS is open for everyone to use,
>>> whether or not you are a committer.
>>> Regards,
>>> -Rob
>>> On Sun, Sep 16, 2012 at 4:26 PM, Keith N. McKenna
>>> <> wrote:
>>>> Greetings All;
>>>> I was going through FAQ's and other pages on the AOO (incubating)
>>>> site and
>>>> noticed that many still are showing that we support Windows 2000 as a
>>>> baseline operating system. I though I remembered some discussions a
>>>> while
>>>> back on this list around that subject and thought we had decided
>>>> that we
>>>> would no longer do that due to lack of testing resources.
>>>> I went back through the archives and did find a number of threads but
>>>> they
>>>> never seemed to reach a definite conclusion. I we are going to
>>>> continue to
>>>> support it all well and good, but if we cannot then all FAQ's and other
>>>> documentation on the site should change to reflect that.
>>>> Regards
>>>> Keith

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