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From Reizinger Zoltán <zreizin...@hdsnet.hu>
Subject Re: [EXT] Oracle MySQL connector (was Mac OSX, Mysql native connector extension, and crashes)
Date Sun, 27 May 2012 17:02:09 GMT
2012.05.27. 18:51 keltezéssel, Ariel Constenla-Haile írta:
> Hi Alexander,
>
> On Sun, May 27, 2012 at 06:11:49PM +0200, Alexander Thurgood wrote:
>> Le 26/05/12 01:59, drew a écrit :
>>
>> Hi Drew,
>>
>>> I believe you missed an earlier decision by the group - that extension
>>> is no longer supported. No reason really to open a bug report.
>>
>> No, I didn't ;-) but hell, I thought that seeing as it is still being
>> provided for download on the AOOo extensions site and that nothing on
>> there in relation to it says that it will probably no longer work, there
>> is an expectation by people who previously used OOo and then upgrade to
>> AOOo that the connector will continue to function.
> It looks like the owner of the account that uploaded that extensions is
> Oracle http://extensions.openoffice.org/en/project/mysql_connector
> so changing this is beyond the Apache OpenOffice Project, in Ccing
> ooo-dev so that Andrew Rist, from Oracle, gets informed about this
> issue.
>
>
>> In other words :
>> - if it is supposed to work, then the project should attempt to ensure
>> that it continues to work ;
> If the bug is on the extension itself, AOO developers could fix the C++
> code that was granted by Oracle to the ASF, but we cannot build it nor
> relase it: the extension relies on LGPL (the C++ connector) and GPL (the
> C connector) components.
>
>> - if it is not supposed to work, then the project should either put up,
>> as a minimum, the fact that it is no longer supported on the extensions
>> website, or else pull the extension completely - obviously, pulling the
>> extension would upset those who still may have a use for OOo 3.2.1 or
>> 3.3.0 (myself included).
>>
>> So I suppose, ultimately, the problem is one of communication by the
>> AOOo project to the broader slice of the unwitting population less
>> knowledgable about the decisions made earlier on in the year.
> It seems people *do* still download that extension:
> Downloads: Today: 100 | Week: 1,612 | Month: 5,404 | Year: 230,495
>
> I think that a good solution would be to upload a new version with the
> description.xml modified to include a MAXIMAL version:
>
> <dependencies>
>      <OpenOffice.org-minimal-version value="3.1" d:name="OpenOffice.org 3.1"/>
>      <OpenOffice.org-maximal-version value="3.3" d:name="OpenOffice.org 3.3"/>
> </dependencies>
>
> This will make the extension impossible to be installed in AOO>= 3.4
This will not good move, the connector or AOO 3.4 has some problems, 
only in Mac versions.
The extension works correctly at least for me, in windows and linux 
versions.
Zoltan
>
>
> Regards


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