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From Dave Fisher <>
Subject Re: Registration
Date Tue, 20 Mar 2012 22:42:47 GMT

On Mar 20, 2012, at 3:32 PM, Rob Weir wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 6:18 PM, Risto Jääskeläinen
> <> wrote:
>> I just wonder if all OpenOffice users are not Englishmen ... how this is
>> handled?
> Good question.  OOo 3.3 sends a request with a URL like this:
> So it does have a "locale" parameter.   My guess is the legacy
> registration server used that info to provide a localized registration
> form.
> Currently we don't have an equivalent page in other languages.   We
> could clean up that page and get it translated into the various
> languages.  But I don't know enough about Apache server rewrites to
> know if it is possible to redirect based on a URL parameter.  Maybe
> one of our gurus can tell us it is possible to redirect:
> to
> or even:
> In other words, can we pick out a URL parameter and use that elsewhere
> in the rewrite?

It ought to be possible to do a rewrite to go to say: (if en) (if fr)

We can then put contributing pages in English into each NL site. A first task for NL volunteers
can be to translate these to their own language.


> -Rob
>> Regards
>> Risto
>> Rob Weir [] kirjoitti:
>>> On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 3:19 PM, Dave Fisher <>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Since we can't control existing distributions:
>>>> To dos would be.
>>>> (1) Create a page that explains things either in the podling site,
>>>> either wiki, or ooo-site.
>>> I wonder whether this page would be appropriate:
>>> That is the one that we currently point users to as they download OOo
>>> 3.3.  It seems to cover all the bases,  getting help, mailing lists,
>>> etc.  It even might direct some dimes to the treasury.
>>> Maybe just change the header to "Thanks for downloading
>>> " ??   That would then cover both bases.
>>>> (2) Redirect all registration[0-9] requests to
>>>> that page. This would be a JIRA ticket for INFRA after doing (1)
>>>> Volunteers?
>>> If there are no objections I'll do the above.
>>>> Regards,
>>>> DAve
>>>> On Mar 19, 2012, at 11:38 AM, Andrew Rist wrote:
>>>>> Perhaps the register landing page should point to a page with this
>>>>> information.
>>>>> (and maybe a plug for AOO and the Apache Way, etc.)
>>>>> A.
>>>>> On 3/19/2012 5:30 AM, Rob Weir wrote:
>>>>>> Hi Tobias,
>>>>>> Thanks for the report on the registration page.  This outage is
>>>>>> intentional. We are no longer doing user registration with
>>>>>>  Our next release will remove this option so you
>>>>>> not get that error message.
>>>>>> The closes thing to "registration" we have is a mailing list that
>>>>>> users can sign up for to receive updates from the project,such as
>>>>>> announcements of new releases.   If you want to subscribe to this
>>>>>> list, send an email to:
>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>> -Rob
>>>>>> On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 1:19 AM, Tobias Cortese
>>>>>> <>  wrote:
>>>>>>> Hello,
>>>>>>> The registration link for OpenOffice brings up an error page.
>>>>>>> the link and error message:
>>>>>>> This webpage is not availableThe server at
>>>>>>> can't be found, because
the DNS lookup
>>>>>>> failed. DNS is the network service that translates a website's
name to its
>>>>>>> Internet address. This error is most often caused by having no
connection to
>>>>>>> the Internet or a misconfigured network. It can also be caused
by an
>>>>>>> unresponsive DNS server or a firewall preventing Google Chrome
>>>>>>> accessing the network.Here are some suggestions:Reload this webpage
>>>>>>> later.Check your Internet connection. Restart any router, modem,
or other
>>>>>>> network devices you may be using.Check your DNS settings. Contact
>>>>>>> network administrator if you're not sure what this means.Try
>>>>>>> network prediction by following these steps: Go to the wrench
>>>>>>>  Preferences>  Under the Hood and deselect "Predict network
actions to
>>>>>>> improve page load performance." If this does not resolve the
issue, we
>>>>>>> recommend selecting this option again for improved performance.Add
>>>>>>> Chrome as a permitted program in your firewall's or antivirus
>>>>>>> settings. If it is already a permitted program, try deleting
it from the
>>>>>>> list of permitted programs and adding it again.If you use a proxy
>>>>>>> check your proxy settings or contact your network administrator
to make sure
>>>>>>> the proxy server is working. If you don't believe you should
be using a
>>>>>>> proxy server, adjust your proxy settings: Go to Applications>
>>>>>>> Preferences>  Network>  Advanced>  Proxies and deselect
any proxies that
>>>>>>> have been selected.Error 105 (net::ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED): Unable
to resolve
>>>>>>> the server's DNS address.Please let me know where I can go to
register my
>>>>>>> product.Thanks,Tobias

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