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From Oliver-Rainer Wittmann <>
Subject Re: [DRAFT] Update notifications for 3.3.0 Installations
Date Wed, 13 Jun 2012 07:48:04 GMT

On 12.06.2012 21:28, Rob Weir wrote:
> I'm proposing to send the following note out to ooo-announce and
> ooo-users.    We should be making such information available for
> admins and others who support OOo installations.  We probably should
> have sent this out earlier, but better now than never.
> Is there anything else we should add that would be off use to an admi?
> For example, it is common for larger companies to disable such auto
> updates for critical software.  Instead they prefer to test such
> upgrades first, and then roll them out via a login script.   How would
> an admin disable the notifications?
> Regards,
> -Rob
> -------------------------------------
> We have enabled the upgrade notification server for
> 3.3.0.  By default OOo 3.3.0 checks for updates once a week.  When an
> upgrade is available, a dialog pops up and notifies the user about the
> update, and directs them to a website where they can learn more and
> download Apache OpenOffice 3.4.
> The update notifications are HTTP GET requests to an
> address, using standard ports and protocols. So no special
> administrative action should be required to enable receipt of these
> notifications.
> If you are an 3.3.0 user and have not received an
> upgrade notification yet, you can manually check via the "Help/Check
> for Upgrades" menu item in OpenOffice.  Or, go directly to
> to download Apache OpenOffice 3.4.0.

good idea to announce the availability of our OOo 3.3 update service.

I will continue to get the OOo 3.3 update service functional for as most 
languages and platform combinations as possible.

Best regards, Oliver.

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