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From "Keith N. McKenna" <>
Subject Re: [RELEASE] = AOO 4.0
Date Fri, 23 Nov 2012 13:20:31 GMT
Jürgen Schmidt wrote:
> On 11/21/12 5:33 PM, Keith N. McKenna wrote:
>> Rob Weir wrote:
>>> On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 11:04 AM, Keith N. McKenna
>>> <> wrote:
>>>> Regina Henschel wrote:
>>>>> Hi Jürgen,
>>>>> Jürgen Schmidt schrieb:
>>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>> first of all I would like to volunteer again as release manager for
>>>>>> our
>>>>>> next release if it's ok for our community.
>>>>> +1
>>>> +1 on that from me also
>>>>>> Second I would like to define with you what our next release will
>>>>>> After various discussion and activities on the mailing list and
>>>>>> also at
>>>>>> the ApacheCon, I got the impression that the majority would support
>>>>>> 4.0 version as our next release.
>>>>> I'm not in favor of an version 4.0 as next release. The changes have
>>>>> listed below would justify a version "4.0". But I doubt, that they are
>>>>> possible in a time frame, I see for the next release.
>>>> I am with Regina on this one. I do not see a Jan or Feb time frame as
>>>> feasible for the design and implementation of a new and still a
>>>> comfortable
>>>> bit of padding to deal with the inevitable gremlins that will sneak
>>>> out of
>>>> the woodwork to assure the kind of quality release that is expected of
>>>> OpenOffice and that we expect of ourselves.
>>> Uh, Juergen never suggested January or Feburary as a time frame for
>>> 4.0.  So I don't see how one can dismiss a 4.0 proposal as being
>>> unfeasible based on dates that he never suggested.  Maybe we should
>>> ask Juergen what timeframe he had in mind for 4.0?  Of course, it
>>> might be possible to do both, provided we have volunteers willing to
>>> own testing and release management for 3.5.
>>> -Rob
>> As I re-read the post you are correct Rob and I apologize to Juergen for
>> reading to much between the lines. What timeframe were you considering
>> for a 4.0 release Juergan?
> Well I had indeed not February in mind but when we targeting on end of
> March or April we will have more time.
> Maybe we can take first a look on what others have in mind to put in the
> next release.
> Juergen
This sounds like a good idea. My concern is that we have enough time to 
adequately the changes, especially the potential UI changes, and that we 
address the end of life issues with the 3.x.x line. We do not want to 
spring possibly major UI changes on end users without adequate warning.


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