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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: [AOO 4.0]: migration of AOO 3.4.x/OOo 3.x user profile data - help needed
Date Tue, 28 May 2013 16:23:57 GMT
On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 11:10 AM, Oliver-Rainer Wittmann
<> wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to activate/introduce code which migrates certain user profile
> data from AOO 3.4.x and OOo 3.x installations during the reactivated
> FirstStartWizard when the user starts the first time an installed AOO 4.0.
> I have submitted two issues for this task:
> - 122398 for the reactivation of the FirstStartWizard [1]
> - 122397 for the code and configuration changes to migrate an AOO 3.4.x/OOo
> 3.x user profile [2]
> In the last days I had a look at the user profile migration code and its
> configuration. I figured out how it works in general.
> Further investigation is needed to figure out, if and how the existing
> service to 'migrate' installed extensions works. I am currently not sure, if
> the automatic user profile migration should try to install extensions from a
> former version. My current preference is not to migrate extension from a
> former version.
> I need support and help with the migration of the user profile:
> (A) To figure out and test the user profile migration 'real-life' user
> profiles or 'early-alpha-testers' would be welcome.
> Thus, send my your AOO 3.4.x or OOo 3.x user profile in a compressed form
> (.zip file or .tar.gz file or ...) or let me know, if you want to try my
> builds.

Do we need to worry about the "messy" profiles that occurred from OOo
3.3.0 upgrades to AOO 3.4.0?  That was when we saw spell checking
breaking, missing dictionaries, and crashes.  One of the nice things
about a "clean start" with AOO 4.0 was that we avoid these kinds of

But maybe there is some good as well?  Since we're unlikely to totally
eliminate all profile errors forever, maybe as part of your changes
you can an easy way for the user to reset their profile?  Today it is
quite complicated for the average user.  It would be great if a user
with profile problems could reinstall AOO and when they hit the wizard
be prompted to either preserve their profile or initialize a fresh

So there are really three scenarios on an install:

0) Fresh install, no previous version:  start with new profile

1) Installing over an older version:  migrate profile or not.

2) Installing over a current version:  preserve current profile or not.

Of course, the same caution I raise with all last-minute features:
let's make sure we have volunteers willing/able to test.



> (B) The first page of the FirstStartWizard is a general welcome containing
> the following en-US strings.
> String "This wizard will guide you through the license agreement, the
> transfer of user data from %OLD_VERSION and the registration of
> %PRODUCTNAME.", if a user profile for a migration is found, and string "This
> wizard will guide you through the registration of %PRODUCTNAME." otherwise.
> Since at least OOo 3.2 no license agreement was shown --> no text for a
> license agreement is needed on the welcome page.
> Since AOO 3.4 we do not have a registration --> no text for a registration
> has to be shown.
> Thus, I am asking for new string proposals for the welcome page of the
> FirstStartWizard.
> I have attached screenshots of the currently deactivated FirstStartWizard.
> [1]
> [2]
> Thanks in advance,
> Oliver.
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