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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Usability: dictionary updates and profile migration
Date Mon, 19 Aug 2013 13:12:36 GMT
On Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 3:15 AM, Andrea Pescetti <pescetti@apache.org> wrote:
> On 03/08/2013 Andrea Pescetti wrote:
>>
>> I've just uploaded an updated version of the English dictionary. It is
>> kept unpublished because of the usability issues below, but you can
>> download it from http://extensions.openoffice.org/download/17415 ...
>>
>> Instead, if one is using 3.4.1 and decides to update the dictionary
>> BEFORE updating OpenOffice, there are some usability issues. Everything
>> will work, no matter what the user chooses, but is the following
>> scenario acceptable to avoid too many support requests?
>
>
> Not seeing comments, I'll publish the updated dictionary in a couple of
> days. In the end this is not breaking anything, it just produces a Fatal
> Error (that is actually not fatal, and solved by simply restarting
> OpenOffice) during profile migration.
>
>
>> Of course, 2.B looks like a profile migration bug to me: I've already
>> chosen to keep my (newer) dictionary and OpenOffice insists on
>> installing the old one.
>
>
> Reported as https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=122976
>

I don't know if it is related, but we're starting to get a few reports
from confused users on Facebook.  It sounds like they are getting
dictionary upgrade notifications but are then lost when trying to
download/install the update.   It is coming down as a ZIP file rather
than an OXT.

-Rob


>
> Regards,
>   Andrea.
>
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