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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] End-of-Life for OpenOffice.org 3.3.0
Date Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:22:59 GMT
On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 11:51 AM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
> I'd like to move forward now with this proposal from July.
>
> I've updated the EOL page here to say that OOo 3.3.0 and earlier are
> no longer supported.  That page also explains what this means.
>
> http://www.openoffice.org/development/releases/eol.html
>
> I'll start to do the other 3 items now.  I'll coordinate with Oliver
> on the update notifications.
>

And here is a draft of the landing page we'd send users to who have an
older version of OOo if there is not an AOO version in their language:

http://www.openoffice.org/development/releases/eol-nl.html

Regards,

-Rob

> Of course, help on any of these items is welcome.
>
> Regards,
>
> -Rob
>
>
> On Sun, Jul 21, 2013 at 11:28 PM, Shenfeng Liu <liushenf@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2013/7/19 Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org>
>>
>>> We currently have this link from the download page,from 2009,
>>> announcing end-of-life for OpenOffice.org 2.x:
>>>
>>> http://www.openoffice.org/development/releases/eol.html
>>>
>>> I'd like to update that page to also state that 3.x version prior to
>>> 3.4.x are also end-of-life.  Why?  We're unlikely to issue any more
>>> security patches for 3.3.0 or earlier.
>>>
>>> So the concrete proposal is:
>>>
>>> 1) Update the eol.html page to state that OOo 3.3.0 and earlier are no
>>> longer supported.
>>>
>>> 2) Create a new landing page for users of OOo 3.3.0 and before who are
>>> using a language version that we do not yet have a translation.
>>> Explain in this page that the earlier versions are no longer
>>> supported.  List what translations are currently available and where
>>> they can be downloaded from.  Give information on how they can
>>> volunteer to help translate AOO into their native language.
>>>
>>> 3) Configure the update notification server to OOo 3.3.0 users to this
>>> new landing page, if their language is not already translated.  (Where
>>> there is a translation we already point them to the download page)
>>>
>>> 4) Blog post/announcement on end-of-life for OOo 3.3.0 and earlier.
>>>
>>> The end result is that:  1) We made it clear what versions are
>>> supported.  2) We did our due diligence to reach out to users of older
>>> versions.  3) We encourage new translation volunteers.
>>>
>>> No rush on this.  It does not need to be done at the same time as the
>>> 4.0 announcement.  It can follow a week or so later.
>>>
>>> -Rob
>>>
>>
>>
>> +1
>>
>> - Shenfeng (Simon)
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>>
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