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From Marcus <marcus.m...@wtnet.de>
Subject Re: Adding Blog Authors (was RE: Apache OpenOffice Templates and Extensions new sites)
Date Wed, 09 Mar 2016 23:31:59 GMT
Am 03/09/2016 11:52 PM, schrieb Dennis E. Hamilton:
> Infrastructure has acted on the issue.
>
> I gave them Roberto's apache.org email.  That might have mattered.
>
> Roberto,
>
> You will receive an email that provides you with a temporary password.
>
> As soon as you log in and change the password, infrastructure will set your privileges
for being an Author on the OOo blog.

I've sent him also already a PM. ;-)

Marcus



>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Marcus [mailto:marcus.mail@wtnet.de]
>> Sent: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 11:57
>> To: dev@openoffice.apache.org
>> Subject: Re: Adding Blog Authors (was RE: Apache OpenOffice Templates
>> and Extensions new sites)
>>
>> Am 03/09/2016 08:27 PM, schrieb Dennis E. Hamilton:
>>> I note that<https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-11130>   has
>> made no progress.
>>
>> oh dear. I'll notify Infra in a more direct way after this mail.
>>
>>> I also notice that my blogs.apache.org Roller account has a different
>> password than my ASF User ID account. (My Apache ID is used as my Roller
>> Username.  I don't think that is a requirement).
>>>
>>> When I log in I see a list of blogs I can edit, manage, or configure.
>> The only blog that is listed is the Apache OpenOffice one and I am shown
>> as having AUTHOR permissions.
>>>
>>> Since this was all created when we were incubating and I think Rob
>> Weir took care of it, I have no idea what the ceremony is.
>>
>> The Apache ID has to be added to the list and then - as admin - you can
>> set the access permissions, e.g., author.
>>
>>> Marcus, do you have MANAGE privileges or something different than
>> AUTHOR?
>>
>> I've admin access.
>>
>>> There seems to be a chicken-and-egg problem.  I see no means to sign
>> up via a blog-page form, so someone must seed the account with AUTHOR
>> permissions for<https://blogs.apache.org/OOo/>.
>>
>> Current admins are asfadmin (likey an Infra account), wave and me.
>>
>>> I have added a comment to the JIRA INFRA request.
>>>
>>> If anyone has insight on how to activate an author, please say so.
>> Also, do we know how to have administrative permission for the OOo blog?
>>
>> Normally:
>> - Login as admin
>> - On "Preferences - Members" add the mail address of the person
>> - Send an invitation
>> - The person accepts the invitation (via a link? I don't know)
>> - Now set the needed permissions
>> - Done
>>
>> However, I was not successful in adding a mail address. Therefore the
>> ticket for Infra.
>>
>> Marcus
>>
>>
>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: Marcus [mailto:marcus.mail@wtnet.de]
>>>> Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 08:16
>>>> To: dev@openoffice.apache.org
>>>> Subject: Re: Apache OpenOffice Templates and Extensions new sites
>>>>
>>>> In the past I could add new users to the blog but this time I had to
>>>> open a ticket for Infra:
>>>>
>>>> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-11130
>>>>
>>>> Please be patient.
>>>>
>>>> Marcus
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Am 01/27/2016 04:47 PM, schrieb Roberto Galoppini:
>>>>> thanks Marcus.
>>>>> I'd like to upload it myself, so that I can add some pics too.
>>>>> Can you provide me with an account?
>>>>>
>>>>> Roberto
>>>>>
>>>>> 2016-01-27 15:51 GMT+01:00 Marcus<marcus.mail@wtnet.de>:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Thanks for the text. Looks good and should be definitely go to our
>>>> blog.
>>>>>> So, do you want to blog this on your own (then you need access) or
>>>> should I
>>>>>> do this for you (then with my name as author)?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Marcus
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Am 01/26/2016 06:56 PM, schrieb Roberto Galoppini:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Draft blog post, see below. I couldn't upload a draft version
>> since
>>>> I do
>>>>>>> not have (yet) access to the blog.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Apache OpenOffice Extensions and Templates New Sites
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Since 2012 SourceForge has been distributing Apache OpenOffice
>>>> downloads
>>>>>>> and actively maintaining both Apache OpenOffice Extensions
>>>>>>> <https://extensions.openoffice.org>     and Templates
>>>>>>> <https://templates.openoffice.org>     sites. I wrote a
couple of
>>>> short blog
>>>>>>> <https://sourceforge.net/blog/new-apache-openoffice-sites/>posts
>>>>>>> <
>>>>>>> http://robertogaloppini.net/2016/01/12/about-contributing-to-
>> apache-
>>>> openoffice/
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> about the changes that affect end- users.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Extensions that have not been updated in a while report the
>>>> following
>>>>>>> message: "Warning message This extension was not updated recently.
>>>> It
>>>>>>> might
>>>>>>> not work with latest versions of OpenOffice." See for example
how
>>>> looks
>>>>>>> like the old Oracle PDF Importer
>>>>>>> <
>>>>>>> http://extensions.openoffice.org/en/project/oracle-pdf-import-
>>>> extension-openoffice-3x
>>>>>>>> .
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Registered users see an additional notice on unmaintained
>> extensions
>>>> that
>>>>>>> allows them to contact the original author and apply for a co-
>>>> maintainer
>>>>>>> role. Co-maintainers can edit the extension description and create
>>>>>>> releases.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Registration emails and password related communications are now
>>>> delivered
>>>>>>> in the language chosen by the user. It worth to add that we are
>> more
>>>> than
>>>>>>> happy to provide .po files to whoever is willing to help with
>>>>>>> translations.
>>>>>>> If need will arise we'll consider the possibility to upload
>>>> localization
>>>>>>> files to the Apache Pootle server so that existing translation
>> teams
>>>> can
>>>>>>> help and the site can be translated into more than the current
>> three
>>>>>>> languages (English, French, German).
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Recovering passwords has been simplified to cover cases where
>> users
>>>> had
>>>>>>> difficulties in resetting their passwords: users receive an email
>> in
>>>> their
>>>>>>> language with a simple link to reset their password with no
>> further
>>>> steps.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Sites have been converted to use a more efficient anti-spam system
>>>> that
>>>>>>> will improve handling by extensions maintainers: the system will
>> not
>>>>>>> trigger anti-spam warnings and page unpublishing when the author
>>>> modifies
>>>>>>> a
>>>>>>> popular extension.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> *Changes users facing*.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> *The new extensions home<http://extensions.openoffice.org/>
>> *has a
>>>>>>> strong
>>>>>>> focus on the search box, a brand new logo, and an overall
>> redesigned
>>>> look
>>>>>>> and feel, where all menu items have icons for better readability.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> *The new templates home*<http://templates.openoffice.org/>
    is
>>>> similar to
>>>>>>> the Apache OpenOffice Extensions site, with a similar redesigned
>>>> look and
>>>>>>> feel and different colors to highlight which application a given
>>>> template
>>>>>>> can be applied to.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> *The new administrative interface* includes a navigation bar
at
>> the
>>>> top
>>>>>>> for
>>>>>>> Extensions’ authors that links to the most common actions.
We also
>>>>>>> improved
>>>>>>> the GUI, making it more intuitive for uploading extensions.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> *Search* has been completely redesigned too. It’s worth mentioning
>>>> that
>>>>>>> there are other changes sprinkled here and there, including an
>> alert
>>>> for
>>>>>>> outdated extensions that provides an easy way to contact the
>>>> original
>>>>>>> author.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> 2016-01-13 23:28 GMT+01:00 Marcus<marcus.mail@wtnet.de>:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Am 01/12/2016 09:17 PM, schrieb Roberto Galoppini:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Over the last few months we have been busy redesigning the
Apache
>>>>>>>>> OpenOffice Templates and Extensions experience, basically
>>>> incorporating
>>>>>>>>> feedback and simplifying the existing procedures.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> As a result both sites are now easy to use both for end-users
-
>>>> see how
>>>>>>>>> prominent is the search or how using different colors
we made
>>>> trivial to
>>>>>>>>> understand for which application a given template has
been
>>>> designed for
>>>>>>>>> -
>>>>>>>>> and admins - the most common actions are all in a top
bar, and
>>>> uploading
>>>>>>>>> is
>>>>>>>>> now trivial.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> In the process we redesigned the look and feel, iconized
all
>> menu
>>>> items
>>>>>>>>> and
>>>>>>>>> more.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> I wrote a quick blog post at my blog, see
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> http://robertogaloppini.net/2016/01/12/about-contributing-to-
>>>> apache-openoffice/
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> thanks a lot for this great news and improvement. If there
is
>> still
>>>> room
>>>>>>>> in your daily schedule then a new post in our blog would
be
>> great,
>>>> too.
>>>>>>>> ;-)

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