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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <dennis.hamil...@acm.org>
Subject RE: [TESTING] Applying openoffice-4.1.2-patch1 for Windows
Date Fri, 12 Aug 2016 19:22:12 GMT


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Keith N. McKenna [mailto:keith.mckenna@comcast.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 3, 2016 12:47
> To: dev@openoffice.apache.org
> Subject: Re: [TESTING] Applying openoffice-4.1.2-patch1 for Windows
> 
> Replies in line
> 
> Dennis E. Hamilton wrote:
> > Testing of an Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2-patch1 procedure is requested.
> >
> > The files to be used in testing are at
> > <https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/openoffice/4.1.2-patch1/binaries/Windows>.
> >
[ ... ]
> [knmc]
> performed the procedure successfully on Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
> using an administrator account.
> Also performed the procedure successfully on the same system using an
> standard user account. This was however tedious as most of the steps to
> apply the patched .dll required entering the administrator password.
> 
> > * [IMPORTANT] Identify any missing, incomplete or confusing
> > information in the README.  Describe what you see as important
> > improvements before making general release of the procedure for use
> > by non-expert users of Apache OpenOffice on Windows.
> >
> [knmc]
> In section 10 of the procedure section the line "Open the folder
> selected in step (7)" should read "Open the folder selected in step (8)"
> 
> On the whole I found the README difficult to follow with information out
> of sequence and extraneous information such as not accepting help from
> unsolicited phone calls. Not bad information, just out of place in a
> process document. Now that I have some available time I will get out my
> "blue pencil" and mark-up the document.
> 
> One improvement for the average user would be to automate the process
> with a .bat file that could find the proper folders and do the copy and
> rename procedures.
[orcmid] 

There are now .bat files for automated application and reversal of the patch.  It will be
valuable to know how well those work better on Windows 7 now, and especially on the standard
user account.

The editing of the README is also intended to alleviate some of your other concerns.

It is valuable to know whether this is now good enough from your experienced perspective.

 - Dennis
> 
> > The goal is to provide as much as we can to assist Windows users in
> > applying this fix with confidence and success.  The experience of
> > more-knowledgable users who appreciate the difficulties of
> > non-experts is important in achieving that.
> >
> > Thank you for any effort you invest and the feedback you provide.
> >
> > - Dennis
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > -- Dennis E. Hamilton orcmid@apache.org dennis.hamilton@acm.org
> > +1-206-779-9430 https://keybase.io/orcmid  PGP F96E 89FF D456 628A
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> >
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