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From Marcus <marcus.m...@wtnet.de>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Public Beta for 4.2
Date Sat, 02 Dec 2017 13:49:08 GMT
Am 02.12.2017 um 14:44 schrieb Matthias Seidel:
> Am 02.12.2017 um 14:39 schrieb Marcus:
>> Am 02.12.2017 um 13:22 schrieb Matthias Seidel:
>>> Despite of the name it could be the icon of the dmg file? I don't
>>> know where this icon set is visible... ;-)
>>>
>>> Apart from that: +1 for a public beta.
>>>
>>> But we should build "real" beta builds, with the appropriate
>>> naming/graphics:
>>> https://home.apache.org/~mseidel/AOO-builds/AOO-420-Beta/About%20OpenOffice%20Beta%204.2.0.png
>>>
>>
>> oh yes, good hint. IMHO the splash screen and start center graphic
>> should show clearly that this is a beta release. Plus different
>> filenames for the installation files.
> 
> That is all handled by building for target "openofficebeta"
> (sdkoobeta/ooobetalanguagepack).

oha, the last beta is bloody long ago that I've forgotten that this 
build target already exists. ;-)

Marcus



>>> Am 01.12.2017 um 20:08 schrieb Jim Jagielski:
>>>> My latest 4.2.0-dev builds are available at
>>>>
>>>>       http://home.apache.org/~jim/AOO-builds/AOO-4.2.0-dev-r1816768/
>>>> <http://home.apache.org/~jim/AOO-builds/AOO-4.2.0-dev-r1816768/>
>>>>
>>>> But these are dmg's not installers.
>>>>
>>>>> On Dec 1, 2017, at 11:58 AM, Matthias
>>>>> Seidel<matthias.seidel@hamburg.de>  wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Hi Jim,
>>>>>
>>>>> Did you have the opportunity to install 4.2.0 on macOS?
>>>>>
>>>>> I would be interested if the new icon does show up:
>>>>> https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/openoffice/trunk/main/setup_native/source/mac/ooo3_installer.icns
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> I created it on Windows with a program called "iConvertIcons" and
>>>>> had no
>>>>> chance to test it.
>>>>>
>>>>> Regards, Matthias
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Am 01.12.2017 um 03:41 schrieb Jim Jagielski:
>>>>>> I like it. I already have Linux, Windows and macOS 4.2.0-dev
>>>>>> builds available
>>>>>> (http://home.apache.org/~jim/AOO-builds/
>>>>>> <http://home.apache.org/~jim/AOO-builds/>) for some langs
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Nov 30, 2017, at 5:15 PM, Marcus<marcus.mail@wtnet.de> 
wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Am 30.11.2017 um 21:26 schrieb Dave Fisher:
>>>>>>>> In light of our current situation with getting builds together
>>>>>>>> but not having a lot of people doing more than simple QA
what
>>>>>>>> does the team think about releasing a Public Beta for 4.2.0?
I
>>>>>>>> think that this would be an advantage for the project and
might
>>>>>>>> serve to bring in more of the community as QA volunteers.
>>>>>>> I thought it's without discussion that we need a (long) beta
test
>>>>>>> phase for 4.2.0. So, yes for your proposal.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> We can create a new entry on the download webpage, some
>>>>>>> advertising areas on the other webpages, and other fine things
to
>>>>>>> make it visible.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> And - also this should be clear already - we need several builds
>>>>>>> of 4.2.0 with further included bugfixes; to show an increasing
>>>>>>> quality towards the final release build.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> For me the real question is " *When* do we start the beta? ".
;-)
>>>>>>> I would like to have a specific level of quality that we give
to
>>>>>>> our users. Otherwise we will get spammed by bug reports which
>>>>>>> nobody wants to handle.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Marcus


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