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From Matthias Seidel <matthias.sei...@hamburg.de>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Public Beta for 4.2
Date Sat, 02 Dec 2017 13:44:48 GMT
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).

I am just uploading a fresh Beta build for Windows:
https://home.apache.org/~mseidel/AOO-builds/AOO-420-Beta/

Regards, Matthias

>
> 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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