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From J├╝rgen Schmidt <jogischm...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] End-of-Life for OpenOffice.org 3.3.0
Date Fri, 19 Jul 2013 13:51:18 GMT
On 7/19/13 2:20 PM, Rob Weir wrote:
> 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.
> 

+1

Juergen

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