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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS][VOTE]: Release OpenOffice 4.0 (RC)
Date Sun, 14 Jul 2013 18:25:30 GMT
On Sun, Jul 14, 2013 at 1:32 PM, janI <> wrote:
> On 14 July 2013 19:17, Andrea Pescetti <> wrote:
>> imacat wrote:
>> >   1. I am going to give a talk in our largest local open source
>> > conference (COSCUP 2013, on 8/3, and plan to
>> > announce OpenOffice 4.0.  It is the first talk after the key notes.  It
>> > would be very embarrassing to announce it without a local version
>> released.
>> As Juergen wrote, it is expected that we add more languages as they
>> become ready. We'll probably add them in small batches and not
>> one-by-one, in order to have a more efficient process. But if you reach
>> 100% in the UI we will make sure you don't have to wait more than a few
>> weeks to get your language officially released.
> I dont quite understand what you mean, will 4.0 have different version
> numbers as we add more languages ?
> I would be against releasing 4.0 with e.g. 8 languages, and then after a
> few weeks re-release it with the same version number just more languages.
> When 4.0 is released thats final to me, next is 4.0.1 or 4.1
> Or are you talking about releasing language packs, which is quite different
> ?

No.  We're talking about not changing the AOO 4.0 code, but just
binaries with the new language strings.  So the version tags would not
change.  (Why should they if the code has not changed?).

Of course, we don't re-release the existing languages.

If you recall we did this exact same thing with AOO 3.4.1 when we
released Danish.

To do otherwise brings needless complications, such as:

1) Either re-releasing new versions for existing languages, where only
the version tags have changed, but no code or language strings have
changed, e.g., in Spanish, French, Italian, etc.


2) Having much more complicated update notification logic, where now
we need to track that AOO 3.4.1 Danish upgrades to AOO 4.0.1, but AOO
3.4.1 French upgrades to AOO 4.0.0.  And this complication then lives
on to the next release, where Danish 4.0.1 upgrades to AOO 4.1.0, but
there is no French 4.0.1, etc.

Remember:  We can always unambiguously determine what source was used
for what binary, even if we incrementally add more languages for 4.0



> rgds
> jan I.
>> Regards,
>>   Andrea.
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