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From Jürgen Schmidt <>
Subject Re: Extensions
Date Fri, 25 Oct 2013 09:48:59 GMT
On 10/25/13 11:30 AM, janI wrote:
> On 25 October 2013 11:15, Vladislav Stevanovic <
>> wrote:
>> 2013/10/25 Jürgen Schmidt <>
>>> we can simply define a rule that unmaintained extension will be removed
>>> when the owner doesn't reply on mail requests.
>>> That means we can send a mail to the owner and if he doesn't reply at
>>> all or is not willing to add these information, we remove the extensions
>>> completely.
>> That is my opinion too, but you have people who still using previous
>> version of AOO or Ooo. We must have solution and for those people. Maybe we
>> can do this in a few stages:
>> 1) We can marked all old extensions as incompatible for AOO4.0. In the same
>> time, we will sent meil to the authors of this extensions with request to
>> make changes for compatibility for AOO 4.0. in next 6 months. After that
>> period, if job is not done, we will remove this extensions.
> +1

why should we make more noise than necessary, we should mark only
extensions where we know that they don't work


>> 2) Inside this period of 6 months, we will improved filter option for
>> searching by version of Oo. On every page on this site there will be notice
>> that old extension will be completely removed in the end of 6 month.
>> (second option will be: removed in other place, something like backstage;
>> it will not be visible in the regular pages like it is now).
> Can we not do something so that user will normally only "see" 4.0
> compatible packages ?
> maybe put non-compatible extensions in a archive section, just an idea.
> If we just filter people searching might not see an extension if the name
> changed (like pdf).
>> 3) After 6 months, we will sent mail to the authors of extension again that
>> we can offer another 7 days to do this changes, if not, we will remove (or
>> move in some other place) this extension. In the mail, we can also say that
>> we will be happy to see this changes, to keep this known extension in live.
>> But, if that not happens, we will calling our community to make new version
>> for AOO4.0. because it is our obligations to ensure the availability of all
>> existing features.
> I would do the move (not remove) without any further delay.
> rgds
> jan I.
>> Comment, please?
>> Regards,
>> Wlada

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