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From Ariel Constenla-Haile <>
Subject Re: Misleading Mac message
Date Wed, 30 Apr 2014 13:00:04 GMT
On Wed, Apr 30, 2014 at 01:48:38PM +0200, J├╝rgen Schmidt wrote:
> On 4/30/14 1:42 PM, Rory O'Farrell wrote:
> > A User on en-Forum has posted this:
> > ------------
> > After receiving notification of the availability of Open Office 4.1.0

Where did he get the notification? The update mechanism supported by the
application itself hasn't been activated, AFAIK.

> > This is only entry on the thread at
> >
> I agree that this is confusing and we have to improve this. We should
> try to avoid update notifications for older systems but it's not so easy.

Well, the update feed has a way to tell the application architecture
with inst:arch, so that <inst:arch>X86_64</inst:arch> for MacOSX will be
the same as removing the whole MacOSX entry, because all previous
MacOSX installations are x86; this will of course disable all
notifications for MacOSX. Another alternative is to create a special
page for MacOSX users and add it inst:update, so that user are not
directed to the download page, but this special page explaining the
situation, because

> It is documented in the release notes

but we all know no one reads them, the proof is for the " Restore
windows problem on Mac OS X"

Another broken thing in MacOSX are C++ extensions, I have seen any
mention of this in the release notes.

Ariel Constenla-Haile
La Plata, Argentina

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