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From Oliver-Rainer Wittmann <>
Subject Re: Misleading Mac message
Date Wed, 30 Apr 2014 13:09:13 GMT

On 30.04.2014 15:00, Ariel Constenla-Haile wrote:
> 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.

I also have this question, because the update notifications for 
OpenOffice instances 3.2.0, ... 4.0.1 had been activated a couple of 
minutes ago. Thus, this user got another one. May be it was a 
notification from SourceForge.

>>> 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

Ariel, you are right.
I have overseen this in my recent activation of the update notification.
Thus, installed Mac OS X OpenOffice instance will not get an update 
notification about 4.1.0.

Best regards, Oliver.

>> 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.
> Regards

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