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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE]: Release Apache OpenOffice 4.1.0 (RC)
Date Fri, 04 Apr 2014 19:04:42 GMT
On Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 9:57 AM, Andre Fischer <awf.aoo@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 03.04.2014 09:56, J├╝rgen Schmidt wrote:
>>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> this is a call for vote on releasing the available release candidate
>> (RC) as Apache OpenOffice 4.1.0.
>>
> Another problem came up that looks serious enough so that I would like to
> cancel this vote, if nobody objects. Juergen, who started the vote, is on
> vacation today, so I need your help to do that.
>
> The problem is described by issue 124599 [1].  Here is a summary:
>
> When you install the RC on Windows then a previously installed version (3.*
> and 4.*) is not removed.  For versions 3.* this leads to a parallel
> installation (because there are different installation paths).  For versions
> 4.* the files of the older version are overwritten but registry entries and
> links on the desktop remain. If you install the RC on a system with no prior
> installation of AOO then there are no problems.
>
> This problem is caused by my patch related changes and is therefore
> restricted to Windows.  Linux and Mac are not affected.
>
> I am currently working on a fix which will probably consist of a small
> change in our Perl program for creating the downloadable installer.  That
> means that it requires an SVN commit and therefore a rebuild on all
> platforms.  So,  even if Mac and Linux are not directly affected, they still
> have to be rebuilt so that they report the correct SVN revision.
>
> If you don't object to a cancellation of the vote then the current plan is
> to provide a fix today, rebuild and upload tomorrow and re-start the vote on
> the second RC on sunday or monday depending on how smooth this process
> works.
>

That makes sense.  A temporary inconvenience for us now will make
things cleaner for the users.  It may also help us later when trying
to figure out the update logic for AOO 4.1 to 4.2.

-Rob


> Regards,
> Andre
>
> [1] https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=124599
>
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