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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <dennis.hamil...@acm.org>
Subject RE: [TESTING] Applying openoffice-4.1.2-patch1 for Windows
Date Sun, 14 Aug 2016 17:10:07 GMT
Yes,

Thanks to Joost and also Marcus for having more advice on the download page under preparation.

For future situations like this, and general trouble-shooting for Windows users, I think we
need some good web pages (perhaps on one of the Wikis or the site itself) that demonstrate
how to accomplish the various prerequisites.  Then a README could link to them.  There are
a variety of tips and FAQ that would make working with AOO on Windows more reliable as well
as give users more confidence in maintaining AOO on Windows.  

I have set that as a project for myself when I end my term as Chair and can have different
kinds of fun thereafter [;<).

Joost, did not the explanation at step (10) on using the automated procedure deal with Administrative
Privilege on an useful as-needed basis?  There clearly needs to be more information on what
those messages look like and how to take action.  With the spread of differences from Windows
XP to Windows 10 (and now, with the Anniversary Edition update), there is little more that
can be done in a README.  

 - Dennis



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marcus [mailto:marcus.mail@wtnet.de]
> Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2016 09:15
> To: dev@openoffice.apache.org
> Subject: Re: [TESTING] Applying openoffice-4.1.2-patch1 for Windows
> 
> Am 08/14/2016 05:26 PM, schrieb Joost Andrae:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I've installed the patch from
> >
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> The material is available at
> >>>>>> <http://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/openoffice/4.1.2-
> >>>>> patch1/binaries/Windows>.
> >>>>>
> >
> > into my Win7Pro AOO 4.1.2 installation. Before applying the patch I've
> > checked the md5sum and it was correct.
> >
> > I'm not sure that all users will understand what administrative
> > installation means. I did. Probably a better documentation about how
> to
> > do this will help and it'll be useful to document how to check against
> 
> I think this is described in the Readme. Of course not what an admin
> permission can do in all details. That shouldn't be the point here.
> 
> > the checksum file. The application is working as expected.
> 
> Absolutely. On the download webpage there will be a link to another page
> where this is described.
> 
> Thanks for testing the patch process.
> 
> Marcus
> 
> 
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