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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <dennis.hamil...@acm.org>
Subject RE: [TESTING] Applying openoffice-4.1.2-patch1 for Windows
Date Fri, 12 Aug 2016 04:07:32 GMT
BETA 0.1.0 WITH AUTOMATED SCRIPTS IS NOW AVAILABLE

The scripts make life much easier, since users don't have to go hunting for anything and digging
around in operating-system locations.

You should be able to go through the procedure that uses the automated steps pretty easily.

It is very important to know the difficulties that arise or whether there were none.

The material is available at 
<http://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/openoffice/4.1.2-patch1/binaries/Windows>.

 - Dennis



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dennis E. Hamilton [mailto:dennis.hamilton@acm.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 18:01
> To: dev@openoffice.apache.org
> Cc: qa@openoffice.apache.org
> Subject: RE: [TESTING] Applying openoffice-4.1.2-patch1 for Windows
> 
> Beta version 0.1.0 is now nearing completion.
> 
> It will include two scripts, one for applying the patch, the other for
> reverting the patch.
> 
> The .zip will also have a copy of the original 4.1.2 tl.dll as well as
> the new one.  These are used in the procedures to verify the files that
> are present in the OpenOffice configuration in order to apply the patch
> and also to remove it.
> 
> Next steps:
>  * Additional path testing of the two scripts and verification that
> operation on Windows XP and on Windows 10 work as expected.
[orcmid] 

Done
 
It is also much easier to work through the patch checks using the scripts.
> 
>  * Updating of the README to reflect the availability of the batch-file
> scripts as well as the manual procedure if ever needed.
[orcmid] 

Done

> 
>  * Although the Zips already carry executable code (i.e., DLLs) there
> may be some Antivirus push-back where the policy is to not allow .zip
> files with scripts in them.  The README will also have to address that
> possibility.
[orcmid] 

I forgot that at the last minute.  I will put that into the next version.  Meanwhile, those
who check these procedures should report any AV objections they ran into.


> 
>  - Dennis
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Dennis E. Hamilton [mailto:dennis.hamilton@acm.org]
> > Sent: Monday, August 8, 2016 09:58
> > To: dev@openoffice.apache.org
> > Cc: qa@openoffice.apache.org
> > Subject: RE: [TESTING] Applying openoffice-4.1.2-patch1 for Windows
> >
> > Alpha version 0.0.1 of README-4.1.2-patch1-apply-Windows.txt has been
> > introduced into the files (and the .zip) at
> > <https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/openoffice/4.1.2-
> > patch1/binaries/Windows>.
> >
> > This version reflects suggestions by Marcus Lange, Pedro Lino, and
> Keith
> > McKenna.  Suggestions that are not (yet) implemented will be discussed
> > in replies to their messages and on the bugzilla issue at
> > <https://bz.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=127065>.
> >
> >
> > By its nature, this material is intended for users operating on
> Windows.
> > In some cases, incompatible forms are used on the Subversion server
> > where the above files are situated.  Version 0.0.1 attempts to
> > accommodate for this incompatibility.  In continuing to verify the
> > procedure, please indicate whether there are (now) difficulties using
> > the text files, especially on Windows.
> >
> > Users of Linux systems may have difficulties with some utilities for
> > which the Windows versions of the same tool (e.g., md5sum) do not
> > produce Linux-acceptable line endings.  It is useful to know if that
> is
> > still the case.  The files have been confirmed to be usable using the
> > utilities built for use on Windows.
> >
> > For future versions, the use of HTML instead of text will be
> considered.
> > HTML does not have white-space incompatibility problems across
> different
> > platforms. The HTML will also be digitally-signed as a means of
> > verifying its authenticity.
> >
> > In addition to possibly using HTML as a better form for cross-platform
> > use of text, attention will now move toward introducing scripts that
> > automatically apply the change, replacing all of steps 9-18.
> >
> > Meanwhile, it is valuable to continue testing that the replacement
> file
> > produces no regression or introduction of any defects not seen using
> an
> > unmodified Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2.
> >
> >  - Dennis
> >
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Dennis E. Hamilton [mailto:dennis.hamilton@acm.org]
> > > Sent: Tuesday, August 2, 2016 20:31
> > > To: dev@openoffice.apache.org
> > > Cc: qa@openoffice.apache.org
> > > Subject: [TESTING] Applying openoffice-4.1.2-patch1 for Windows
> > >
> > > Testing of an Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2-patch1 procedure is requested.
> > >
> > > The files to be used in testing are at
> > > <https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/openoffice/4.1.2-
> > patch1/binaries/Windows>.
> > >
> > > The files to be tested and reviewed are
> > >
> > >  * README-4.1.2-patch1-apply-Windows.txt
> > >    The description of the procedure for applying a corrected
> > >    library file to installed copies of Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2
> > >    on Windows.  Read this first before deciding to download
> > >    the Zip file and attempting the procedure.
> > >
> > >  * apache-openoffice-4.1.2-patch1-apply-Win_x86.zip
> > >    The Zip archive containing the files to be used in the
> > >    procedure.  There is a copy of the README within the
> > >    archive as well.
> > >
> > >  * apache-openoffice-4.1.2-patch1-apply-Win_x86.zip.asc
> > >  * apache-openoffice-4.1.2-patch1-apply-Win_x86.zip.md5
> > >  * apache-openoffice-4.1.2-patch1-apply-Win_x86.zip.sha256
> > >    Files that provide a digital signature, an MD5 hash,
> > >    and an SHA256 hash that can be used to verify the
> > >    integrity of the download and, in the case of the
> > >    digital signature, the authenticity and accuracy of
> > >    the download.
> > >
> > > REQUESTED TESTING
> > >
> > >  * [OPTIONAL] If you are able to check any of the .asc,
> > >    .md5, and .sha256 files against the .zip, report any
> > >    difficulties that may have been encountered.
> > >
> > >  * If you performed the procedure, report
> > >     * the version of Microsoft Windows and the type of
> > >       account used (administrator or standard user).
> > >     * report whether the procedure succeeded
> > >     * if the procedure failed or met with difficulties,
> > >       please summarize the problems and how you over-
> > >       came any of them
> > >
> > >  * [IMPORTANT] Identify any missing, incomplete or
> > >    confusing information in the README.  Describe what you
> > >    see as important improvements before making general
> > >    release of the procedure for use by non-expert users of
> > >    Apache OpenOffice on Windows.
> > >
> > > The goal is to provide as much as we can to assist Windows users in
> > > applying this fix with confidence and success.  The experience of
> > more-
> > > knowledgable users who appreciate the difficulties of non-experts is
> > > important in achieving that.
> > >
> > > Thank you for any effort you invest and the feedback you provide.
> > >
> > >  - Dennis
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >  -- Dennis E. Hamilton
> > >     orcmid@apache.org
> > >     dennis.hamilton@acm.org    +1-206-779-9430
> > >     https://keybase.io/orcmid  PGP F96E 89FF D456 628A
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> > >
> > >
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