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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <dennis.hamil...@acm.org>
Subject RE: [TESTING] Applying openoffice-4.1.2-patch1 for Windows
Date Tue, 16 Aug 2016 03:26:20 GMT
BETA 0.2.0 IS NOW AVAILABLE

This is a cleanup version.  It is hoped that this will be the last change before bumping the
version to 1.0.0 and making general availability.

One important change:

    The names of the files have been changed.  

    The README is now named README-4.1.2-patch1-Windows.txt.

    The zip and the related .asc, .md5, .sha1, and .sha256 files all have the base name
    apache-openoffice-4.1.2-patch1-Win_x86.zip

The two scripts also have simpler names:

    APPLY-4.1.2-patch1.bat
    REVERT-4.1.2-patch1.bat

The files are still available at

    <https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/openoffice/4.1.2-patch1/Windows>

Now it is worth testing enough to know there is no regression and that APPLY and REVERT operate
properly as before.

 - Dennis

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dennis E. Hamilton [mailto:dennis.hamilton@acm.org]
> Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2016 21:08
> To: dev@openoffice.apache.org
> Cc: qa@openoffice.apache.org
> Subject: RE: [TESTING] Applying openoffice-4.1.2-patch1 for Windows
> 
> 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
> > > >     X.509 certs used and requested for signed e-mail
> > > >


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