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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <dennis.hamil...@acm.org>
Subject RE: [TESTING] Applying openoffice-4.1.2-patch1 for Windows
Date Thu, 11 Aug 2016 01:00:39 GMT
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.

 * Updating of the README to reflect the availability of the batch-file scripts as well as
the manual procedure if ever needed.

 * 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.

 - 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
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> >
> >
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