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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <dennis.hamil...@acm.org>
Subject RE: [PATCH DOWNLOAD] Draft for the hotfix webpage
Date Mon, 15 Aug 2016 21:40:15 GMT


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marcus [mailto:marcus.mail@wtnet.de]
> Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 13:43
> To: dev@openoffice.apache.org
> Subject: Re: [PATCH DOWNLOAD] Draft for the hotfix webpage
> 
> Am 08/15/2016 09:10 PM, schrieb Dennis E. Hamilton:
> >
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Kay Schenk@apache.org [mailto:kschenk@apache.org]
> >> Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 08:59
> >> To: dev@openoffice.apache.org
> >> Subject: Re: [PATCH DOWNLOAD] Draft for the hotfix webpage
> >>
> >> On 08/13/2016 02:16 PM, Marcus wrote:
> >>> As we have now the patched library file and Readme for all
> platforms,
> >>> IMHO not much more is needed to go public with the hotfix. Therefore
> >>> I've created a draft version of the hotfix download webpage:
> >>>
> >>> http://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/openoffice/4.1.2-
> >> patch1/hotfix.html
> >>>
> >>> Please review and tell me your feedback.
> > [orcmid]
> >
> > I have a number of items.  I can fix the URLs in (2) below after I
> have updated the Windows set.
> >
> >    1. This is worded as if it is the advisory.  I assume this is,
> rather, something that should be linked to from an update of the
> advisory.  I request that it be a description of the HotFix.  It could
> link to the advisory, of course.  RECOMMENDATION: Have the emphasis be
> on this describing release of the hotfix for CVE-2016-1513.
> 
> OK, seems indeed not clear enough.
> 
> >    2. Download and Installation.  Currently, this page is at
> > <https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/openoffice/4.1.2-
> patch1/hotfix.html>.  It has *ABSOLUTE* URLs to the binaries and source
> and the various hashes.  WHEN GENERAL DISTRIBUTION OCCURS, this page and
> all of the binaries and source pages will be at
> > <https://archive.apache.org/dist/openoffice/4.1.2-patch1>.
> 
> Please remember that it's just a draft of what is available at the
> moment. ;-) That's why the URLs for source and binaries differ already.
> Of course all URLs will change when everything is available at dist/ and
> no longer dev/.
> 
> RECOMMENDATION: In the Download&  Installation table, make all URLS
> *RELATIVE* to the HotFix page, since when it is staged to release and
> then to archive, the links will always work.
> >       NOTE. When we make general distribution, we stage the HotFix
> HTML page and the binaries subfolder to
> > <https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/release/openoffice/4.1.2-patch1>
> using SVN copies.  In 24-48 hours or so that material will show up
> automatically on archive.apache.org and we can make the general
> distribution announcement.  The dist.apache.org materials can be removed
> when that happens.  WARNING. The Windows material is not ready, and some
> renaming will happen.  That should all be done by the end of Tuesday
> (GMT).
> 
> The current location of the hotfix webpage is of course is not the final
> one. It will be there where the other webpages are: at w.oo.o.
> 
> I've just put it into SVN to have it not yet on the public OO website.
[orcmid] 

LOL.  I thought that is where you wanted to keep it [;<).  Because it is so specific to
this HotFix, I think it would be great to leave it with the downloads and the archive.apache.org
site, but link to it from openoffice.org. 
 
> 
> >    3. Next Step under Download and Installation.  The README for
> Windows addresses the way to Unzip and provides important information
> about how the extract is into a folder of a default-determined name.  I
> don't know if the others provide comparable information and/or operating
> from a terminal is assumed.
> 
> Yes, more (Linux) or less (Mac) it should be comparable.
> 
> >    4. How to verify the download&  installation.  Verifying the Zip is
> sufficient.  The table does not identify the files those check cases are
> from so it is not at all clear what value this is.  RECOMMENDATION: If
> it is valuable, we should include the additional hashes inside the Zips,
> and provide the size and time stamp information in the individual README
> files.
> 
> Yes, right. "Old file" and "New file" is for sure not exact enough which
> file it is about. And the other file-based data can be moved to the
> Readme's, too.
> 
>  > That way there is no redundancy and the information is maintained in
>  > exactly one place.
> 
> <nitpicker>
> Ahm, no. ;-) At the moment we have it at a single place. When we split
> it into the 4 Readme's then we have 4 places to maintain.
> </nitpicker>
> 
> But at the end you are right. The webpage contains some details that
> should be moved to the respective Readme.
> 
> I'll finish the changes when I'm back from a trip on Thursday or Friday.
> 
> Thanks for your feedback.
> 
> Marcus
> 
> 
> 
> >> Looks good to me.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Kay Schenk
> >> Apache OpenOffice
> 
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