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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <dennis.hamil...@acm.org>
Subject RE: [TESTING] Applying openoffice-4.1.2-patch1 for Windows
Date Wed, 03 Aug 2016 21:46:07 GMT


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Keith N. McKenna [mailto:keith.mckenna@comcast.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 3, 2016 12:47
> To: dev@openoffice.apache.org
> Subject: Re: [TESTING] Applying openoffice-4.1.2-patch1 for Windows
> 
> Replies in line
> 
> Dennis E. Hamilton wrote:
> > 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.
> >
> [knmc]
> checked the zip against all of the signatures with the following
> results:
> .md5 matched
> .sha256 matched
> .asc failed with error not enough information to verify signature.
> 
[orcmid] 

Had you installed my PGP key (in the current KEYS file)?  
How did you download the .asc file?

[ ... ]
> >
> [knmc]
> In section 10 of the procedure section the line "Open the folder
> selected in step (7)" should read "Open the folder selected in step (8)"
> 
> On the whole I found the README difficult to follow with information out
> of sequence and extraneous information such as not accepting help from
> unsolicited phone calls. Not bad information, just out of place in a
> process document. Now that I have some available time I will get out my
> "blue pencil" and mark-up the document.
[orcmid] 

Note that someone has already spell-checked the document and I will do so in the future.

And all suggestions are welcome.

> 
> One improvement for the average user would be to automate the process
> with a .bat file that could find the proper folders and do the copy and
> rename procedures.
[orcmid] 

Oh duhhhhhhhhhh!

Yes, there is no reason a .bat file can't be included in the package.  With "Run as Administrator"
that should also relieve the pain for folks on non-Administrator accounts who are able to
provide/select administrator credentials.

I would leave the longer instructions, perhaps in an Appendix, for those who prefer the manual
procedure or who otherwise have reservations/problems about running a script.

Something to work on over the next day or two while also gaining more results from the current
testing.


> 
> > 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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