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From "Keith N. McKenna" <keith.mcke...@comcast.net>
Subject Re: [TESTING] Applying openoffice-4.1.2-patch1 for Windows
Date Fri, 12 Aug 2016 20:48:36 GMT
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    <font face="Bookman Old Style">Attached is a text file with the
      tests that I ran and the results of each. The only problem
      encountered was in verifying tl.dll.new with the .asc signature
      file. This was due to the web of trust issue discussed earlier in
      this thread.Patricia's signature had not been certified by anyone.
      One I elevated the Owner Trust level and certified it the
      verification passed.<br>
      <br>
      I will finish reviewing the latest documentation and send any
      comments or suggested changes under separate cover.<br>
      <br>
      Regards<br>
      Keith <br>
    </font><br>
    <div class="moz-cite-prefix">Dennis E. Hamilton wrote:<br>
    </div>
    <blockquote cite="mid:006001d1f44f$0e39d580$2aad8080$@acm.org"
      type="cite">
      <pre wrap="">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 
<a class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" href="http://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/openoffice/4.1.2-patch1/binaries/Windows">&lt;http://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/openoffice/4.1.2-patch1/binaries/Windows&gt;</a>.

 - Dennis



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        <pre wrap="">-----Original Message-----
From: Dennis E. Hamilton [<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="mailto:dennis.hamilton@acm.org">mailto:dennis.hamilton@acm.org</a>]
Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 18:01
To: <a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:dev@openoffice.apache.org">dev@openoffice.apache.org</a>
Cc: <a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:qa@openoffice.apache.org">qa@openoffice.apache.org</a>
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.
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      <pre wrap="">[orcmid] 

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

Done

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        <pre wrap="">
 * 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.
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      <pre wrap="">[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.


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        <pre wrap="">
 - Dennis

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        <blockquote type="cite">
          <pre wrap="">-----Original Message-----
From: Dennis E. Hamilton [<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="mailto:dennis.hamilton@acm.org">mailto:dennis.hamilton@acm.org</a>]
Sent: Monday, August 8, 2016 09:58
To: <a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:dev@openoffice.apache.org">dev@openoffice.apache.org</a>
Cc: <a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:qa@openoffice.apache.org">qa@openoffice.apache.org</a>
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
<a class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" href="https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/openoffice/4.1.2-patch1/binaries/Windows">&lt;https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/openoffice/4.1.2-
patch1/binaries/Windows&gt;</a>.

This version reflects suggestions by Marcus Lange, Pedro Lino, and
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        <pre wrap="">Keith
</pre>
        <blockquote type="cite">
          <pre wrap="">McKenna.  Suggestions that are not (yet) implemented will be
discussed
in replies to their messages and on the bugzilla issue at
<a class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" href="https://bz.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=127065">&lt;https://bz.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=127065&gt;</a>.


By its nature, this material is intended for users operating on
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        <pre wrap="">Windows.
</pre>
        <blockquote type="cite">
          <pre wrap="">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
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        <pre wrap="">is
</pre>
        <blockquote type="cite">
          <pre wrap="">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
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        <pre wrap="">considered.
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          <pre wrap="">HTML does not have white-space incompatibility problems across
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        <pre wrap="">different
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        <blockquote type="cite">
          <pre wrap="">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
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        <pre wrap="">file
</pre>
        <blockquote type="cite">
          <pre wrap="">produces no regression or introduction of any defects not seen
using
</pre>
        </blockquote>
        <pre wrap="">an
</pre>
        <blockquote type="cite">
          <pre wrap="">unmodified Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2.

 - Dennis


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          <blockquote type="cite">
            <pre wrap="">-----Original Message-----
From: Dennis E. Hamilton [<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="mailto:dennis.hamilton@acm.org">mailto:dennis.hamilton@acm.org</a>]
Sent: Tuesday, August 2, 2016 20:31
To: <a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:dev@openoffice.apache.org">dev@openoffice.apache.org</a>
Cc: <a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:qa@openoffice.apache.org">qa@openoffice.apache.org</a>
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
&lt;<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/openoffice/4.1.2">https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/openoffice/4.1.2</a>-
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          <pre wrap="">patch1/binaries/Windows&gt;.
</pre>
          <blockquote type="cite">
            <pre wrap="">
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
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          <pre wrap="">more-
</pre>
          <blockquote type="cite">
            <pre wrap="">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






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