Fwd: 300 Million Downloads of Apache OpenOffice(R)

2020-11-02 Thread Rob Weir
Congratulations on 300 million downloads. That is quite an accomplishment. But do you have a Klingon translation yet? ;-) -Rob -- Forwarded message - From: Marcus Date: Sun, Nov 1, 2020 at 6:04 PM Subject: 300 Million Downloads of Apache OpenOffice® To: [this announcement is

Re: [Google+] Administration?

2016-11-09 Thread Rob Weir
The Google+ page currently has 1 owner (me) and 4 managers: Chao Huang, Donald Harbison, Jürgen Schmidt, and Samer Mansour. I'd recommend the PMC designate at least one new owner who can then clean up the access control list. To add a new owner I'd need to know the person's Google login ID

Re: [REPORT] Issue Clearance Quality + Technical Debt

2016-01-17 Thread Rob Weir
On Fri, Jan 15, 2016 at 2:22 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton wrote: > [BCC to Project Management Committee and users@ oo.a.o] > > SUMMARY > > The top-level analysis of Bugzilla issue handling has been completed for all > issues opened on the project through December 31, 2015. > > The

Re: [REPORT] Issue Clearance Quality + Technical Debt

2016-01-17 Thread Rob Weir
to be dug into. We can worry about what best to call it when we know > more about what it is. > > My concern is that it is a debt that our users and the supporters of the > user-facing lists are paying the interest on [;<). > > - Dennis > >> -Original Message- >

Re: Updating the WHY section of www.openoffice.org

2016-01-10 Thread Rob Weir
On Sat, Jan 9, 2016 at 6:59 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton wrote: > I am +1 for also looking at the why_new_computers page as Jan suggests. > > Telling people that AOO is free is not the issue. > > Where it is an advantage is a matter for users to decide. We should let them > judge

Re: Updated download stats

2015-11-24 Thread Rob Weir
ge, so anyone is free to find other (and perhaps better) was to visualize it. -Rob > kind regards > > Matthias Seidel > > > Am 24.11.2015 um 16:43 schrieb Rob Weir: >> >> I've updated and run the download scripts for the 4.1.2 release and >> pu

Updated download stats

2015-11-24 Thread Rob Weir
I've updated and run the download scripts for the 4.1.2 release and put the updated data on our download stats page: http://www.openoffice.org/stats/downloads.html (You might need to force a browser cache update to get the latest data file to load) It shows a strong response to the 4.1.2

Re: Wrongful information on the Wikipedia

2015-09-17 Thread Rob Weir
On Thu, Sep 17, 2015 at 10:25 AM, David Gerard <dger...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Wed, 16 Sep 2015 21:27:53 GMT, Rob Weir <r...@robweir.com> wrote: > >> Last word, in case the inference is unclear. We're dealing with a >> sophisticated serial infringer on Wi

Re: Wrongful information on the Wikipedia

2015-09-16 Thread Rob Weir
On Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 4:52 PM, John D'Orazio wrote: > Interestingly mr. David Gerard IS a moderator on Wikipedia it seems. He > still has to abide by the rules though. And there is quite a bit of > discussion on the talk page, where some users have opted to

Re: Wrongful information on the Wikipedia

2015-09-16 Thread Rob Weir
On Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 3:38 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton wrote: > Time, gentlemen, time. > > We're far across the ad hominem boundary and it is time to let this thread go > night-night. > > Whatever is thought of about what happens on Wikipedia, it is not ASF and AOO > business.

Re: Wrongful information on the Wikipedia

2015-09-16 Thread Rob Weir
On Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 5:04 PM, Rob Weir <r...@robweir.com> wrote: > On Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 3:38 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton <orc...@apache.org> wrote: >> Time, gentlemen, time. >> >> We're far across the ad hominem boundary and it is time to let this thread

Re: AOO -> LO or MS O

2015-09-03 Thread Rob Weir
On Thu, Sep 3, 2015 at 9:54 AM, Rich Bowen wrote: > > > On 09/03/2015 08:33 AM, Fernando Cassia wrote: >> >> "After LibreOffice came out, Oracle released one version of Oracle Open >> Office before deciding that the project wasn’t worth the effort >> >>

Re: AOO -> LO or MS O

2015-09-03 Thread Rob Weir
On Thursday, September 3, 2015, Louis Suárez-Potts <lui...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > On 03 Sep 15, at 15:13, Rob Weir <r...@robweir.com <javascript:;>> wrote: > > > > On Thu, Sep 3, 2015 at 9:54 AM, Rich Bowen <rbo...@rcbowen.com > <javascript:

Re: 2015-08-25 When Speaking as the Chair

2015-08-26 Thread Rob Weir
On Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 8:56 PM, Tony Stevenson t...@pc-tony.com wrote: On Tue, 25 Aug 2015, at 06:09 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton wrote: [BCC to the AOO PMC] From the Chair, It occurs to me that the role of the Chair of the Apache OpenOffice Project Management Committee is often seriously

Re: [VOTE] Dennis Hamilton as new AOO Chair.

2015-08-17 Thread Rob Weir
On Sun, Aug 16, 2015 at 2:57 AM, jan i j...@apache.org wrote: This is a call for a formal vote among the 1 candidate for the AOO Chair role. Due to the fact that there are only 1 candidate we could use lazy consensus, but since some persons might be against that, we will use majority vote,

Re: For Information: Reported Windows 10 problems

2015-08-06 Thread Rob Weir
On Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 2:04 AM, Rory O'Farrell ofarr...@iol.ie wrote: On Wed, 5 Aug 2015 19:44:01 -0400 Rob Weir r...@robweir.com wrote: Did some of my own testing, starting with a clean image of Windows 7 Professional x64. Installed AOO 4.1.1 and created and saved files with Writer, Calc

Re: STATE OF AOO: Overall Bugzilla Activity through July 2015

2015-08-06 Thread Rob Weir
On Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 8:18 AM, Marcus marcus.m...@wtnet.de wrote: Thanks for generating the numbers. Even when it is no surprise that we have many unsolved issues, it's always good to know the current values. From the stats perspective, what is interesting is when you have a real

Re: For Information: Reported Windows 10 problems

2015-08-05 Thread Rob Weir
of LibreOffice to see if there are problems there. Based on my experience so far, I do not expect any. -Original Message- From: Rob Weir [mailto:r...@robweir.com] Sent: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 05:47 To: dev@openoffice.apache.org Subject: Re: For Information: Reported Windows 10 problems I

Re: For Information: Reported Windows 10 problems

2015-08-04 Thread Rob Weir
I see this as well: http://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/windows-10-changed-all-my-documents-to-read-only/ The test to do is check the file in Windows Explorer. Right click and go to the Properties panel. If it is marked read only there, with AOO not even running, then it is an OS issue.

Re: problem with web site staging build

2015-07-31 Thread Rob Weir
I just checked in a website file and got a build error as well: Invalid argument: Can't convert string from 'UTF-8' to native encoding:: /usr/home/cmsslave/slave15/ooo-site-site-staging/build/trunk/content/de/doc/howto_2_0/draw/pics/in_3D_Rotationsko?\204?\136rper.png at

150 million downloads, and then some

2015-07-31 Thread Rob Weir
I just updated the download stats. Once we fix a website build error this will show up on the website chart [1] as well. We've had 151,441,372 downloads of Apache OpenOffice since we released our first version at Apache in May 2012. Regards, -Rob 1:

Re: [DISCUSS] Would you like to be the new chair of AOO ?

2015-07-31 Thread Rob Weir
On Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 9:26 AM, Roberto Galoppini roberto.galopp...@gmail.com wrote: Hi all, I would like to nominate Dennis Hamilton (orcmid), for a number of reasons we already discussed here, and more important to say because of his very positive attitude towards collaboration within the

Re: ODF 1.2 and AOO ?

2015-07-17 Thread Rob Weir
On Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 6:06 AM, jan i j...@apache.org wrote: Hi Can someone please help me understand the implications of this: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/2015/07/17/open-document-format-odf-1-2-published-as-international-standard-263002015-by-isoiec/ Do we also support ODF 1.2 ?

Re: Download Stats

2015-06-29 Thread Rob Weir
On Sat, Jun 27, 2015 at 10:42 AM, jan i j...@apache.org wrote: On Saturday, June 27, 2015, Kay Schenk kay.sch...@gmail.com wrote: On 06/26/2015 11:27 AM, Marcus wrote: Am 06/26/2015 12:40 PM, schrieb Rory O'Farrell: Just to note that the OO download statistics haven't been updated in

Re: Source signed by someone not on your list

2015-06-03 Thread Rob Weir
On Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 3:49 PM, jan i j...@apache.org wrote: Hi Juergen Schmidt was the release manager for the latest AOO releases so the key is valid. If you use our official mirror through www.openoffice.org you should see that the key is legal. but thanks for being observant and

Re: Two Languages: One ISO-639-# code

2015-05-20 Thread Rob Weir
On Tue, May 19, 2015 at 7:14 AM, toki toki.kant...@gmail.com wrote: On 19/05/2015 10:20, Dirk-Willem van Gulik wrote: So in ISO 639-X the most accurate you can pinpoint it is xo and then xho. And in glotolog; you have mpon1252 as its most precise denominator. Now as it *happens* -

Re: Draft Blog Post: Authoring e-Books in Apache OpenOffice: An Interview with Jon Holdsworth

2015-05-13 Thread Rob Weir
Thanks, all, for the feedback. The live version of the post is now available here: https://blogs.apache.org/OOo/entry/authoring_e_books_in_apache Regards, -Rob On Tue, May 12, 2015 at 2:40 AM, Andrea Pescetti pesce...@apache.org wrote: Rob Weir wrote: https://blogs.apache.org/roller-ui

Draft Blog Post: Authoring e-Books in Apache OpenOffice: An Interview with Jon Holdsworth

2015-05-11 Thread Rob Weir
https://blogs.apache.org/roller-ui/authoring/preview/OOo/?previewEntry=authoring_e_books_in_apache That requires an editor account for the blog to read. I though there was an easy way to rewrite the URL so the preview was public, but that does not seem to be working for me. In any case, this is

Re: Some old OOo SVN dumps, of use to anyone?

2015-03-06 Thread Rob Weir
On Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 4:55 AM, Thorsten Behrens t...@documentfoundation.org wrote: Rob Weir wrote: On Sat, Feb 28, 2015 at 3:23 PM, Simon Phipps si...@webmink.com wrote: I agree with this -- it's history for every derivative of OO.o, not just AOO. It is not exactly the syllabic nucleus

Re: Some old OOo SVN dumps, of use to anyone?

2015-03-02 Thread Rob Weir
On Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 3:24 AM, Herbert Duerr h...@apache.org wrote: On 2015-02-28 23:05, Andrea Pescetti wrote: Rob Weir wrote: It could be even more useful, of course, if hosted as an actual (read-only) repository, to consult the history of the code base. Isn't this part of Herbert's

Re: Some old OOo SVN dumps, of use to anyone?

2015-03-02 Thread Rob Weir
On Sun, Mar 1, 2015 at 3:51 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton dennis.hamil...@acm.org wrote: Oh, duh ... @rob, I can send you a 500GB USB drive or even a 1.5TB SATA drive. Not sure what format you could put on it, assuming you run Linux. NTFS is preferable but FAT32 might work on the USB drive.

Re: Some old OOo SVN dumps, of use to anyone?

2015-03-01 Thread Rob Weir
...@acm.org] Sent: Saturday, February 28, 2015 14:11 To: dev@openoffice.apache.org Subject: RE: Some old OOo SVN dumps, of use to anyone? -- replying inline to -- From: Rob Weir [mailto:r...@robweir.com] Sent: Saturday, February 28, 2015 12:38 To: dev@openoffice.apache.org Subject: Re: Some old

Re: Some old OOo SVN dumps, of use to anyone?

2015-02-28 Thread Rob Weir
On Sat, Feb 28, 2015 at 3:23 PM, Simon Phipps si...@webmink.com wrote: On Sat, Feb 28, 2015 at 7:22 PM, Marcus marcus.m...@wtnet.de wrote: IMHO this is an invaluable source of our history that we shouldn't loose. I agree with this -- it's history for every derivative of OO.o, not just AOO.

Some old OOo SVN dumps, of use to anyone?

2015-02-28 Thread Rob Weir
I was cleaning up my office at home and I found an old external harddrive with some SVN dumps on them. One, at around 150 GB, is a dump of the legacy http://svn.services.openoffice.org/ooo It looks like OOo used SVN before Mercurial, and this has file history from the migration from CVS to SVN

[VOTE][RESULTS] What should we do with the Why Compliance? page on the website

2015-02-23 Thread Rob Weir
[ ] Leave the page as it is. No one voted for this option [ ] Make changes in that text parts where the facts are wrong or the tone does not fit or ASF rules were broken. 4 PMC votes for this option: Rob,Marcus, Kay and Juergen [ ] Delete the entire page. 3 PMC votes for this option: Dennis,

Re: [Vote] What should we do with the Why Compliance? page on the website

2015-02-19 Thread Rob Weir
On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 2:57 PM, Rob Weir r...@robweir.com wrote: The page in question is here: http://www.openoffice.org/why/why_compliance.html Voting choices are: [ ] Leave the page as it is. [X ] Make changes in that text parts where the facts are wrong or the tone does not fit

[VOTE][DISCUSS] What should we do with the Why Compliance? page on the website

2015-02-19 Thread Rob Weir
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Re: Proposal to change or remove a web page that seems to cause unfruitful discussions.

2015-02-19 Thread Rob Weir
On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 2:29 PM, jan i j...@apache.org wrote: On Thursday, February 19, 2015, Marcus marcus.m...@wtnet.de wrote: I need to posting on the top because I don't know which one I should use as every 3 minutes new postings are coming. Sorry. As it is still not clear if we

Re: Proposal to change or remove a web page that seems to cause unfruitful discussions.

2015-02-19 Thread Rob Weir
On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 2:12 PM, Marcus marcus.m...@wtnet.de wrote: I need to posting on the top because I don't know which one I should use as every 3 minutes new postings are coming. Sorry. As it is still not clear if we discuss about that the content is too aggressive or just the

Re: Proposal to change or remove a web page that seems to cause unfruitful discussions.

2015-02-19 Thread Rob Weir
On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 10:10 AM, jan i j...@apache.org wrote: Hi. We have a page http://www.openoffice.org/why/why_compliance.html which seems to be like a red carpet to a number of people. There are of course people who do not like the page because they would like another license to have

Re: New Contributor Looking for Directory Information

2015-02-19 Thread Rob Weir
On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 9:29 AM, Patrick Lynn plynn...@gmail.com wrote: Hi, my name is Patrick Lynn and I am a student at College of Charleston who is working on bug fixes for AOO this semester with my team. We have familiarized ourselves with the bug system but I was wondering if their is any

Re: Proposal to change or remove a web page that seems to cause unfruitful discussions.

2015-02-19 Thread Rob Weir
On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 12:44 PM, jan i j...@apache.org wrote: On 19 February 2015 at 18:22, Rob Weir r...@robweir.com wrote: On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 12:11 PM, jan i j...@apache.org wrote: On 19 February 2015 at 17:54, Rob Weir r...@robweir.com wrote: On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 11:38 AM

Re: [VOTE][DISCUSS] What should we do with the Why Compliance? page on the website

2015-02-19 Thread Rob Weir
On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 4:38 PM, Andrea Pescetti pesce...@apache.org wrote: Rob Weir wrote: Thread for discussion Come on, what's this? Do you guys read this list? We had this conversation earlier this month, not ages ago. It ended like this: http://markmail.org/message/2ae5vrtevxyizaje

Re: Proposal to change or remove a web page that seems to cause unfruitful discussions.

2015-02-19 Thread Rob Weir
On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 10:51 AM, jan i j...@apache.org wrote: On 19 February 2015 at 16:32, Rob Weir r...@robweir.com wrote: On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 10:10 AM, jan i j...@apache.org wrote: Hi. We have a page http://www.openoffice.org/why/why_compliance.html which seems to be like a red

Re: Proposal to change or remove a web page that seems to cause unfruitful discussions.

2015-02-19 Thread Rob Weir
On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 12:11 PM, jan i j...@apache.org wrote: On 19 February 2015 at 17:54, Rob Weir r...@robweir.com wrote: On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 11:38 AM, Simon Phipps si...@webmink.com wrote: On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 4:27 PM, Alexandro Colorado j...@oooes.org wrote: Why not just

Re: Proposal to change or remove a web page that seems to cause unfruitful discussions.

2015-02-19 Thread Rob Weir
On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 11:27 AM, Alexandro Colorado j...@oooes.org wrote: On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 11:21 AM, Rob Weir r...@robweir.com wrote: On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 10:51 AM, jan i j...@apache.org wrote: On 19 February 2015 at 16:32, Rob Weir r...@robweir.com wrote: On Thu, Feb 19, 2015

Re: Proposal to change or remove a web page that seems to cause unfruitful discussions.

2015-02-19 Thread Rob Weir
On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 11:38 AM, Simon Phipps si...@webmink.com wrote: On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 4:27 PM, Alexandro Colorado j...@oooes.org wrote: Why not just take it down, and re-publish it when there is a more agreeable content on it. That sounds smart to me, +1. I note that on

Re: Download stats update

2015-02-08 Thread Rob Weir
On Sat, Feb 7, 2015 at 5:40 AM, Alexandro Colorado j...@oooes.org wrote: I notice that the stats havent been update to 2015. We are already on February and 2015 don't show up in the scale.I would expect at least a 5% of the graph to belong to 2015. I've been updating the stats occasionally,

Re: Download stats update

2015-02-08 Thread Rob Weir
On Sun, Feb 8, 2015 at 10:50 AM, Alexandro Colorado j...@oooes.org wrote: On Sun, Feb 8, 2015 at 10:16 AM, Rob Weir r...@robweir.com wrote: On Sat, Feb 7, 2015 at 5:40 AM, Alexandro Colorado j...@oooes.org wrote: I notice that the stats havent been update to 2015. We are already on February

Re: [VOTE] New Apache OpenOffice PMC Chair

2015-02-05 Thread Rob Weir
On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 1:52 PM, Andrea Pescetti pesce...@apache.org wrote: On 31 December 2014 I wrote to this list that I would be available to resign from the Apache OpenOffice PMC Chair position as soon as a successor could be elected. A previous vote was cancelled. For this second vote we

Re: From user on Facebook, saying BestBuy is telling users OpenOffice has viruses

2015-02-02 Thread Rob Weir
On Mon, Feb 2, 2015 at 5:07 PM, Marcus marcus.m...@wtnet.de wrote: Am 02/02/2015 09:15 PM, schrieb Rob Weir: https://www.facebook.com/ApacheOO/posts/846449215413957 Not sure what we can do about this, or if it is widespread. I hope it is not a general attitude against open source at BestBuy

From user on Facebook, saying BestBuy is telling users OpenOffice has viruses

2015-02-02 Thread Rob Weir
https://www.facebook.com/ApacheOO/posts/846449215413957 Not sure what we can do about this, or if it is widespread. I hope it is not a general attitude against open source at BestBuy, the largest nationwide electronics retailer in America. But I do wonder if they have a bad feeling regarding

Re: Redistribution

2015-02-02 Thread Rob Weir
On Mon, Feb 2, 2015 at 7:07 AM, Roglap est...@rocketmail.com wrote: Hi, We understand that we can distribute the software OppenOffice according to the legal conditions. It is possible work with Adwords campaigns to publish the your browser? The process for requesting permission to use our

Re: [DISCUSS] Inappropriate Compliance Costs

2015-02-02 Thread Rob Weir
On Mon, Feb 2, 2015 at 8:34 AM, Simon Phipps si...@webmink.com wrote: On Mon, Feb 2, 2015 at 3:09 AM, Andrea Pescetti pesce...@apache.org wrote: On 30/01/2015 Rob Weir wrote: 1) Companies that use commercially licensed software are exposed to compliance risk that can be mitigated with time

Re: [DISCUSS] Inappropriate Compliance Costs

2015-01-30 Thread Rob Weir
On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 7:32 AM, Jürgen Schmidt jogischm...@gmail.com wrote: On 29/01/15 19:19, Dennis E. Hamilton wrote: I didn't even know about this page, http://www.openoffice.org/why/why_compliance.html, until I saw an update on the Apache ooo-site SVN yesterday. I glanced at it and

Re: [DISCUSS] Inappropriate Compliance Costs

2015-01-30 Thread Rob Weir
On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 1:19 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton orc...@apache.org wrote: I didn't even know about this page, http://www.openoffice.org/why/why_compliance.html, until I saw an update on the Apache ooo-site SVN yesterday. I glanced at it and didn't think much about it. Today, Simon

Re: [DISCUSS] Inappropriate Compliance Costs

2015-01-30 Thread Rob Weir
On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 3:36 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton orc...@apache.org wrote: Pedro and Jürgen, It is important to be concerned about false contrasts and comparisons. There is a risk, when we are essentially preaching to the choir, that we sink into some sort of fundamentalist hyperbole as

Re: [Bugzilla] Please add version 4.1.2 to Target field

2015-01-27 Thread Rob Weir
On Sun, Jan 25, 2015 at 5:20 PM, Andrea Pescetti pesce...@apache.org wrote: Resending again with modified subject line. Bugzilla admins, if you need more admins in the team just call for help. Thanks, Andrea. Based on past pattern, we'd add 4.1.2-dev now, and 4.1.2 once that version has

Re: [nomination] Apache openoffice chair

2015-01-26 Thread Rob Weir
On Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 9:37 AM, RA Stehmann anw...@rechtsanwalt-stehmann.de wrote: On 26.01.2015 15:20, Rob Weir wrote: On Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 7:17 AM, jan i j...@apache.org wrote: Hi Several private emails, during the previous vote (meaning too late to change anything), have persuaded me

Re: [nomination] Apache openoffice chair

2015-01-26 Thread Rob Weir
On Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 9:10 AM, Andrea Pescetti pesce...@apache.org wrote: jan i wrote: I am available, if the community wants me as chair (and PMC) without time limit. (Answering both messages in one) OK, so we have two candidates, which is great! I must have missed it, but when did

Re: [nomination] Apache openoffice chair

2015-01-26 Thread Rob Weir
On Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 7:17 AM, jan i j...@apache.org wrote: Hi Several private emails, during the previous vote (meaning too late to change anything), have persuaded me to reconsider. Self nomination is generally not a good thing, but Andrea has asked me specifically to send this mail, to

Re: [NOMINATION] Dennis Hamilton for Apache OpenOffice PMC Chair

2015-01-26 Thread Rob Weir
On Sun, Jan 25, 2015 at 7:48 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton orc...@apache.org wrote: It's my birthday and it just seemed a good idea to move the needle on Priority #1. I'm rather uncomfortable about self-nomination yet I figure the conversations and discussion are of value. I hereby nominate

Re: [nomination] Apache openoffice chair

2015-01-26 Thread Rob Weir
On Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 9:59 AM, Andrea Pescetti pesce...@apache.org wrote: Rob Weir wrote: I must have missed it, but when did you call for nominations? And how long are we giving to nominations? All of this started on January 1st and we can't go on and discuss forever. Everybody has

Re: [VOTE] New Apache OpenOffice PMC Chair

2015-01-16 Thread Rob Weir
On Wed, Jan 14, 2015 at 7:00 PM, Andrea Pescetti pesce...@apache.org wrote: On 31 December 2014 I wrote to this list that I would be available to resign from the Apache OpenOffice PMC Chair position as soon as a successor could be elected. We had nominations and long discussions and in the end

Re: [DISCUSS] Re: [VOTE] New Apache OpenOffice PMC Chair

2015-01-15 Thread Rob Weir
On Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 3:57 AM, Andrea Pescetti pesce...@apache.org wrote: O.Felka wrote: Am 15.01.2015 um 09:04 schrieb Andrea Pescetti: Procedural note: I didn't add it to my initial mail in order to keep it short, but it is highly recommended that -1 votes be accompanied by a brief

Re: Infographic Re: Your stand proposal for Apache OpenOffice has been accepted

2015-01-13 Thread Rob Weir
Some more fun facts here, from a presentation Andrew Rist and I did at ApacheCon last year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAv6Iyryz3c Regards, -Rob On Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 8:07 PM, Nancy K nancythirt...@yahoo.com.invalid wrote: I would like to try to build an infographic of 15-20 or so

Re: Nominations for a new PMC Chair

2015-01-13 Thread Rob Weir
On Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 6:03 AM, Ian Lynch ianrly...@gmail.com wrote: Sounds a bit like the Marcons for marketing in the original OO.o project. Right. But I hope it is clear to everyone that the main difference between OOo and AOO is not the lack of titles. The main difference is the lack

Fwd: Nominations for a new PMC Chair

2015-01-08 Thread Rob Weir
. Regards, -Rob The 6 nominees so far are, in alphabetical order: - janiJan Iversen - jsc Jürgen Schmidt - kschenk Kay Schenk - louis Louis Suarez-Potts - marcus Marcus Lange - robweir Rob Weir I'm hereby asking each of them (and any future nominees) to provide their statement

AOO 4.1 on OS/2

2015-01-08 Thread Rob Weir
http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/OpenOffice-fuer-OS-2-erhaeltlich-2513423.html My German is not so good, but this looks like an OS/2 port has been updated to AOO 4.1. -Rob - To unsubscribe, e-mail:

Re: AOO 4.1 on OS/2

2015-01-08 Thread Rob Weir
And in English here: http://www.bitwiseworks.com/press/20150107.php Looks like it is actually AOO 4.1.1. -Rob On Thu, Jan 8, 2015 at 1:41 PM, Rob Weir r...@robweir.com wrote: http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/OpenOffice-fuer-OS-2-erhaeltlich-2513423.html My German is not so good

Re: [mail list moderation] Help needed with message to announce

2015-01-02 Thread Rob Weir
On Tue, Dec 30, 2014 at 3:38 PM, Kay Schenk kay.sch...@gmail.com wrote: I included annou...@openoffice.apache.org on the message I sent yesterday about ApacheConNA, but it hasn't been delivered to that list. Does it need help from a list moderator? Sorry for the delay. I've been distracted

Re: Deflecting the Attack of the Clones

2014-12-15 Thread Rob Weir
On Sun, Dec 14, 2014 at 1:37 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton dennis.hamil...@acm.org wrote: I have been watching the arrival of support requests for AOO knock-offs on Android and plain-old PCs with some dismay. Some of this damage is self-inflicted: The Apache OpenOffice source code compiles to

Re: Signing AOO 4.1.1 (was RE: Budapest and thereafter)

2014-12-09 Thread Rob Weir
On Mon, Dec 8, 2014 at 9:29 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton dennis.hamil...@acm.org wrote: I don't know if this is helpful or not. I'm not in a position to check. Thinking out loud: There are two cases of signatures. 1. Digital signing of installable components, such as DLLs and such. This is

Re: Signing AOO 4.1.1 (was RE: Budapest and thereafter)

2014-12-09 Thread Rob Weir
On Tue, Dec 9, 2014 at 3:21 PM, jan i j...@apache.org wrote: On Tuesday, December 9, 2014, Rob Weir r...@robweir.com wrote: On Mon, Dec 8, 2014 at 9:29 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton dennis.hamil...@acm.org javascript:; wrote: I don't know if this is helpful or not. I'm not in a position to check

Re: Signing AOO 4.1.1 (was RE: Budapest and thereafter)

2014-12-09 Thread Rob Weir
On Tue, Dec 9, 2014 at 5:19 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton dennis.hamil...@acm.org wrote: +1 (non-binding [;) on PMC approval of any slip-stream. I don't understand why full rebuilds are required. The only crucial file that needs signing is the .exe that is downloaded and extracts the actual setup

Re: [PROPOSAL] Rejecting Quick Office Pro messages

2014-12-02 Thread Rob Weir
On Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 5:29 PM, Andrea Pescetti pesce...@apache.org wrote: There's an app for Apple devices called Quick Office Pro. It is totally unrelated to OpenOffice project and code. A link to it is https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/quickoffice-pro/id889011512?mt=8 They link to

Re: [PROPOSAL] Rejecting Quick Office Pro messages

2014-12-02 Thread Rob Weir
On Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 7:43 PM, Simon Phipps si...@webmink.com wrote: On Wed, Dec 3, 2014 at 12:30 AM, Rob Weir r...@robweir.com wrote: Is there a way we could handle it even earlier, at the Apache server level? Detect the incoming link based on the referrer as ones coming from

Proposal: Year end website updates

2014-12-01 Thread Rob Weir
We did this last year as well, I recall. I'm assuming lazy consensus to do the same for duration of holiday season, when many people look to end-of-year gift giving and charitable donations. Two changes: 1) Change alert to Help us Help the World: Donate Today (same text as last year) and point

Re: 2015 -- Our 30th Anniversary

2014-11-24 Thread Rob Weir
On Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 2:48 AM, Roberto Galoppini roberto.galopp...@gmail.com wrote: 2014-11-23 21:55 GMT+01:00 Louis Suárez-Potts lui...@gmail.com: On 2014-11 -23, at 12:58, Kay Schenk kay.sch...@gmail.com wrote: On Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 7:41 AM, Rob Weir r...@robweir.com wrote

Re: Link broken on Help Wanted confluence page

2014-11-20 Thread Rob Weir
On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 4:53 AM, Antoine Chevrier 1antoinechevri...@gmail.com wrote: Hi all. On the page Help Wanted https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/Help+Wanted of ApacheOpenOffice confluence space, the link inside the top introduction section - link called 14 Ways to

Re: OpenOffice folks: ApacheCon template?

2014-11-14 Thread Rob Weir
On Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 4:53 PM, Shane Curcuru a...@shanecurcuru.org wrote: On 11/10/14 6:27 PM, Andrea Pescetti wrote: On 10/11/2014 Rony G. Flatscher wrote: On 24.10.2014 21:49, Rich Bowen wrote: Just received an e-mail pointing to the ApacheCon EU template at

Re: AOO mailing list subscription totals, and other tidbits

2014-11-13 Thread Rob Weir
On Thu, Nov 13, 2014 at 2:42 AM, Jürgen Schmidt jogischm...@gmail.com wrote: On 12/11/14 20:19, Andrea Pescetti wrote: jan i wrote: On 12 November 2014 15:38, Jürgen Schmidt wrote: It's sometimes very interesting and there are some more numbers Mailing list numbers are very good. The

Re: emails to issues list

2014-11-12 Thread Rob Weir
On Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 4:18 PM, Kay Schenk kay.sch...@gmail.com wrote: On 11/11/2014 08:49 AM, Mathias Röllig wrote: Hello! Why it is possible that someone can send emails directly to the issues mailing list? e. g.

AOO mailing list subscription totals, and other tidbits

2014-11-11 Thread Rob Weir
Here's the current total subscribers for the AOO mailing lists I moderate: announce 11,318 users 584 dev 499 qa 277 l10n 233 marketing 173 api 149 (I'm not a moderator for the doc mailing list, so I can't retrieve that number). We also have 3,522 Twitter followers, 13,000 Facebook likes and

Re: Press request

2014-11-05 Thread Rob Weir
On Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 12:33 PM, Andrea Pescetti pesce...@apache.org wrote: On 31/10/2014 Eileen Wegner wrote: I´m working as a journalist for the westgerman broadcasting radio station 1LIVE. We would like to do a coverage about a open source programmer (including lobby work, organisation,

Re: Can open Open office add?

2014-10-29 Thread Rob Weir
On Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 10:57 AM, Dennis E. Hamilton dennis.hamil...@acm.org wrote: Have you checked the definition of these functions, like SUM(), in the OpenFormula specification before you get too carried away? Those have to be reconciled with the data type that a cell is identified as

Re: Proposal: AOO 4.1.2

2014-10-24 Thread Rob Weir
On Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 4:00 AM, RA Stehmann anw...@rechtsanwalt-stehmann.de wrote: On 23.10.2014 18:16, Rob Weir wrote: A short term goal, in addition to whatever 5.0 discussions we want to have. Let's try for a 4.1.2 release containing: 1) Whatever new languages/language updates we have

Re: OpenOffice lost again 6000 users (was: Improved OOXML support?)

2014-10-24 Thread Rob Weir
On Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 1:54 AM, Jörg Schmidt joe...@j-m-schmidt.de wrote: Hello, From: Andreas Säger [mailto:saege...@t-online.de] Being a customer, I do see things differently. Every OOXML file is a vote against ODF. theoretically correct, but practically? One day in future LO will

Re: Bugzilla volunteer

2014-10-24 Thread Rob Weir
On Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 8:32 AM, FR web forum ooofo...@free.fr wrote: Hello list, I answer frequently in Bugzilla. I propose to help and managing reports like set to Duplicate or Invalid. If you are interesting, I remain available. Thanks. This kind of database hygiene is always welcome.

2015 -- Our 30th Anniversary

2014-10-24 Thread Rob Weir
Those who know the history know that Apache OpenOffice is the continuation of the OpenOffice.org project, which itself came from a proprietary suite developed in Germany called StarOffice, which itself started as StarWriter, an application written in 1985 by Marco Börries . So next year, in 2015,

Re: 2015 -- Our 30th Anniversary

2014-10-24 Thread Rob Weir
On Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 11:15 AM, Roberto Galoppini roberto.galopp...@gmail.com wrote: 2014-10-24 16:41 GMT+02:00 Rob Weir r...@robweir.com: Those who know the history know that Apache OpenOffice is the continuation of the OpenOffice.org project, which itself came from a proprietary suite

Re: Concerns about the AOO community

2014-10-23 Thread Rob Weir
On Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 4:31 AM, RA Stehmann anw...@rechtsanwalt-stehmann.de wrote: Two thoughts: 1. Concerned people found it problematically that OOo depended so much on SUN and later Oracle. So the situation under the roof of the Apache Software Foundation is a real progress. So we

Proposal: AOO 4.1.2

2014-10-23 Thread Rob Weir
A short term goal, in addition to whatever 5.0 discussions we want to have. Let's try for a 4.1.2 release containing: 1) Whatever new languages/language updates we have, including of course dictionary updates. 2) Fixes for any critical bugs, especially any introduced in AOO 4.1.1. Do we know

Re: Hunspell improvement idea for italic (foreign) words

2014-10-10 Thread Rob Weir
On Fri, Oct 10, 2014 at 6:45 AM, Andrea Pescetti pesce...@apache.org wrote: Marco A.G.Pinto wrote: Microsoft Office 2010 suggests words to be changed to italic if they are foreign, at least for Portuguese. ... I was wondering if this could be implemented into Hunspell. Hunspell has no

Re: Concerns about the AOO community

2014-10-04 Thread Rob Weir
On Sat, Oct 4, 2014 at 10:58 AM, jan i j...@apache.org wrote: . . . Independent of the number of mails, It is a fact that this list, even though called dev@, contains nearly no development discussions nor does these discussions take place elsewhere publicly. . . . Hi Jan, are you having

Re: release manager for the next release

2014-10-02 Thread Rob Weir
On Thu, Oct 2, 2014 at 7:05 AM, Jürgen Schmidt jogischm...@gmail.com wrote: Hi, after a longer vacation and some silence in the past weeks I would like to discuss the release manager role. I think it's time that somebody else takes over this role and drives active the next release. I did it

Re: Concerns about the AOO community

2014-10-01 Thread Rob Weir
On Wed, Oct 1, 2014 at 4:34 PM, Alexandro Colorado j...@oooes.org wrote: On G+ I have hold a conversation with Bruce Byfield and Jos from KDE about the continuation of the Apache OpenOffice community and how the way that the community has enter lately into a dormant stage with very little

Re: Which project Instance has jurisdiction in disputes?

2014-09-26 Thread Rob Weir
On Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 5:25 AM, Jörg Schmidt joe...@j-m-schmidt.de wrote: From: Andrea Pescetti [mailto:pesce...@apache.org] My question is: Are the instructions on the following page valid: http://openoffice.apache.org/list-conduct.html They are valid. If so, then I'll make an

Re: Which project Instance has jurisdiction in disputes?

2014-09-24 Thread Rob Weir
On Wed, Sep 24, 2014 at 7:37 AM, Andrea Pescetti pesce...@apache.org wrote: RA Stehmann wrote: I only refuse the way of acting Jörg wants to instruct me. We discussed that topic on the list. To ban an email address isn't very effective, because that person is able to join the mailing list

Re: ApacheCon promotional tweets

2014-09-24 Thread Rob Weir
On Wed, Sep 24, 2014 at 2:23 AM, Andrea Pescetti pesce...@apache.org wrote: Joe Brockmeier prepared some tweets about OpenOffice content at ApacheCon. They are good for using on the official @ApacheOO account and for any promotion to the conference you might want to do on social media (so, your

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