Re: AOO Governance (was RE: Next release and gbuild)

2016-03-20 Thread donaldupre .
> April 20, 2016, meeting of the ASF Board. It will be added to the history > after subsequent approval of the minutes of that meeting. (The complete ASF > Board Minutes that are the authoritative source of the extracts can be > found via <http://www.apache.org/foundati

Re: AOO Governance (was RE: Next release and gbuild)

2016-03-20 Thread donaldupre .
On Fri, Mar 18, 2016 at 4:18 PM, Patricia Shanahan wrote: > When I was working I gave up some of my freedom to do what I wanted in > exchange for being paid to do what other people told me. > > We all do... > I retired when I had accumulated enough investments that the financial

Re: Next release and gbuild

2016-03-19 Thread donaldupre .
On Tue, Mar 15, 2016 at 8:46 PM, Pedro Giffuni wrote: > Either someone steps in or we just have a team of people do things. > Holacracy is not a good idea.

Re: AOO Governance (was RE: Next release and gbuild)

2016-03-19 Thread donaldupre .
suggested making a release without a manger is beyond me... On Fri, Mar 18, 2016 at 1:20 AM, Patricia Shanahan <p...@acm.org> wrote: > I am really, really curious. How would you recommend the hypothetical AOO > management hierarchy go about compelling me to do anything? > > On 3/

Re: Restore the website logo

2016-03-12 Thread donaldupre .
+1 if you mean the balloons and confetti at the upper left corner of the home page. On Sat, Mar 12, 2016 at 3:15 AM, JZA wrote: > Hello, I want to congratulate the project for 160M download. However I > would want to discuss how long should this logo be up there. IMHO is a

Re: Calc needs major overhaul

2016-02-14 Thread donaldupre .
Did you manage to perform this in some other spreadsheet program? On Sun, Feb 14, 2016 at 10:17 AM, wrote: > > Please take a look at the following site. > > > http://wsatellite.web.fc2.com/research/openoffice/calcform01.html > >

Re: A Complaint

2016-02-07 Thread donaldupre .
On Sun, Feb 7, 2016 at 7:35 AM, J. Myers wrote: > I installed the Open Office 4.1 thinking I was doing a good thing --- > just adding a processing program that was cheaper than Word. How can Word be compatible with Star Writer? > Now > I regret it and I am more

Re: [REPORT] Issue Clearance Quality + Technical Debt

2016-01-17 Thread donaldupre .
On Sat, Jan 16, 2016 at 8:22 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton wrote: > > [orcmid] > > I don't know. I haven't looked for such information and I am not aware of > any form it might be available in. > > Considering how different projects can be, I am not certain what lessons > might

Re: Proposal: AOO 4.2.0

2016-01-16 Thread donaldupre .
+1 a roadmap is a must. On Sat, Jan 16, 2016 at 1:53 PM, FR web forum wrote: > Hello dev, > Is it possible to provide an explicit release date for next 4.2.0? > To avoid a previous denigration campaign like for 4.1.2. > >

Re: Libre Office Development Compared to OpenOffice Development

2016-01-16 Thread donaldupre .
Hard to see that happens as MS is a sponsor of ASF... : http://www.apache.org/foundation/thanks.html On Fri, Jan 15, 2016 at 5:45 PM, Chuck Davis wrote: > But I agree that > open source needs to take the innovation prize away from MS. > > >

Re: [REPORT] Issue Clearance Quality + Technical Debt

2016-01-16 Thread donaldupre .
Very interesting, thank you. Perhaps the reduced activity is an indication for the saturation state of the project (i.e. all the possible bugs and features already exist in Bugzilla)? Is it possible to compare this information with other office suites? On Fri, Jan 15, 2016 at 9:22 PM, Dennis E.

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

2016-01-10 Thread donaldupre .
The "Why" page is important and shouldn't be discarded. The advantages over MS Office are obvious... It is far less obvious how AOO is currently better than LO / Gnome Office / Calligra Suite. The references to scientific papers in Gnumeric home page are a good example for a convincing "Why" page.

Re: OpenOffice and SourceForge: cruel wedding

2016-01-07 Thread donaldupre .
+1 for a divorce :) On Thu, Jan 7, 2016 at 7:19 PM, Roberto Galoppini < roberto.galopp...@gmail.com> wrote: > Thanks for heads up, both the account and its creatives have been blocked. > > Roberto > > 2016-01-07 15:38 GMT+01:00 FR web forum : > > > > > Today, we have 2 users

Re: [QUESTION] rights to change Priority, Importance and Severity of an issue

2016-01-06 Thread donaldupre .
A complex interface with many fields can deter users from reporting bugs and suggesting improvements. The reporting process should be the quickest and easiest possible. On Tue, Jan 5, 2016 at 9:07 PM, Marcus wrote: it won't change anything for us if we limit the usage of

Re: Proposed Calc "Find & Replace" dialog enhancements

2015-11-16 Thread donaldupre .
Twitter with Bugzilla link to vote isn't a better way? I rarely visit the forum and blog. On Sun, Nov 15, 2015 at 7:56 PM, Andrea Pescetti wrote: > On 12/11/2015 Damjan Jovanovic wrote: > >> Recently I fixed a bad 9 year old bug #60307 with at least 6 duplicates >> ... >>

Re: Proposed Calc "Find & Replace" dialog enhancements

2015-11-13 Thread donaldupre .
On Thu, Nov 12, 2015 at 10:59 PM, Damjan Jovanovic wrote: > Hi > > Recently I fixed a bad 9 year old bug #60307 with at least 6 duplicates > [and still broken in at least LO 4.2.8.2 :-)], now allowing searching for > cells by the value displayed after formatting (eg.

Re: Remembering Ian Lynch in 4.1.2 announcement

2015-10-28 Thread donaldupre .
Well said JZA, yet a mention in the release announcement is appropriate only if the deceased worked on it directly. That's my 2 cents. On Wed, Oct 28, 2015 at 10:41 AM, JZA wrote: > On Wed, Oct 28, 2015 at 2:00 AM, J├╝rgen Schmidt > wrote: > > > On

About voting

2015-10-25 Thread donaldupre .
Hi I was wondering, why is it necessary to vote for a minor release (4.1.1 to 4.1.2)? Voting for a major release makes sense. Is a unanimous vote necessary for a release? Where can voting history per release be found? It is interesting to see how voting results predicted the actual public

Re: About voting

2015-10-25 Thread donaldupre .
Thanks! On Sun, Oct 25, 2015 at 5:05 PM, Andrea Pescetti <pesce...@apache.org> wrote: > donaldupre wrote: > >> I was wondering, why is it necessary to vote for a minor release (4.1.1 to >> 4.1.2)? >> > > Because a release is an official act at Apache.

Re: NeoShine: ribbon introduction

2015-10-16 Thread donaldupre .
Please no ribbon. On Fri, Oct 16, 2015 at 4:36 PM, FR web forum wrote: > Hello list, > > Distributed with NeoKylin in China, NeoShine introduce a ribbon: > http://oooforum.free.fr/images/neokylin_writer.png > http://oooforum.free.fr/images/neokylin_calc.png > > I don't speak

Re: OpenOffice 4.1.2 release date

2015-10-16 Thread donaldupre .
I think an exact release date is a must. "A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it's better than no inspiration at all." - Rita Mae Brown On Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 9:20 PM, Kay Schenk wrote: > > On 09/28/2015 03:49 PM, Andrea Pescetti wrote: > > I've been very

Re: NeoShine: ribbon introduction

2015-10-16 Thread donaldupre .
"You've gotta be original, because if you're like someone else, what do they need you for?" - Bernadette Peters I like to see as much as possible of my document on the screen, regardless of screen aspect ratio or ribbon orientation (sidebar or horizontal). On Fri, Oct 16, 2015 at 7:04 PM, Rory

Apache replacement

2015-10-10 Thread donaldupre .
Hi What does it take to buy back OpenOffice from Apache? I'm sure there are commercial entities that will be happy to develop it. Apache isn't doing a great job... Best regards, Don PS I don't want a merge with LibreOffice!

Re: Apache replacement

2015-10-10 Thread donaldupre .
independently (eg. NeoOffice), there's nothing to be bought. > > What are your exact problems with the job Apache is doing? > > Regards > Damjan > > > On Sat, Oct 10, 2015 at 12:36 PM, donaldupre . <donaldu...@gmail.com> > wrote: > > > Hi > > What does i

Re: Apache replacement

2015-10-10 Thread donaldupre .
of OO and LO, introducing a third player seems unreasonable. I'm not affiliated with such a company and just raised an innocent question. Regards, Don On Sat, Oct 10, 2015 at 4:14 PM, Andrea Pescetti <pesce...@apache.org> wrote: > donaldupre . wrote: > >> What does it take to b