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Testing OpenOffice Release Candidates
 
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jjmckenzie51
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jakeOSX wrote:
the rc3.app file does not have an install, just drag it to your applications folder and run it.

i would try to check your permissions (using disk utility) and see if that helps. it should run under any user.

and i'll ponder more, and post if i think of something else.


Jake:

2.0rc3 is very old. There is a 2.0.1rc5 release out on ooopackages.good-day.net, but the site is not reachable from where I am at. I highly suggest upgrading to 2.0.1rc5 for increased functionality and bug fixes.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

while that is a good suggestion for you and I, right now RC3 has been QAed and is still the 'latest' of the OO.oX11. the end user is still running RC3 as it is the newest listed on the OO.o site.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jakeOSX wrote:
while that is a good suggestion for you and I, right now RC3 has been QAed and is still the 'latest' of the OO.oX11. the end user is still running RC3 as it is the newest listed on the OO.o site.


Did it pass QA? Then it should be a release not a release candidate.

Also, it was mentioned in the mac@porting mail list that the more folks use a particular product, the stronger the QA becomes and small, annoying problems get found and fixed. That is why I recommended the 2.0.1rc5. It definately needs to be used (and abused.)

I'm in the process of building it since I cannot get to good-day.net and no one seems to be watching it now, strictly for the QA process.
Unfortunately, I don't have anywhere to put my builds once they finish.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmm. maybe i am misunderstanding the process. i thought it had to pass QA to go to be tested (i.e. posted to the oo.o site)

regardless my (poorly worded, i may add) point was that since RC3 is the version on the oo.o site, it is the one being used by the end user, and thus the version that the support questions are in reference to.

i'm not so sure sending them to an un-official server to get an un-official build is doing anyone any favors.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jakeOSX wrote:
hmm. maybe i am misunderstanding the process. i thought it had to pass QA to go to be tested (i.e. posted to the oo.o site)


That is correct. It was my misunderstanding on what we were doing here. It was my instructions to you to get the rc5 and try it out.

jakeOSX wrote:

regardless my (poorly worded, i may add) point was that since RC3 is the version on the oo.o site, it is the one being used by the end user, and thus the version that the support questions are in reference to.

i'm not so sure sending them to an un-official server to get an un-official build is doing anyone any favors.


What I feel needs to happen is that the newer release candidate needs to be QAd and get either rejected or accepted. I for one, do not want to see the MacOSX version to fall behind that of its peers. Fortunately, it appears that the QA process for the other operating system releases is taking quite some time for OpenOffice.org 2.0.1.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i agree too, i want the OSX version to stay up to date. i've been trying to get RC5 for a bit (even tried to get a french version before the en-US one came out) but to no avail. alas, can only keep trying.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jakeOSX wrote:
i agree too, i want the OSX version to stay up to date. i've been trying to get RC5 for a bit (even tried to get a french version before the en-US one came out) but to no avail. alas, can only keep trying.


Yes, I've been trying too. It looks like good-day.net is not working anymore. Guess it is time to send Maho a message.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 12:27 pm    Post subject: Where is RC5? Reply with quote

It looks like the OpenOffice IZ 60002 may have the answer and hopefully the mirrors site will be updated soon.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 7:27 pm    Post subject: QA of 2.0.1rc5 en-US Reply with quote

Well, this is proving to be an adventure:

Installation is per instructions.

File Type tests 33 pass, 1 fails (MacOSX build problem which should already be addressed.)

One of the major problems I see is that the smoketest scripts need to be updated. In any case, the smoketest is underway.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i finaly got RC5, so i'll be playing with that some.

though i've been trying to actually USE these programs rather than test them lately (i.e. write) ... so yeah.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jakeOSX wrote:
i finaly got RC5, so i'll be playing with that some.

though i've been trying to actually USE these programs rather than test them lately (i.e. write) ... so yeah.


There are things in the smoketest that are throwbacks to the old 1.1 releases and that should not be tested anymore (like writing StarOffice 5.x and older files). However, if you are running Panther, it might be a good idea to run through the basic functions that you are going to use and report if they work/don't work. There is a known bug with displaying Java applets on a web page and the Send -> Email function does not work (and has an open IssueZilla entry and possible fix). Other than that all I've found is some basic problems (and a possible problem with one of the test files.)

BTW, the DICTOOo function does work and it is very smooth. Maybe Patrick should look at this.

I'm still happily testing away.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jjmckenzie51 wrote:
BTW, the DICTOOo function does work and it is very smooth. Maybe Patrick should look at this.


DICTOOo already works in NeoOffice 1.2 and is accessed by selecting the File -> AutoPilot -> Install new dictionaries menu item.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pluby wrote:
jjmckenzie51 wrote:
BTW, the DICTOOo function does work and it is very smooth. Maybe Patrick should look at this.


DICTOOo already works in NeoOffice 1.2 and is accessed by selecting the File -> AutoPilot -> Install new dictionaries menu item.


Another 'feature' that I did not know about until I started testing OpenOffice.org 2.0.1.

BTW, can you change the name of AutoPilot to Wizards in the next release?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jjmckenzie51 wrote:
BTW, can you change the name of AutoPilot to Wizards in the next release?


No. Renaming OOo menus is way outside the scope of NeoOffice.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pluby wrote:
jjmckenzie51 wrote:
BTW, can you change the name of AutoPilot to Wizards in the next release?


No. Renaming OOo menus is way outside the scope of NeoOffice.


I realize that changing the menus is outside the scope of the NeoOffice project, but the menus do change with OpenOffice 2.0.

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