OpenOffice.org canery ?!

Google now found a "new" distribution mode for their chromium development builds: parallel installation of frequent developer snapshot. Something OpenOffice.org now has some years: Developer snapshots. Can be installed in parallel side by side the regular OpenOffice.org release. So nothing to improve for OpenOffice.org ? I think there are some things to improve the Developer Snapshots we have now:

  1. Improve the name: Find a more attractive name for OOo-Dev (OpenOffice.org Developer snapshots). OpenOffice.org Seagull distribution or so.
  2. Improve the advertising: OOo-Dev build or not unstable just because they are Developer snapshot. I'm using those builds since years, they may have some new bugs, but I never lost any data by using OOo-Dev builds. We should be brave and promote our weekly builds more prominently.
  3. Make quality a priority for OOo-Dev builds. Meaning not to wait or take some time to fix any reported regressions before the next release but already for the next (OOo-Dev) build.
Kommentare:

i also use the dev builds on Win XP and now i try it to test on linux, but the installation with the integration in system on windows and linux is terrible.

there are many differnces of openoffice on that OS.

Gesendet von guest am Juli 27, 2010 at 12:07 AM MESZ #

1. "OOo-Dev" is just the short form we are using for the file names, everything else would be to long as I think also you won't see the files like "OpenOffice.org Seagull distribution_DEV300m85_...". ;-)

Do you think of a complete different naming for the distribution in general? Like Sun has done it with their codename "Nevada" to show the next generation of Solaris?

2. Advertising makes only sense when you think the target (people) doesn't know it already or not enough. Furthermore the audience for non-release builds is very limited.

3. +1 :-)

Gesendet von marcus am Juli 27, 2010 at 11:07 AM MESZ #

If you do these developer releases for Linux please use something like the openSUSE buildservice that integrates with the system package management. There you should offer Debian/Ubuntu, Fedora and SUSE repositories. And please do provide a little changelog.

If you release really often you should be able to cope with the bugs that hit your issue tracker. Otherwise people will get frustrated really soon.

Gesendet von fmms am Juli 28, 2010 at 02:42 AM MESZ #

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