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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <>
Subject RE: A little OOo history - and lining up our arrows
Date Tue, 07 Jun 2011 21:09:56 GMT
I am personally quite fond of this idea.  

It is consistent with focused attention on ensuring a rock-solid reference implementation
for ODF-native office-productivity software (and reusable components) while allowing its confident
use in building user-facing distributions to a wide variety of target communities.  Those
distribution producers will also help us assure that the code is successfully portable.

 - Dennis

PS: It might be good not to call that, and we should have it even if for some
reason we perpetuate full-up distros too. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Danese Cooper [] 
Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2011 11:00
Subject: Re: A little OOo history

Hi Phil,

IMHO we would have to roll vanilla builds just to make sure it still builds when we declare
a version. It used to take some iterations and tweaks per version to get a valid build (imagine
that's still true). ASF should at least validate "buildability" as part of servicing the codebase,
but I would assume effectively zero consumer end-users would get their software from us...

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>> This complexity is one of the reasons it 
>> might be a good idea to behave like and let OOo "distros" 
>> handle end-user packaging and distribution. 

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