[Bug 283137] Re: Please backport OpenOffice.org 3 to Hardy

John Vivirito gnomefreak at gmail.com
Wed Oct 7 13:04:44 BST 2009

On 10/05/2009 12:06 PM, John Dong wrote:
> Mozilla Team dailies are in a PPA because they are experimental in
> nature; OpenOffice 3.1 has no reason to be unless the process of
> backporting it requires some insane procedure that makes them unsuitable
> for Backports' quality standards.
> The "red tape" to get it into Backports is solely demonstrating the
> ability to make the package in such a way that it doesn't unleash hell
> upon the users; the value of having it in backports instead of a PPA for
> the users is the peace of mind that comes with knowing that the Ubuntu
> team has deemed the package suitable for general adoption.
> Once the initial package is made, I don't imagine that backporting security fixes to it will constitute major work. However, the same could be said about our previous, say, Firefox backports but security fixes for those fell through the cracks as users became generally disinterested in the packages.
We also have a stable PPA that has a bot running it IIRC.
We dont backport Mozilla apps due to the depends and such.

Is packaging OO.o any different than any other app? It
shouldnt be but i havent had to build it yet.

Sincerely Yours,
    John Vivirito

Linux User# 414246

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    -- Metallica from Unforgiven III

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