OpenOffice.org general planning session

Registered by Chris Cheney on 2010-04-13

OpenOffice.org planning session

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Sebastien Bacher
Priority:
Medium
Drafter:
None
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
None
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for maverick
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
None
Started by
Chris Cheney on 2010-05-20
Completed by
Martin Pitt on 2011-05-03

Related branches

Sprints

Whiteboard

-Copy/paste issues - DavidBensimon
-Performance issues on entry-level hardware - DavidBensimon
-Implement/Utilize bug handling scripts - ChrisCheney

OpenOffice.org 3.2.1 will most likely be the version shipped with Maverick as 3.3 has not branched yet and it takes on average 5 months to stabilize before an upstream release, its only 4 months until Feature Freeze now and there is no estimate of when it will branch. (2010-04-27)

Oracle expected to slow down OpenOffice development.

* It's difficult to follow a project with 50+ mailing lists.
* Large features suddenly appear in branches without discussion.

Ubuntu's position: it would be far better for Oracle and Novell (Go-oo) to
combine their code in an effective way, and that would resolve our dilemma
better than the "beauty contest" that we have right now.

Why Ubuntu uses the ooo-build:
 * Ubuntu has focused on packaging and integration of OO on the desktop.
 * Not interested in developing new features ourselves.
 * Would like OO.o project to adopt recent build tools; outdated build environment
   is painful.
 * With the ARM port, we've seen that OO.o upstream was not willing/able to
   help. Upstream should help with porting effort.
 * debian uses go-oo build, and it's a major chunk of work for Ubuntu not to
   inherit this.

User Experience
 * Fine-tune default configuration for UNE and Desktop

Work Items:
[ccheney] write script to gather apport-collect information from all new bugs: DONE
[ccheney] write script to request retest from all old bugs: DONE
[didrocks] package OOo 3.2.1 once available: DONE
OOo 3.2.1 SRU for Lucid: TODO
integrate menu UNE work from DX team once available: TODO
[djsiegel] work with ccheney on paper cuts: TODO
work with djsiegel on paper cuts: TODO

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Work Items