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Re: Availability of source code (Was: Re: OFF TOPIC about GPL enforcement (Was: Re: [tdf-discuss] Re: [Libreoffice] Proposal to join Apache OpenOffice))


On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 11:22 PM, John LeMoyne Castle
<lemoyne.castle@gmail.com> wrote:
Dennis, Tanstaafl,

I take your point.  Users that have 3.3.2 installed can only get the code
for 3.3.3 from the website.  As discussed above, I think this meets the
spirit of the license but not the specific letter. Simon's idea about
downloading the repo at the 3.3.2 marker is a great one, but there is no
path to that on either website or wiki.


Let's do it then!

1. We want to add a paragraph somewhere in the About dialog box which
says that if we are interested in the source code, we should read a
specific Wiki page,
for example http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/AvailabilityOfSourceCode

2. We create the web page which talks about the git repositories,
links to the pages
about cloning and checking out branches such as "libreoffice 3.3.2".

3. We write a patch for LibreOffice to add the special text and test it.

4. We submit a "bug report" to have the feature added to the next
version of LibreOffice.

I can help with items 2, 3 and 4.

I need help however as to
a. where exactly in the About box (or in the Help menu) shall we put
the short paragraph
Take screenshots and show on them where to add the text. Put those
screenshots on www.imgur.com,
send the URL here so we can view them.
b. what shall the text say. Propose something that will be helpful for someone
who genuinely wants to learn and use the LibreOffice source code.

Simos

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