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Bug 27223 - openoffice release candidates are masked but should be ~arch
Summary: openoffice release candidates are masked but should be ~arch
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Office Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-08-24 07:43 UTC by jochen
Modified: 2003-10-02 02:43 UTC (History)
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Description jochen 2003-08-24 07:43:37 UTC
the comment why the openoffice packages are masked is "because they need
testing". Well, then don't mask them but give them the ~arch keyword, so people
can test it.

I understand that there are additional problems with the source packages, but
openoffice is slightly beyond what i want my old pentium to compile and the
binaries are working rather good.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
Comment 1 Paul de Vrieze (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-08-25 01:45:45 UTC
Well I think that rc3 could possibly be unmasked. It is close enough to what is to become the final 1.1.0 release to be regarded stable. But normal pollicy is only to offer stable packages. The openoffice release candidates (and beta packages) were not stable upstream, that's why they are masked. Also the release candidates come fairly fast, and people probably don't want to compile all rc's when they come out.

I'll think some more about unmasking rc3, but 1.1 will come soon and will surely not be masked
Comment 2 Stephane Loeuillet 2003-10-01 10:00:43 UTC
in fact, 1.1 final is now out
Comment 3 Paul de Vrieze (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-10-02 02:43:27 UTC
I'll be working on an 1.1.0 ebuild so hang on