How to do releases?

ToDo's for the first Apache OpenOffice release:

  • create a EOL message for the binfilters
    • generate writing without too much and deep technical stuff
    • AOO 3.4 will be the last release with read support for the old binary file format (write already disabled)
    • with the next release it will not be possible to read or write these kind of files
    • alternatives are:
      • use the XML-based ODF file formats for new files
      • convert all old files into the ODF-based formats
      • keep the AOO 3.4 release as long as no migration plan was setup
      • as fallback there are still older, non-Apache releases in the archive (link)