Bug 72286 - Problem submitting an extension (spell-checker for bambara)
Summary: Problem submitting an extension (spell-checker for bambara)
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: WWW (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-12-03 21:29 UTC by JJ Méric
Modified: 2014-05-15 12:30 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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screenshot showing a downloadable link to the spell-checker yesterday 22:50 (178.46 KB, image/jpeg)
2013-12-03 21:29 UTC, JJ Méric

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Description JJ Méric 2013-12-03 21:29:20 UTC
Created attachment 90189 [details]
screenshot showing a downloadable link to the spell-checker yesterday 22:50

Problem description: 
The process to submit an extension is very difficult to understand for an outsider. I finally managed yesterday to get my spell-checker published and downloadable by friend (screenshot).
Tonight, the download section has disappeared without notice or email nothing.

Steps to reproduce:
1. http://extensions.libreoffice.org/extension-center/bambara-bamanakan-spell-checker

Current behavior: It took me 3 months to get to a working page, it disappears the next day. 

Expected behavior: have a formal dialogue with a person in charge of checking submission. There is no obvious way to have a contact.

Operating System: All
Version: unspecified
Comment 1 Stephan Bergmann 2013-12-04 08:53:53 UTC
I cannot comment on any problems with the extensions website (maybe Andreas on CC can), and was right now able to download both an 1.3.1 <http://extensions.libreoffice.org/extension-center/bambara-bamanakan-spell-checker/releases/1.3.1/oxt-extension-file> from <http://extensions.libreoffice.org/extension-center/bambara-bamanakan-spell-checker/releases/1.3.1> and an older 1.3 <http://extensions.libreoffice.org/extension-center/bambara-bamanakan-spell-checker/releases/1.3/oxt-file-dict-bm-013.oxt> from <http://extensions.libreoffice.org/extension-center/bambara-bamanakan-spell-checker/releases/1.3>.

But I noticed the following:

* The 1.3.1 file "oxt-extension-file" does not have an ".oxt" filename extension, so LO will not detect it is an extension and will not be able to install it.  (Both 1.3.1 and 1.3 filenames are a bit odd, "oxt-extension-file" and "oxt-file-dict-bm-013.oxt".  I'd suggest to remove the redundant "oxt", "extension", and "file" parts from the filenames and use something like "dict-bm-13.oxt" and "dict-bm-131.oxt" instead.)

* The description.xml contained in the 1.3.1 oxt-extension-file still claims it is version 1.3, not 1.3.1.

* What looks odd is that <http://extensions.libreoffice.org/extension-center/bambara-bamanakan-spell-checker/releases/1.3> declares version 1.3 as licensed CC-by-sa-v3 while <http://extensions.libreoffice.org/extension-center/bambara-bamanakan-spell-checker/releases/1.3.1> declares version 1.3.1 as licensed OSI.
Comment 2 Florian Effenberger 2014-05-15 12:29:59 UTC
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