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Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
Up early, helped babes to school; packed, and set off early
Interested by the concern and uncertainty being created
around the mistaken idea that there are some security fixes present
in OO.o that are not in LibreOffice. This is not so. LibreOffice
contains all the security fixes in 3.3.0 and perhaps more. Why more ?
simply as side-effects of our code cleans, application of cppcheck
etc. Many 'security bugs' are really just bugs, and we're working hard
to improve our code quality.
To improve code security many projects do code 'auditing', a big part
of which is careful reading of the code with this in mind. In
LibreOffice code review is the norm, so we aspire to a higher quality
from this perspective over time. Sadly, of course there are always
human errors, but as and when they are found, we aim to create fixes
and get them to our users more quickly via. our rapid monthly stable
Nice to hear that SLES11 provides the foundation
for the IBM 'Watson' Jeopardy playing computer; encouraging for the
openSUSE from which it is based.
An insightful article from Bruce Byfield on OpenOffice.org
vs. LibreOffice - nice to read his well researched take ie. it
is clear that he did some detailed tests on both bits of software.
Reviewed patches on the train, and chewed through older
mail, great to see Thorsten doing the new icon cutting and dicing
for 3.3.1 (RC1 / code freeze Monday).
Eurostar to FOSDEM, fewer hackers on the earlier train;
instead some 'dubstep' DJs off to Antwerp to perform. Read Amanda
Brock's latest article on Project Harmony with some interest.
Worked on slideware while people arrived; and out for
dinner with Julian, and the LibreOffice lads (with some honored
additions). Back to the Cafe Delerium, too much crushing, so
moved onto La Morte Subite, for Kriek, and back to
Delerium later with Kendy (finally arrived complete with
more T-shirts than you can imagine). Bed at 5:30.
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In case it's not painfully obvious: the reflections reflected here are my
own; mine, all mine ! and don't reflect the views of Collabora, SUSE,
Novell, The Document Foundation, Spaghetti Hurlers (International),
or anyone else.
It's also important to realise that I'm not in on the Swedish Conspiracy.
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