What is needed to address bug#1601, Excel and Powerpoint file
Gerald (Jerry) Carter
jerry at samba.org
Thu Feb 3 03:46:31 GMT 2005
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On Wed, 2 Feb 2005, David Pullman wrote:
> Bug# 1601 was created on 08/11/2004, and appended to by three other
> people besides the original submitter. It is still in a "new" status.
> While it is difficult to say for sure (there are many different reports
> related to "timestamps"), this seems to have been reported several times
> in the past.
> Is there something needed that might get this assigned? We have a
> couple of divisions that are suggesting they migrate to Windows servers
> because they need timestamping to work correctly with their
> presentations and spreadsheets. We know that this behaviour is occuring
> on our production 2.2.8a servers, and we can duplicate it on current
> testing of 3.0.10. We tried checking 3.0.11 but the rc1 release seems
> to have group permissions broken (a user in the group with rw can only
> open .ppt or .xls as read-only; only the owner can open the file
> writable.) We have also tried this on W2K file servers and while the
> modified timestamp changes when a file is opened, it reverts when closed
> with no changes.
Have you tested 3.0.11rc1 ? This sounds like it should be fixed by
one of jeremy's changes. The one that fixed the "file may be open by
another user" error message with Excel.
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