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From Alexandro Colorado <>
Subject Re: Starting a conversation on AOOo 4.0
Date Sat, 24 Sep 2011 13:52:54 GMT
On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 6:18 PM, Shao Zhi Zhao <> wrote:

> hi,
> IBM symphony will contribute to Apache, it has good UI,it will be
> fit to your requirement.
I wouldn't want to have AOOo with a Symphony UI, part of the reason that OOo
has got so popular is because their familiar UI. There were many talks on
how thanks to the ribbons, many people has moved from Office to

At the same time, I do think we need to improve our freshness but I wouldnt
go as far as implementing a whole new UI just because. I would rather see
this as an incremental change that will take some new concepts and apply
them to the UI in OOo.

In a web 2.0 age, too many changes usually pissed off most of the userbase.
We know the facebooks cries everytime they change  and is almost expected. I
would even move to a more simplified version of AOOo when we try to
unclutter rather than change. So how can we make users do more with less. A
switch layout button would be nice, so users dont need to open a Page dialog
or a style to change it. Something similar to Impress as you apply a
background and a dialog ask, apply to all. That is just a usability
improvement that we could think of adopting.

> thanks
> [image: Inactive hide details for Guy Waterval ---2011-09-23 01:30:32---Guy
> Waterval <>]Guy Waterval ---2011-09-23
> 01:30:32---Guy Waterval <>
>     *Guy Waterval <>*
>             2011-09-23 01:28
>             Please respond to
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> Subject
> Re: Starting a conversation on AOOo 4.0
> Hi all,
> 2011/9/21 Rob Weir <>
> > I don't want to distract us too much for the 3.4.0 work.  There is a
> > lot of work to do, mainly around the detailed work of IP review.
> > However, I think we should have a parallel conversation, with project
> > contributors as well as with users, about what we could do after that,
> > in a major release.
> >
> Perhaps time is coming to try to change the interface. We've now two
> projects LO and AOO which have the same look and it's perhaps not so good.
> I
> think a new look for AOO could give it a better identitiy and could be more
> attactive for the mass of the end users as the old one. But as I'm not a
> coder, I don't know if this could be "easily" realisable.
> Best regards
> gw

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