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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: old colored vs new monochrome icons
Date Wed, 14 Dec 2011 00:52:59 GMT
On Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 7:38 PM, Andrea Pescetti
<> wrote:
> On 13/12/2011 Marcus (OOo) wrote:
>> Am 12/13/2011 06:12 PM, schrieb Gianluca Turconi:
>>> I can only say that a colored icon set for OO is the second
>>> most wanted feature in the usenet Italian community. ...
>> So, you think that a big hint like "3.4 will be with the old b/w icons
>> but we will do everything to give you back the long-wished colored icons
>> with the next but one release [3.5 or 4.0]" is not good enough and the
>> people cannot wait for the next but one release?
> Gianluca is right. For some reason the blue icons were perceived by some
> (who were possibly right!) as a sign of Oracle's stubbornness in dictating
> the direction of; going back to the colored icons would be,
> to them, a sign that Apache OpenOffice cares about complaints from the
> community (and probably the others would see it as a usability improvement
> anyway).
> And, considering the flamewars we have seen on the issue on other lists,
> being able to restore the colored icons back without too much discussion or
> formality would be an even better sign.

Favor so cheaply won is also as easily lost.

I have no idea about the history of this.  I don't really care about
the political side of this.   But can someone explain why the icons
were changed in the first place?  Surely, someone had an argument for
this at the time?

You mention flamewars.  That suggests there were two points of view.
It is hard to have a flamewar where eveyone agrees. ;-)


>>> P.S. to whom is interested, the most wanted future by the usenet
>>> Italian community (IMO) is font inclusion in OO Writer documents...
>> Do you really mean ODF file or maybe PDF files?
> It's ODF. But I've seen too many messages about this over the years too...
> Regards,
>  Andrea.

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