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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: AOO 4.0 Logo: We're not done yet!
Date Wed, 26 Jun 2013 15:41:13 GMT
On Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 2:46 PM, Rob Weir <> wrote:
> In case you are not following the discussion on the dev list, Juergen,
> the 4.0 Release Manager, has proposed an endgame schedule for the AOO
> 4.0 release:
> The date relevant to the logo is Monday July 1th.  That is the
> deadline for getting the logo changes integrated into Subversion for
> the OpenOffice product.
> Changes on the website and social networking don't have a hard
> deadline and can come later, perhaps synched up with the actual
> release of AOO 4.0, which is planned for later in July.
> So what needs to be done?
> 1) Kevin said he wanted to make some fine tuning of the text kerning
> in the logo.

Kevin sent me an updated SVG file, but I'm having problems opening it
in Inkscape or Illustrator.  But I have posted the PNG of the result
to the wiki:

Once we have a working SVG file we can move ahead.

> 2) Alexandro said something about adjusting the colors.  But I'm not
> certain I understood that correctly.

I've heard nothing from Alexandro on this.  I think we need to move on.

> 3) We need to update the graphics in the product.  And there are a lot
> of them, around 25 of them, which I've laboriously transcribed onto
> the wiki:
> Most of them will be simple.  It is just a matter of replacing one
> logo with another, and preserving the right formats, dimensions, color
> depths, etc.

There is a column in the wiki to indicate who "owns" a given image.
I'd recommend that we use this to avoid duplicating work.

Of course, if someone wants to do all of the conversions, that is fine too ;-)

I did one, as test, that used only the globe element from the logo.
You can see in the wiki I added a little comment that explained what I
did, so this work can be replicated later if needed.



> A few exceptions, of placements which will require some more thought:
> a) The splash screen is here:
> It has integrated text and graphics and the text is rather ugly.  Can
> we do better here?  This is a place where some "wow" is appropriate.
> b) Some of the placements have "high contrast" versions, needed for
> when this mode is enabled in the operating system.  This improves
> visibility for users with low vision.  For example:
> I think we need to consult with someone with expertise in this to know
> exactly what we should be doing here.
> c) This is from the SDK install:
> As you can see it is a more elaborate, 3D image showing
> "" in the title bar.  This will require someone skilled
> with their graphics editor to replace that text and make it look
> natural.  Or redo the image.
> So plenty of work to do here for anyone who is good with a graphics
> editor and wants to help.
> But first we need Kevin and Alexandro to make their changes to the
> master SVG.  After that we can work in parallel on the remaining
> pieces.
> The master SVG, from Chris, is here:
> We have a little more than a week to do this, so can I strongly
> suggest that Kevin and Alexandro make their changes ASAP, and by
> Monday June 24th at the latest?
> Thanks!
> -Rob

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