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Re: [libreoffice-design] Design principles
- Subject: Re: [libreoffice-design] Design principles
- From: "Stefan Knorr (Astron)" <email@example.com>
- Date: Sun, 6 May 2012 18:44:14 +0200
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
great effort to do that! It seems to be based on Android's UI design
I'd like to comment on the goal of being "focused":
"Focus on doing ONE thing well. Writer is for producing great-looking
documents, Impress for supplementing a great speech, Calc for
interpreting data. Additional features, like HTML controls for Writer,
should be available to the user as extensions, not shipped with the
product. Necessary features that aren't related to what the user is
doing (e.g. "Quit", "Recent documents", "New file" in Writer) should
be tucked away."
While this is a laudable goal for some software, it's probably not a
goal that's too helpful for LibO which currently is more of a jack of
all trades and which has its strengths in being that.
For office productivity software, one of the important things are
comparison tables. In these tables, things like "exports to HTML,"
"support format XYZ," "can create organigrammes" all get you "points."
So, that's where this project comes from: trying to match MSO in a
comparison table + a little authentic innovation.
Obviously, LibO has a number of rough areas, the further out you get,
the rougher it is. Obviously, it should be more focused, for instance,
there's no excuse to ship a scanner module (that's only usable from
inside one of the applications anyway), because MS doesn't do that
Then, you have your example of Form Controls – I _guess_ these are
most often used for writing macros for LibreOffice, not for exporting
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