On 1/31/2011 3:07 PM, Kevin Soviero wrote:
What was the reason they gave for not changing it?
The main reason is that so far, the LibreOffice product has not really separated from
OpenOffice.org, the code and documentation are essentially being developed together. (Even the
rebranding of the documents just to go to LibreOffice is a good-sized project.) When LibO becomes a
truly separate product, the names may be changed, though the earlier thread didn't really come to a
conclusion about what the names should be. One set of possibilities is Write, Spread or Spreadsheet,
Present, Base or Database, Draw, Formula -- but these are not all nouns or all verbs, and it isn't
easy to come up with that kind of consistency. It's also hard to make them "catchy" without also
making them obscure; Microsoft was able to get away with obscurity because they had such a huge
market share, but LibreOffice can't start there.
On 01/31/2011 03:02 PM, Andy Brown wrote:
On Mon Jan 31 2011 12:38:48 GMT-0800 (PST) Kevin Soviero wrote:
I was thinking if we could change the names in LibreOffice to some that are more descriptive?
Not only that, but since we are changing everything else (icons, layout, office suite name), why
don't we change the app names to better fit their purpose.
Please people.. Lets not go down this road again.. This has been trashed out before..
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