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Hi Florian,

On Mon, Jul 2, 2012 at 6:45 PM, Florian Reisinger <>wrote:


I really don't know whether there had been any discussion in the past, but
I want to share 2 blogpost of mine to you. I really hope you like that
ideas ;)


It's funny -- a couple of years ago, I was thinking the exact same thing:
make a very flexible UI so anyone may customize the suite to their
liking. Over time, though, my ideas have evolved. I realized that simply
giving all the options does not make a good UI -- on the contrary, it makes
the UI hard to maintain and opens up a door to various usability bugs that
can arise from deep customization. Generally, giving lots of options tends
to result in many sub-par UI options instead of one excellent, polished
option. We don't want the user to have to waste time making the UI work
well for him. We want the UI to work well for him from the get-go.

So, if you really want to help us improve the UI, a good start would be
analyzing the weaknesses of the current UI and possible ways to improve
them. We don't really have developers who would be willing to use their
time for UI improvements yet,

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