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Hi Mirek, all,

sorry for the OT stuff here... this is just re: personas.

On Thu, 2013-01-17 at 23:22 +0100, Mirek M. wrote:
With Firefox, it's the same thing. The default look is meant to resemble a
native application, while personas have a niche audience.

Well, we do have a bit of a problem here, as LibreOffice doesn't contain
a browser... The clever thing that Mozilla does to promote its personas
feature is to occasionally put links to the personas page on the
about:start homepage and the Firefox first-start page. This is how
people are usually informed of the existence of the feature. The fact
that you can try a persona on without even clicking on it also really
helps avoid people having to think too hard about it.

In LibO, personas are exclusively available through an options panel.
Since most people haven't ever looked at LibO's options, they of course
won't see the feature. *being devil's advocate* One could try shipping a
default persona. The only problem with that approach is that it won't
help at all with making the feature discoverable to the casual users [1]
that might perhaps most appreciate it (since those people still won't
look at the Options dialogue).

What we risk by bundling a persona by default, though, is that people
will be blocked in their work by having to look for some less annoying
as a background/turning the personas feature off. Or even switching to
something else to do their office work, I guess.
If we do bundle one, I would suggest, we go with something greyish again
– under no circumstances should we introduce green/logos etc.


[1] Not really sure if that's the intended audience – but to me it seems
so, as "power users" would probably rather alter behaviour by installing
extensions than doing fancy things with their toolbar background. I
realise, I could be totally wrong here, though.

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