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Guide for testing the artwork on Linux:
Rename splash.png from the package as intro.png and place it along with
sofficerc, backing_left.png, backing_space.png, and backing_right.png into
your home folder. Then open the Terminal and write the following:
sudo cp intro.png /usr/lib/libreoffice/program/
sudo cp sofficerc /etc/libreoffice/
sudo cp backing_left.png /usr/lib/libreoffice/program/shell/
sudo cp backing_space.png /usr/lib/libreoffice/program/shell/
sudo cp backing_right.png /usr/lib/libreoffice/program/shell/

To answer Italo:
On Sun, Jan 27, 2013 at 8:18 PM, Italo Vignoli <>wrote:

On 1/27/13 7:25 PM, Mirek M. wrote:

Again, I'd encourage you to try it out before judging.
If you're still firmly opposed to it, we can revert back to the 3.6

Everything is white, nothing is green. Sorry, I do not like it at all. I
am not a design expert but a decent communication expert, and we have
already had a huge issue in the past when OOo switched from something
colourful to something completely white, and many users complained in a
rather strong way (and I was one of the most vocal). We should improve
the design of 3.6.4, which might be too greenish, by adding shades or
graphic elements, but we should not give up our green colour (which has
a meaning, as green is the colour of freedom in western culture). Sorry
for being probably too negative, because I am a volunteer and I know
myself what it means when your volunteer work is criticized, but I see
this whiteish look as a major issue (and a huge step backwards).

I have to disagree with you there.
Our original splash was predominantly white, and there were no complaints
about it then. When the idea of a green splash was brought up, a sizeable
percentage of our Google+ commenters argued against it:
"please not green!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" - Alberto
+1'd by Fran S, Alessandro Roncone, Jean-Baptiste Sauvage
"If one of the green ones is chosen, please add an "anti-headache mode"
which can turn it into greyscale colours." - Robin Jacobs
"I know about the greenish of LibreOffice, but at least a little decrease
of saturation could lead to a less strident ui on those DE that by default
are built around blue, to make an example.
Basically, I really appreciate this design. My point was only related to
the color." - Alessandro Roncone
White is also the predominant color in the Office 2010 splash screen, the
Apache OpenOffice splash, this Office 2013
and almost all of Apple's box designs.

I'm just trying to point out that the situation is not so clear-cut, and
there are advantages to using white.

Also, the new proposal isn't completely devoid of green. Do you think
adding a green dog ear as in Mateus's proposal would help?

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