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2015-10-05 10:11 GMT-05:00 Italo Vignoli <>:
Our coverage is less than one fourth of Microsoft Office coverage, which
makes it weak in relation with the objective of making all
Windows/Office users aware of LibreOffice (most of the coverage derives
from the media relations activity under my responsibility, and I know
that we will start to be visible only when we will be able to reach at
least 50% of Microsoft coverage).

Well, normal users do like the new splash screen

Which is a weak excuse for shoving work that was not properly agreed upon.

I do not think that the splash screen is obsolete, at  least for the
normal user. Microsoft Office has a splash screen, so we should have one
(if Microsoft keeps the splash screen, there must be a reason

I am not contributing my time with LibreOffice to become a minion of theirs.
If there might be a reason why they are keeping certain UI elements,
it’s probably neglect. Many of the Office programs are in maintenance
mode (Publisher and Access, for instance, had their biggest changes in
Office 2010).

You know, there is a program that should have a splash screen, based
on the argument of startup time. It’s called Evolution. It takes
nearly half a minute to start in my machine. But I suspect that it
would only introduce even more complexity to its startup process.
LibreOffice is much faster than that, but you cannot improve on that
if you are to keep “configuration switches” and stuff a “normal user”
(to use your term) won’t touch. Paradoxically.

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