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Hi Olivier,

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Von: Olivier Hallot <>

LO went into a new and frenetic development pace which concerns me if no 
strong leadership and planning is not well conducted.

I slightly disagree here on the term "leadership". I'd rather see
"collaboration" here (kathedral vs. bazaar). 
But after all, some early brainstorming / decision making / specification
would be very appreciated, as well as documentation. 

On top of the need for specs (often seen as a unimportant and cumbersome 
task by casual developers) I am struggling with the radical changes of 
the configuration of the software since release 3.2 that has almost no 
document on how to make it work for you, much less on examples and

Well - good example, that "strong leadership" itself does not really help
to prevent such things. The new configuration was implemented under
OOo's (Sun's) "strong leadership" model (with all the requests for
specification, qa, documentation etc. in place). 
I don'T want to say, that missing documentation is a good thing - 
just, that you don't create the docs by enforcing leadership.

For me, no new feature should be released without proper 
/help/user/admin documentation, even if this is is slowing the pace of 
the release schedule.

"Proper" is a very subjective term. I'd like to see a basic documentation
from the developer - a a certain place (something like OOo's spec 
project, but not such bloated spec document formalism). This should
be reviewed and enhacend by other community members (in collaboration 
with the developer).



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