From: webmaster for Kracked Press Productions <email@example.com>
Sent: Fri, 27 May, 2011 15:59:38
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-marketing] Re: Additional Platforms - 3rd Party
On 05/27/2011 10:00 AM, drew wrote:
On Fri, 2011-05-27 at 09:27 -0400, Marc Paré wrote:
Le 2011-05-27 06:50, webmaster for Kracked Press Productions a écrit :
I wish I had someone like you helping out with my college papers. After
I married, my wife helped some, but with her affected by Alzheimer's I
do not have any to help me with writing [i.e. grammar, etc.] my documents.
Between Dyslexia and the strokes, I lost much of the abilities I had.
So thanks Marc for finding the grammar, and other writing, issues with
the paperwork Drew and other are working on for LibreOffice Marketing.
Thanks for the vote of confidence, but most of my comments are just that
and Drew and others are free to comment differently as well. We all get
to offer our opinions on the text.
First let me agree with Tim on this - thanks a lot for all the time you
put in on this and other work here.
Now - it turns out we also got a great submittal from Tom on this - he
sent it via direct emial, so as to have files attached.
So - I've pushed Tom's update to the wiki
and of course the odt also.
Now, will apply Marc's latest comments to that, which works really well
as Marc concentrated on page 2 and Tom on page 1...excellent..
Back when that is done and uploaded
Drew, do you know on your Wiki User page[s] that list what has been completed
for the DVD, your links for the pamphlet and the insert are either wrong or just
way out of date.
I miss the module icons on the above PDF [BSD pamphlet] for Writer, Calc, etc.,
On page 1 bottom of middle column
Why did you make LibreOffice --> Libre in green and Office in black?
Is the link below that shadowed in black? Whatever it has look nice there.
Stands out more than "flat" green.
You have Linux with RPM and DEB under it, but how about Mac OSX having Intel [or
x86] and PPC under it?
top of the column you do not have the "." list indented, but the second page you
have them indented.
Should it be indented like the other lists?
For "Mac OS X", I know that form might be more correct, but for some reason, Mac
OSX looks better to me.
Should Gnu/Linux be GNU/Linux? Someone might wonder what GNU means. I keep
forgetting with it stands for, except it is not Unix but Linux. "an ongoing
migration to GNU Make as a first step to more reliable cross-compilations from
Linux to Windows ." This statement brings up the issue that people may want to
know what the "GNU Make" means and why this is true. I do not know off hand
myself. Could "Linux to Windows" include "Linux to Windows and Mac OSX"?
LibreOffice does support Mac OSX and that statement could be taken as there are
no "reliable" compilations for Mac's OS.
For the source code being available so people can compile it to BSD platforms,
could it be "BSD and other platforms"? I just wish there was some way that that
statement would not make some people thing that LO did not want to bother with
any other platforms since they were beneath our "social class" if it was talking
about people and not platforms. I use to be the "devil's advocate" in a lot of
discussions in college and work since someone had to think that way so that the
"other side" of the issues and problems would be brought up and worked on before
the "public" thought of these questions.
I am glad you stated LibreOffice Applications instead of "modules" but some
people would wonder if you could install Writer alone like MSO Word could in
installed without the rest of the suite. But, that would make the software
package much larger in size.
Thanks Drew :) I didn't know how to upload and anyway i wasn't sure about my
suggestions especially as it missed some other suggested changes. I can't see
the odt on the page at the moment so i guess it's on the way.
I thought listing individual OSes could get a bit long! There's about half a
dozen Windows that LibreOffice seems to be being used on. There are about 600
(or so) Gnu&Linux distros that were picking it up quite fast. Ok, not all those
600 are desktop OSes and some are just for embedded device, routers and stuff,
but it's still a long list! There is probably about a dozen Gnu&linux's that
currently have LO as the default Office Suite but more have it in their repos
afaik. Pardus and Mageia were about the first to ship with LO. So, cutting out
the list of OSes and reducing it down to the platforms keeps it much clearer.
With Bsd i think LO has to be compiled from source and i haven't heard of the
source code being compiled in any platform that isn't already listed, ie i have
heard a few people talk of compiling in Gnu&linux but there is an easier way to
install in gnu&linux. I get the impression that Bsd users are very used to
compiling programs as the standard way of installing things. Saying "other
platforms" might give people the impression that iOS, Android and stuff are all
covered when they might not be, yet. So it was really just a way of getting
Bsd's standard install method mentioned.
Some of the colours seemed to go a bit wonky when i edited it so hopefully
someone can use the branding guidelines to fix the strap-lines.
Gnu stands fro "Gnu is Not Unix", it is easy to google for it and many linux
users will already know or will stumble on it at some point. I don't think the
pamphlet is the place to explain Gnu, just as we wouldn't explain Windows for
those that have never heard of that either lol. Oddly enough i do know some
people that have never heard of Windows.
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