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FYI, I plan for an announcement on Monday, if there are no last-minute showstoppers. Any text change (thus the fullquote below) please before Monday. :)


Florian Effenberger wrote on 2011-08-27 15:23:

thanks for all your feedback! I tried to incorporate all changes, and
here is the new draft:

LibreOffice launches extension and templates repository for public beta

Developers invited to contribute their add-ons
Community-based review process ensures quality and reliability

LibreOffice, the free office productivity suite, can be enhanced with
hundreds of extensions and templates. Users can download these smart
extras to improve the suite's functionality to fit their job or hobby,
and developers can easily write their own add-ons and share it with
millions of users worldwide.

Since, at the moment, there is no reliable and stable source for
downloading these handy add-ons, the LibreOffice community has put great
efforts into launching a public repository. It does not only provide
extensions and templates for LibreOffice, but also for
and other compatible office suites. Users of these can benefit from the
work and the commitment of our community, and are invited to have a look
at recent versions of our product, which already has included has the
most popular extensions, and comes with many new features.

The new site is now in public beta testing at and has been created in
cooperation with the Plone community, on whose technology it is based.
To ensure the quality and reliability of the offered extensions, a
community-based review process is currently set in place: Community
volunteers test and review available extensions, and those meeting
criteria of quality will be tagged accordingly.

We warmly invite all developers to submit their extensions and fill the
repository, where millions of users worldwide will be able to download
and benefit from their work. All extensions submitted during the public
beta test will remain in the repository after the beta test, so this is
your chance to join the efforts right from the beginning!

LibreOffice remains committed to providing users with quality software
authored under free software licenses, and, as such, our catalogue of
extensions and templates are published under free software licenses.

The plan would be to send this out to announce@ and to the blog at the
same time.


Florian Effenberger <>
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