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Sirs (& ladies?),

As an ironical kick in the soft underbelly of commercial progams one might emphasise that there also are trivial changes warranting a numerical advance.

ExampleS: say that Libre office text now starts with Capitalis Quadrata(in the shape of Times new roman) rather than the usual sans serif.

OR an equally inconsequential "improvement". that the first letter of the program name now is written with 16point type,

while underlining that unlike other programs that always improves your user experience and protects you , it does not disable useful commands (or kill communication with your NASboxes) .


Den 27-03-2023 19:11 skreiv Italo Vignoli:
Moving to LibreOffice 8 (instead of 7.6) makes sense for marketing purposes, as media is looking at LibreOffice as the real innovator in the open source office suite market, and the feeling of journalists is that we are forever stuck at 7.x.

We all know that the next version will not include any significant innovation which can justify the change of version, apart from the new build system for Windows and the availability of LibreOffice for Arm processors on Windows (which has not been announced).

Playing with the number 8, which can be rotated 90° to become the "infinite" symbol, we can frame the next version as LibreOffice for an infinite number of users, as we cover all hardware platforms and all operating systems for personal productivity.

This is my opinion. If the community wants to stick with 7.6, I won't insist. I have received enough insults both public and private for the marketing plan, and I am still receiving them from a few people, that I am not willing to enter into that process again (even if the decision on the "community" tag has not been mine, but it looks like people have a very short memory).

Looking forward to your thoughts.
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