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Hi Italo,

the change from 6.x to 7.0 happens together with the change from ODF 1.2 to ODF 1.3. If the decision it to keep this kind of numbering, I think a change to 8.0 should happen when LibreOffice starts support for ODF 1.4. ODF 1.4 will hopefully be released end of 2024.

Kind regards,

Italo Vignoli schrieb am 27.03.2023 um 19:11:
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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