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Hi Csenger,

On 13/04/11 09:06, Csenger Attila Szabó wrote:
I know that those who get used to the menu-style won't like any other
solution, but you are not the only ones.
So what about the plugin/extension thing?

To answer your original question, I think it's safe to say that no-one is planning to make LibreOffice look like MS Office 2007/10.

That said, "the LibreOffice developers" include You, since it's all developed in the open. So if you think a lot of people would benefit from your idea, get stuck in.

Something like changing the whole GUI is a huge task, and I'd actually be surprised if you could achieve such a thing with the extension system.

However, there's been some talk on the Development wiki (admittedly on the "Crazy Ideas" page: of refactoring LO to use an external cross-platform GUI library. I think wxWidgets is a better choice than Qt (as commented on the wiki), and I know wxWidgets has a Ribbon interface that could be useful for doing what you describe. Check it out, it was a GSoC project:

So... go learn C++, refactor the entire LO codebase, *then* you can have your ribbon :p



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