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On 07/20/2012 07:06 PM, webmaster-Kracked_P_P wrote:

Now we need to build up the numbers in the Windows and Mac office
market.  LO does have the advantage of more [so I have heard] language
support than MSO does, and you do not need to buy a new version to get
these 100+ supported languages for the menu and help systems.

Bear in mind that there are 2 comparative "open source" competitors on Mac apart from LO :

- AOOo, the follow on from the legacy, with some functionality missing (compared to LO), due to licensing issues preventing that functionality from being included in the binary release;

- NeoOffice : a stable, longstanding and Mac environment integrated product, yes, behind a bit in version functionality, compared to LO, but nonetheless representative of a more Mac-like experience.

LO still has a looooong way to go when it comes to Mac OS integration, and that is without even considering the numerous accessibility problems that LO causes - quite simply, it is unusable for anyone with a disability that relies on the accessibility functions provided by Mac OSX.

These issues represent major obstacles for users on Mac OSX against the adoption of LO. It doesn't look like a Mac app, and it doesn't behave like one either. We still Mac users, of course, but their one and only initial experience is often fatal to the reputation of our product on that OS.

What the project desperately needs are programmers who can code to Apple's "do as I say or else" coding standards. This is particularly true of the user interface, which is fairly far from Apple's HMI guidelines.


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