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Hi :)
I like the modular approach rather than the "One size fits all".  I especially like that you can 
choose different elements to make-up the whole of what you need from an Office Suite.  

As Andreas and NoOp pointed-out many office users have no need for an emailing system at all so we 
really don't need to hear about what is going on in projects that add that functionality.  
Obviously LibreOffice needs to continue supplying core features and some modules that don't get 
used by one user may well get used by another or be needed as a one-off.  

I don't use Draw often and the features i do occasionally use are a bit basic but they are useful.  
I probably use about 2% of what Draw offers and i think anyone using Draw would have to use at 
least the 2% i use before they even notice they are using Draw at all, or if not they probably have 
used the dialogues in Writer or elsewhere to change size&position of images.  

However i think there probably are some features that could be taken out of the main LibreOffice 
that everyone gets and just have them as Extensions or even as separate programs that can integrate 
well with LO.  For my colleagues it would be nice to have a Calendar that is easier to find and 
integrate, for example.  But i haven't found any sort of calendar, either on-screen or off, that 
works for me
Regards from
Tom :)  

From: Mirosław Zalewski <>
Sent: Monday, 24 September 2012, 16:15
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: MS raised prices so people will now start renting their 
office products instead

On 24/09/2012 at 16:48, "webmaster-Kracked_P_P" <> 

  We need to keep it with the 
needed options for the 90% "average" users and not for those that are in 
the last 10% or even those in the last 1% or less users that do so 
complex work that the "average" user could not figure out why this is 
being done or even how to do such a thing even with the needed 

I totally disagree.

If user is unable to do something he wants with open documentation, then this 
is documentation fault. It should be fixed (made clear, verbose, use 
screenshots or anything), not feature should be disabled.

There are many ways to speed up opening of programs. Some features may be 
delayed or loaded on request. Application can be modularized - core features 
are loaded by default, other are loaded only if user wants them (take a look 
at LaTeX, GNU R, Miranda (instant messenger), even Mozilla Firefox to some 

*Removing* features is total no-go, because it will drive away these users who 
need them. And I don't think that LO is application only for 90% of it's 
current users.
Best regards
Mirosław Zalewski

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