Ok, so we should just get rid of or push away any devs that are interested
in adding new functionality. There are a lot of other projects they could
go to for that sort of excitement. We could build-up a strong core of devs
that focus only on fixing things that already exist. Get rid of any that
have too much imagination.
We could watch and wait while other Office Suites develop new
functionality and then try to catch up and try to write code to do the same
thing but without the code looking too similar. They would set the format
and the way things should look and we just try to copy exactly without
looking too similar.
Let our competitors do the driving and just gradually fall further and
Alternatively we could try to help all our devs by test driving the new
branch asap. Seek out 'bugs' or anything vaguely wonky. Post bug
reports. Find work-arounds. Fall back on the more stable release from the
older branch (we can have 2 versions installed at once right?) for when we
need to meet deadlines.
The question is do we want LO to fall behind and become increasingly
irrelevant or are we ready to help push out into the world? Do we want LO
to keep going in the future or are we happy to be forced into switching
back to MSO one day?
From: Dr. R. O Stapf <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Indexing for Search not working?
Date: Wednesday, 17 October, 2012, 8:44
On 17.10.2012 16:07, Pertti Rönnberg wrote:
Exactly that message - only in other words -- I have repeatedly tried to
tell to the LibO-experts (devs) since January:
they must take a brake in developing and take a certain version (e.g.
3.4.xx) and make every module of the suite - Base included - absolutely
free of bugs and inconsistencies both in programming and the instructions
and especially the LibO-Help.
Every feature shall have a clear explanation and a detailed guiding
how-to in the LibO-Help -- easily understood by any average non-expert user.
I cannot agree more.
I started with 3.5.4 a few month ago and saw some problems disappearing
in 3.5.5 and 3.5.6. Currently I am hesitating to upgrade to 3.5.7.
I hope the dev-team listens to Pertti's words.
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