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On 02/19/2013 12:30 PM, Joel Madero wrote:
On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 9:25 AM, Tanstaafl <>wrote:

On 2013-02-19 11:44 AM, sun shine <> wrote:

On 19/02/13 16:33, Tanstaafl wrote:

I read recently that IBM had finally donated all of the Lotus Symphony
UI code to AOO...

Are there any plans to at least take a look at this code and possibly
cherry pick it to give a facelift for LO? I don't want (hate!) the
ribbon in MSO, but would love to see the UI with a decent

  And what did you have in mind?
Tabbed interface (should be optional/easy to drag/move a doc out into its
own window), formatting tools/toolbars on the side (Symphony are on the
right, but should be movable), TaskPane (similar to the ribbon, but doesn't
replace the menus), and there are others...

Lots to pick from, so it should at least be on the table...

It's a ridiculous amount of work to integrate the code even if it's open.
Furthermore, the debate is ongoing and heated about if those kinds of
changes are even desired.


For the record, _I_ desire the Symphony interface.  If it wasn't so buggy
I would use Symphony to the exclusion of any of the other freebies. And
if OO comes thru as promised, that's what I'll use.

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