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Hi Dona

Thank you for doing this. It is very much appreciated. Did you take any photos? If so, could we post them on our pages? Did you take any booth photos or SWAG photos?

How about adding this to a blog or writing your experiences on a blog?

Le 2011-05-03 18:37, cocofan a écrit :
  Just got back from LinuxFest NortWest (LFNW).  Most people had very
positive responses to LibreOffice.  A few didn't know what it was or how
it differs from OpenOffice; Most of these were mainly Windows users;
strange to see them at a Linux conference.
   Here are some problems mentioned by some people:
   Updating/installing on Windows painful for people with low-bandwidth
connections such as dialup because of the size of the file (~200M).
Several people mentioned wanting to have incremental updates instead of
having to download and install the full installation file (one mentioned
this was done in OpenOffice from the help menu).  They're not able to
post to the mailing lists as they have little or no internet access so
I'm reporting this for them (should I cross post this to the user
mailing list?).

I would post this on the "discuss list". It needs to be discussed again. Some devs are on that list.

   Several people mentioned having problems opening .docx or .pptx files
that they downloaded off the internet (I guess there's quite a few of
them out there now :-( ).  I was wondering (since I didn't see this on
the website) if there was a place to email documents that don't open in
LibreOffice so developers can look at them?  I just told them to post
them to the mailing list but I notice that attachments usually get
stripped on the mailing lists I'm on (development, discussion).

These problems should go to the "users list" where we (members) lurk and try to troubleshoot for users. There are devs on the list and if not, we (members) usually report it back to bugzilla if there is no resolution to the problem.

   On the enhancement side, several people mentioned being able to do
'collaboration' over the internet (or a network) where a group of people
can actively edit a document in real time (something I believe Google
apps can do?).  Actually one person mentioned being "more like Google
apps" but it sounded like all he wanted was some sort of file sharing
whereby people would be notified of changes to certain documents (not
sure if this is something we need to address).  One person wanted better
database connectivity (felt it was "too complex" to connect to an
external database).

This should go to the "discuss list". There was already some talk of this on that list. You could add it as a new thread to rejuvenate the topic.

   One person kept going on about the progress bar on the splash screen
in Linux 'not being in the center of the splash screen'.  It interesting
what will tick people off but I thought I mentioned it.

This sound more like an issue. Maybe list it on the "users list" and people could either confirm it or not. If it is a problem, then it should be reported on bugzilla. Someone will report it.

    I had a good time doing this and wouldn't mind doing this in the
future (it's rather nice to get out and meet people; I don't often get a
chance being way too busy).  Next time, I'll remember to bring
CD's/DVD's and more brochures (we ran out of these half way through the
   I should point out that O'Reilly's OSCON is in Portland in July 25-29.
If you need me to do a table for that, I'm willing to do it (on the
other hand it may be too late to get a table).

                           Dona Hertel -

Nice to hear that you had a good time. Maybe for the O'Reilly OSCON, you could start a new thread and you will get more responses to your offer of help for the conference. It will be better seen on a new thread of its own rather than buried in this thread.



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