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From J├╝rgen Schmidt <>
Subject Re: Version 3.5 or is it 4.0 ??
Date Fri, 04 Jan 2013 07:36:25 GMT
On 1/4/13 8:29 AM, Drew Jensen wrote:
> Howdy,
> Sorry, if this is old stuff - I don't really see an answer in the mail
> archive (not saying it isn't there).
> This is kind of in response to Shenfeng Liu's response, which I just read,
> on the thread deailing the top 10 questions blog. He wrote:
> How about this for question 8?
> Q: 8. "When is OpenOffice going to get a visual refresh and be built with
> each OSes native widgets?"
> A: Visual refresh is part of our continuous effort on user experience
> improvement. It is a challenge work to innovate with modern UI vs. support
> gradual transformation of huge amount of existing users, leverage OSes
> native widgets vs. keep consistent L&F across platforms. Our UX designers
> and developers are working together on it, and you will notice some
> improvements in 4.0 which is coming around 2nd quarter. The more feedback
> we get from you, the better design we can make.
>  --- so my question.
> I've downloaded the 3.5 daily build, Linux and Windows.
> Is this what is going to be the 4.0 release?

no, it is not the final version. We are still working on some UI
improvements, first versions of property sidebars and a reworked
toolpanel concept that makes it even more attractive for extension
developers. Some further improvements like renewed gallery with vector
graphics etc.

And yes we are planning for a 4.0 because of the UI changes.


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