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From Donald Harbison <>
Subject Re: AOO 4.0 Release Feedback
Date Fri, 26 Jul 2013 13:26:49 GMT
+1 (!) Great job everyone, and especially to our Release Manager.

On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 6:51 AM, J├╝rgen Schmidt <>wrote:

> Hi,
> I wanted to say some words to our release because of some private stuff
> I wasn't able to participate "live" in the end phase. But I tried at
> least to catch up some press coverages ;-)
> First of all I think we did all together a good job and we can be proud
> of what we have achieved. And that is the key message we should be proud
> and should enjoy the moment a little bit.
> A new 1 day download record, yeah! And that on the first full 24 hour
> day after the release. That is impressive and I like it!
> I am really proud to be part of this community and I hope we will
> release many more version and will provide together the best free office
> productivity suite.
> Congratulation to our complete community. It's only possible together
> and by working hand in hand. It was a pleasure to see the translation
> process, the growing sidebar feature over several weeks, the logo work,
> the other improvements in areas that will often not be noticed by our
> users. I means the infra work, the wiki maintenance, the forum etc.
> We have some further good stuff in the pipeline, iAccessibilty2, the
> improved translation process, the 64bit port of MacOS ...
> We have patches from the OSBA for better OOXML support that is from my
> point f view important and we should work on the integration. Any I am
> sure many other things will come up over time ...
> Well we can always make things better and I am sure we will improve over
> time but that is normal and make the whole thing so interesting. I
> noticed an increasing interest of new volunteers in different areas. And
> I believe we can do better to support newcomers and help where necessary
> and guide them ... I know this is time consuming but it's necessary to
> grow our community. And here we should try to grow especially the
> developer community and we should think together what we can change or
> improve to make this possible.
> Anyway I am proud to be part of this project and I am looking forward to
> more positive feedback for AOO 4.0 that will motivate us for the next
> version ...
> Thank you to all of you and wish all a nice weekend
> Juergen
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