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From jan i <>
Subject Re: Opinions about Open Office
Date Thu, 07 May 2015 16:46:57 GMT
On Thursday, May 7, 2015, Remigiusz Fajfer <> wrote:

> Hello,
> My name is Remigiusz Fajfer and I am Polish. I am curently using Open
> Office and Libre Office at the same time. I must say that Libre Office is a
> little bit better right now, but I believe that it is good to support both
> projects, because one can always be a little better than the other and
> competition is something good.
> One thing that drives me mad about open source programmers is that they
> mostly do not listen to suggestions. I am curently speaking mostly about
> blender project.
> Suggestions to you:
> 1. The icons are too small. It's nice to look at the softness of them, but
> they are too small. The best optical reference is that their size should be
> "the upper top of the middle". When you look at them, they just shouldn't
> be the middle size, but a little bumpy..
> 2. The color of the panel is light blue, which is a Microsoft standard.
> Well, the Microsoft standard is wrong, and this should be a light rotten
> yellow, rotten means it should be with the little of grey, green and red.
> 3. The panel needs to be optimised. It's just along the process of
> programming lots of people put important functions somewhere they do not
> fit and the users have problems finding them and remembering where they
> are. That does not mean the panel should be somehow "minimalised". The only
> way to do this is to find someone with vision to work as giving opinions
> about it.
> That's all. Thank you for giving me the oportunity to share.

Thank you for the comments.

It is funny having worked with big closed source companies I have always
found that the openSource world is more open to changes.

However there is an important point which you might have missed. OpenSource
is a world of doers, we are not told what to do (like in companies), so if
you really want to change things you need to involve yourself.

In your case you could e.g.
- write specific design changes as bugzilla issues
- offer to help with testing
- maybe do some of the design
and not forgetting documenting it.

jan i

> Best Regards
> Remigiusz Fajfer

Sent from My iPad, sorry for any misspellings.

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