[Libreoffice-ux-advise] Fwd: Ubuntu Templates

Bjoern Michaelsen bjoern.michaelsen at canonical.com
Sun May 20 07:21:10 PDT 2012

Hi all,

On Sun, Apr 01, 2012 at 03:44:09PM +0200, Alexander Wilms wrote:
> here's the Wiki page: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Ubuntu_Templates

I assume the development has moved elsewhere in the meantime?

Anyway, upstream feature freeze for 3.6 is closing (2012-06-04) in:


so I would like to have integrated whatever we have right now and replace the
old default masterpages with them, because frankly: they are _really_ ugly. I
am talking about these:


@Alexander Wilms: The typography templates at
http://templates.libreoffice.org/template-center/typography look beautiful and
I would like to make them a replacement for the biggest and most ugly of the
current templates, which are:

1.1M May 19 21:57 extras/source/templates/layout/lyt-book.otp
706K May 19 21:57 extras/source/templates/layout/lyt-forest.otp
690K May 19 21:57 extras/source/templates/layout/lyt-paper.otp
639K May 19 21:57 extras/source/templates/layout/lyt-glacier.otp
638K May 19 21:57 extras/source/templates/layout/lyt-wine.otp

which in all their ugliness do not justify the space they eat in the default
install. Any objections to that?

Do we have any more masterpages we could use to replace the ones above? As
frankly, the current ones are _really_ ugly -- so even if want you have is not
perfect, it is likely better than what we would ship with now (after replacing
the above 5 templates there would still be 25 of the old ones left).

The "vintage", "fresh and serious", "Rounded Rectagles" and "Hexagons"
templates do not look too bad too me. Does anybody know the authors and can
ping them if it is ok to directly include their work under MPL/LGPLv3+?



P.S.: At UDS we talked about moving "our" templates to an universe package.
Back then I was talking about these templates:


however, given how ugly and big these upstream masterpages are:

506K May 19 21:57 extras/source/templates/layout/lyt-keyboard.otp
496K May 19 21:57 extras/source/templates/layout/lyt-water.otp
491K May 19 21:57 extras/source/templates/layout/lyt-rededges.otp
321K May 19 21:57 extras/source/templates/layout/lyt-numdark.otp
306K May 19 21:57 extras/source/templates/layout/lyt-techpoly.otp
286K May 19 21:57 extras/source/templates/layout/lyt-bluegrey.otp

we could replace those 6 upstream with the ones from Ubuntu (excluding the
explicitly Ubuntu-branded one), which are not exactly beautiful, but better
that the defaults upstream. With that we would have 11 new masterpages upstream
(leaving us with 25-11=14 old ones we would still need to replace). Opinions?

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