[Libreoffice-ux-advise] Fwd: Ubuntu Templates

Bjoern Michaelsen bjoern.michaelsen at canonical.com
Thu May 31 05:05:22 PDT 2012

On Sun, May 27, 2012 at 03:13:08PM +0200, Alexander Wilms wrote:
> Should I rather use default fonts or could you/other devs integrate
> them?

For the masterpages I would prefer default fonts at least for 3.6. Adding new
fonts has a few implications we should keep in mind:
- they need to be packed by LibreOffice on windows
- they need to exist as package on Linux and add dependencies there

On Ubuntu, the second point has further implications as we have a strict limit
on the install media size. So adding fonts to LibreOffice might force me to
kick out other stuff to keep LibreOffice in the default install. Trust me,
there is not much left to kick ;)

> To be honest, I don't think we should keep the old ones. They all
> look rather dated and I think it would be better to have maybe fewer
> but more refined ones in the 3.6 release.

Ok, could you either collect the names for the masterslides you (all designers)
assume to have ready by 3.6.0? The names that pop up over the slides at
l10n-able and thus should be there early for the localizers to work on.
Alternative: Give them names that do not need to be localized ;)

> Regarding fodp vs. otp: Have you made a final decision?

You have a feature/masterpages branch now. Commit there as otp at free, we will
rebase/merge it shortly before branchoff and thus there should be no huge
impact on repo size from whatever is done there. fodp thus is a nice-to-have
now and not a dealbreaking showstopper, which is good.

> And what about the resources I use to create the background images,
> like blender Files or SVGs? Should I store them on the Wiki?

Wiki is a good start. In the long run we might give you a git repository for

> One last question: it appears that /extras/source/shellnew contains
> the files that are opened when creating a new file. Would you be OK
> with it if I replaced soffice.odt with the Avantgarde template after
> removing all the text?

Lets discuss this (and the other stuff) on the ESC call. You are joining, right?



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