[Libreoffice-ux-advise] Finding a UX dev

Michel Renon michel.renon at free.fr
Wed Apr 3 13:39:39 PDT 2013


Le 02/04/2013 13:11, Michael Meeks a écrit :
> Hi Mirek,
> On Mon, 2013-04-01 at 23:49 +0200, Mirek M. wrote:
>> Compared to competitors, LibreOffice is lagging behind in terms of UX,
>> and, unfortunately, it seems like relatively little development is
>> happening in that area, often relegated to GSoC projects and Easy
>> Hacks, which don't always get picked up.
> 	Of course, attracting resources is always hard.
>> The UI is one of the most common targets of complaints about
>> LibreOffice. I'm certain many would be willing to pay a developer to
>> work on UX-related bugs full-time. We could draw up a Kickstarter
>> campaign.
> 	I'm aware of some funding for a developer to work on some crazy
> prototyping work for the UI at the moment. Unfortunately he has a
> pipeline of work that puts that a few weeks out :-)

Is it an official TDF funding ?
Why don't we have more informations ?

>> So, I'm wondering, is there a volunteer developer or a former GSoC
>> student who might be up to the task?
> 	I guess you'd want to talk to Matus, Lanedo, Openismus, Igalia,
> Collabora and/or any others around the place that might have cycles for
> that. Be aware that you're talking around Eur 800 / day for these guys -
> and of course you'd want some sort of concrete plan to make this viable.

+1 (see my other message for complement)

> 	Seemingly most people want to fund revolutionary improvement - which is
> going to be of the order of a multi-man-year project (at Eur 150k+ per
> engineer year). Not incremental improvement that fixes things here and
> there.

It may be possible if the list of improvement is very precise. But I 
agree it's not the usual kind of subject when you hire a dev.


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