Changes needed for "LibreOffice 4"

Lubos Lunak l.lunak at
Fri Jul 20 09:47:29 PDT 2012

On Friday 20 of July 2012, john malc wrote:
> Hi,
> I have some ideas :
>    1. *rewrite whole LO* (writer, base etc.) from scratch, which would make
>    all documents unable to open in 3.x. This is very important task, mainly
>    because of MS Office and the future of LO. The whole thing with plugins
>    should be same as with documents.
>    2. make a very long period of testing (beta1/2/3,rc1/2/3/ and then
>    stable 4.0). Even longer then we have know. I think we should release
> 4.0 with almost no bugs.
>    3. kick Draw and Math-parts out of LO. Either make it as plugin or just
>    kill it. 1) nobody uses it (Math> Latex; Draw > photoshop, corel, gimp
>    etc.); 2) installer can be smaller.

 You are welcome to start your own office suite from scratch, but if you 
actually do, you'll soon find out that it'll take you ages to get anywhere 
near to what LibreOffice is now.

 I didn't mention it explicitly, but since this is a development list, I 
expect discussion about what _realistically_ can be done. If you want just to 
post some random unfounded ideas on which you are not going to actually work, 
please take it elsewhere, such as the discuss list.

 Lubos Lunak
 l.lunak at

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