Linked by the_randymon on Thu 10th Jan 2013 22:17 UTC
Features, Office For years, developers decried the tight fist Sun kept on the development of its office suite, preventing the hacker culture from improving its software. So now that LibreOffice is, well, free, it's not surprising to see one ambitious hacker has developed a mechanism for theming it. Let's have a round of applause for Jan Holesovsky, whose patch in the upcoming 4.0 edition of LibreOffice allows you to style LibreOffice using FireFox Personae. Holesovsky's blog is full of other interesting UI changes made to LibreOffice, proof perhaps that letting hackers hack is the best way to keep your project improving.
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Looks great.
by Nelson on Thu 10th Jan 2013 22:26 UTC
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

I'm surprised, this looks way better than I thought it would before I clicked the link.

Didn't Firefox depreciate Personas though, for perf reasons?

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RE: Looks great.
by ssokolow on Thu 10th Jan 2013 22:46 in reply to "Looks great."
ssokolow Member since:
2010-01-21

I'm surprised, this looks way better than I thought it would before I clicked the link.

Didn't Firefox depreciate Personas though, for perf reasons?


If so, I haven't heard about it. All I remember reading was that they wanted to rename them.

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RE: Looks great.
by Lennie on Fri 11th Jan 2013 15:35 in reply to "Looks great."
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

I believe Mozilla renamed the Personas project to themes or something like that because they wanted to create the Persona project.

Which is an implementation of the BrowserID-protocol they created.

The BrowserID protocol is basically a VerifiedEmailAddress protocol which is an improvement over the protocols like OpenID for signing up and signing in to websites.

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