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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RE[3]: Comment by jared_wilkes
by radix on Fri 11th Jan 2013 10:36 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by jared_wilkes"
radix
Member since:
2012-02-07

Developer clearly stated that he did this project because it seemed to be fun. So either he did this project or didn't do anything for LibreOffice at all. What seems to be better?

BTW it's so very frustrating when other people tell you what you should do with your free time. So, what are you doing for LibreOffice? You don't know programming, you say? Why don't you stop doing whatever crap you're doing now and start learning programming so you could be useful for something finally? And after you learn programming, let me choose you some really important project you'll work in your free time.

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jared_wilkes Member since:
2011-04-25

Doing nothing seems better.

I am not telling someone what to do with their time; I am telling someone what they did with their time was useless and made a product worse.

Also, judging a product does not require, not only being able to create the same product, but actually participating in the creation of the product. I can tell you a Yugo is a completely shit car without ever needing to have built an engine or an entire car.

Edited 2013-01-11 18:20 UTC

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ssokolow Member since:
2010-01-21

Doing nothing seems better.

I am not telling someone what to do with their time; I am telling someone what they did with their time was useless and made a product worse.

Also, judging a product does not require, not only being able to create the same product, but actually participating in the creation of the product. I can tell you a Yugo is a completely shit car without ever needing to have built an engine or an entire car.


In other words, you have what books on building successful projects (open source or otherwise) describe as a "toxic attitude".

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