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[2]: Comment by jared_wilkes
by jared_wilkes on Fri 11th Jan 2013 15:45 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by jared_wilkes"
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No, quite the opposite. Whenever I show up at parties a collective moan of, "Crap, it's the guy who thinks OSS devs wasting time and resources on skinning makes OSS projects look like shit," rings out, the music screeches to a halt, the alcohol stops flowing, and everyone goes home.

Oh wait, not that... No one at a single party I've ever gone to has ever cared about or been influenced by my opinion of OSS devs spending their time on inanities.

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I mean that you seem to be the type to shit on other people's conversations because somebody has different priorities than you.

I mean, what if the guy who made the change did it as an exercise in practicing UI design for the sake of just learning something? Does it even matter to you?

Are you going to walk into his party and do an upper-decker* just to feel smug?

"Hey. Look at this cool model rocket I built."
"Pfft. Who cares. We already have rockets that can send probes to the outer plants. You've contributed nothing."

*(If you don't know, you might not want to look that up)

Edited 2013-01-12 10:56 UTC

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