links for 2008-10-17

  • First million!
    A million downloads of OpenOffice.org in two days. No wonder the site is reeling in shock.
  • OpenOffice.org 3.0 is an incremental improvement
    Pretty good review. The article comments that the look & feel seems old. One reason for this is that retaining the familiarity of look and feel does away with the need for training for most existing users of document packages. As I heard at the ODF Workshop last week, that alone is driving adoption of OpenOffice.org
  • OO.o Move to Subversion done
    Another step in the overall scheme to making it easier for developers to engage in the OpenOffice.org source code.
  • ODF workshop
    Report on the event by the co-chair, Aslam Raffee. It's OK, Aslam, I was joking about the trademark :-)
Comments:

"One reason for this is that retaining the familiarity of look and feel does away with the need for training for most existing users of document packages."

I think it is wise not to do what MS did in the latest Office version. Incremental change is good. But you could clean up the look and feel and make it look less like 1997...

Posted by Markus on October 19, 2008 at 06:39 AM PDT #

thank you :)

Posted by tattoo on October 25, 2008 at 09:52 PM PDT #

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