Petition against OpenOffice Renaissance

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Tommy
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Petition against OpenOffice Renaissance

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SIGN THE PETITION
http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/stoprenaissance/

Some OpenOffice developers announced, few time ago, a great (in their minds) project: Trying to copy ugly, unusable Ribbon interface, made by Micro$oft for Word and other Office products

http://blogs.sun.com/GullFOSS/entry/pro ... ew_ui_july
http://blogs.sun.com/GullFOSS/entry/pro ... _interface

This Ribbonized GUI has already several negative comments by Micro$oft users, so, why trying to copy a poor GUi instead to analyze and solve serious issues present in OpenOffice? (it has many serious issues)

if you Agree with me (and many other) please sign petition, so we can stop OpenOffice renaissance (or middle age?) not useful project, and developpers can avoid to stress and go to solve issues
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Re: Petition against OpenOffice Renaissance

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please, avoid any advertising link in that petition, they are scam sites.

just sign the petition.

already 401 users did it!!!
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Re: Petition against OpenOffice Renaissance

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LOL, I like the Ribbon interface!
Stop living in 1996 and move on.
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Tommy
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Re: Petition against OpenOffice Renaissance

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you are free to love the Ribbons

just as i'm free to consider it a stinky piece of rubbish scum GUI. :bugconfirmed: :bug: :bugfixed: :bug: :bugconfirmed:

P.S. petition is rising!!! 409 signatures
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Re: Petition against OpenOffice Renaissance

Post by Freeman »

I use OOo regularly. I like its look the way it is now. So, what is this "ribbon" thing? I've never heard of it. Must I be worried? :shock:
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Re: Petition against OpenOffice Renaissance

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yiou should be really afraid about it...
the Renaissance project is changing OOo uinterface to copy the awful Ribbon ibnterface of Microsost Office 2007.

take a look at these links
http://blogs.sun.com/GullFOSS/entry/pro ... ew_ui_july
http://blogs.sun.com/GullFOSS/entry/pro ... _interface
http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wik ... Prototypes

then download their prototype:
http://tools.services.openoffice.org/im ... otype.jnlp

then you will certainly sign the petition:
http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/stoprenaissance/
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Re: Petition against OpenOffice Renaissance

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Yeh, the M$ ribbon isn't very good, esp. since they abandoned the excellent customizable toolbar system most of us have used (and liked!) for over a decade(what up with that, M$?).

A ribbon is essentially a tabbed 2-D toolbar. Not all so-called ribbon implementations are necessarily bad. Many of us just dislike the M$ implementation of the paradigm.
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Re: Petition against OpenOffice Renaissance

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so, please support the petition!!! we have already 691 signatures
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Re: Petition against OpenOffice Renaissance

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I did!
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Re: Petition against OpenOffice Renaissance

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thanks 4 support :P
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Re: Petition against OpenOffice Renaissance

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sorry dude, ppl who hate the ribbon interface haven't used it more than twice.
don't hate stuff just because MS came up with it.
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Re: Petition against OpenOffice Renaissance

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i trie more than twice and i hate it even more than the first 2 times
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