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Bjoern Michaelsen
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https://opensource.com/article/16/12/yearbook-9-lessons-25-years-linux-kernel-development "The original 0.01 kernel was a mere 10,000 lines of code; now it grows by more than that every two days. Some of the rudimentary, tiny features that developers are adding now will develop into significant subsystems in the future."
It may be many years before we fully understand the keys to the Linux kernel's success, but there are a few lessons that stand out even now.
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LibreOffice 5.2.3 was released by +The Document Foundation yesterday. The snap was available at the same time.
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Meist scheint manches auf den ersten Blick unmöglich. Manches ist es auch, doch es wäre tödlich, das selbst zu glauben solange noch nichts feststeht und die Party zu verlassen, bevor sie losgeht. —…
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I tried to post (twice) a comment on your blog, but my comment seems to be stuck in moderation. Here's the comment that I attempted to post:

I installed this snap on Ubuntu using “sudo snap install libreoffice” and tried it using “/snap/bin/libreoffice” to start the application.

Where is the appropriate place for filing a suggestion/bug report?

Here’s a preview of the suggestion/bug report I plan to file:

1. Upon starting LibreOffice using the “/snap/bin/libreoffice” command, a new directory is created at “home/[user]/snap/” and that new directory contains, among other things, the subdirectory where “My Documents” are found and stored by default. Given the layout of the new file chooser, some are confused as to how to move from the location to the old default location (“home/[user]/Documents”) where document are found. What’s more, some aren’t aware of how to change the default location. See https://www.reddit.com/r/Ubuntu/comments/5b548x/libreoffice_523_as_snap_from_day_one/

Suggestion: At installation, the path to the "My Documents" location should be “home/[user]/Documents” as it has always been.

2. As mentioned above, upon starting LibreOffice using the “/snap/bin/libreoffice” command, a new directory is created at “home/[user]/snap/” which contains, among other things, config files. So long as the default path to documents is changed as suggested above, there is no need to see this directory, and I’d rather not be forced to see it.

Suggestion: At installation, instead of at the current location, a new directory should be created at “home/[user]/.snap/” so that it will be hidden.

3. After installing the snap version of LibreOffice, uninstalled the previous deb version. To my surprise, after uninstalling the previous deb version, the upon starting the snap version of LibreOffice, I found that all of the icons associated with LibreOffice had disappeared.

Bug: Please figure out a way to install the snap version so that the snap version doesn’t rely on the icons installed from the deb version.

4. As mentioned elsewhere, so long as the deb version of LibreOffice remains installed, absent any other actions, the “/snap/bin/libreoffice” command is required for starting the snap version.

Suggestion: Please document the steps needed (whether exporting something to PATH, or whatever) for setting the snap version of LibreOffice as default.
reddit.com - LibreOffice 5.2.3 as snap from Day One • /r/Ubuntu
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A new Month of LibreOffice begins! Help the community with development, documentation, QA, translations and other tasks, and earn badges and barnstars to show off on social media or your blog.

It's going to be awesome: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2016/11/01/the-november-2016-month-of-libreoffice-begins/
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In a real open source project with multiple independent participants, user experience is unlikely to be a default priority. In my latest Patreon-backed article I explain why and consider what can be done to fix that.
Including design and UX in a true community project is a challenging matter of balance because of the motivational model behind open source projects. According to The Cathedral and the Bazaar, the …
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thanks Bjoern for sharing and for the invitation :)
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LibreOffice 5.2.3 was released by +The Document Foundation yesterday. The snap was available at the same time.
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Meist scheint manches auf den ersten Blick unmöglich. Manches ist es auch, doch es wäre tödlich, das selbst zu glauben solange noch nichts feststeht und die Party zu verlassen, bevor sie losgeht. —…
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Hbw to install a lithuanian locale?
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I was already happy we had a new hire for TDF infra. This interview makes me even more happy about whom we were able to get.
 

Warm welcome to Guilhem!
A short interview to introduce Guilhem Moulin, who has been hired in October to coordinate the development and maintain TDF Infrastructure. Q1. You have just been hired to manage TDF infrastructure. Why did you apply for the role? I finished my studies last spring and wanted to take a few months off to travel a bit and try to tie some loose ends on the many side projects I started earlier an ...
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A new Month of LibreOffice begins! Help the community with development, documentation, QA, translations and other tasks, and earn badges and barnstars to show off on social media or your blog.

It's going to be awesome: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2016/11/01/the-november-2016-month-of-libreoffice-begins/
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Merging Communities! #libreoffice #openoffice
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