LibreOffice Mega Christmas Inteview
I’ll try to unwrap this present a little, looking beneath the shiny paper. What do I see: hundreds and hundreds of code commits, which talk about ‘clean up’, ‘rework’, ‘remove’, ‘easy hack’. Sounds like tech-talk to me. So how is this a great present to users?
I decided to talk to some developers, in an attempt to get an explanation about what all this work means – to mere mortal office-users like (probably) you and me Simply: what improvements, in which areas, can we see now or in the long run, as result of all this hard work?
Below you find the result of my search.
An important part of the software development process is ‘building’: converting the source code written by developers into something that we can download and install. But building is also important for developers, to prove that their work is OK, that it works as expected, or fixes the bug, and does not break something.