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On Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 2:43 AM, Zaphod Feeblejocks <> wrote:
On 2 Jan 2011 at 9:59, Craig A. Eddy wrote:

I also agree that ANY write-to docx should be an add-on, and not part of
the vanilla release.

Hi Craig,

I have a concern about the Addons.  In my 10+ years of using OpenOffice/StarOffice, the
inclusion of addons was a great idea.  However, the marketing of addons was not so good -
hidden away in a place that you can find once, but not so easily find again.

Could addons be clearly signposted on the main page?

Could first-time users be taken to the addons page, so they know functionality can be

Could addons be clearly posted in the menus?

Could the frequency of downloading addons be counted and a pack of the most popular
ones be compiled?  Could the most-frequent-addons pack even be an optional extra
included with the download?

I have some good news for you. The website team is already tackling
this with the Drupal implementation.

In case you are not aware the current site at is
earmarked for an upgrade (as per the steering committee advice).
The website team has been busy building the site over at a temporary

Although the site theme is only temporary, you can see most of the
site sections operating. The site will include an 'Extensions Library'
designed similar to the Firefox addins site.

It is not finished but you can see our progress here:
The implementation of categories will be the next step, followed by
making the layout of the displays a little more beautiful.

The development site is almost ready for beta testers, so if you wish
to have a look and suggest any changes please feel free to let us know
over on the website mailing list.

Michael Wheatland

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