New branding for LibreOffice 6.0
The next release cycle of LibreOffice is scheduled for Q1/2018. And as known from past updates we want to introduce a unique branding for the release. This time it is planned to collaborate with the Open Source Design group.
Open Source Design
This group is a community of designers and developers pushing more open design processes and improving the user experience and interface design of open source software. They provide a job board where projects can ask for support, and that’s what we did for the new branding at Branding for LibreOffice 6.0.
While the job has been announced at the Open Source Design board that does not mean your contribution is not possible or not required. On the contrary, we want you to submit proposals – and maybe also to join the community of designers.
The task is to create a new motif that will be used at the splash screen, the about dialog, the Windows installer, and for banners/flyers/stickers outside the program. We like to get variants of the design with and without the sub-line according the logo policy (the logo itself must not change). And nice to have are variations with labels for alpha/beta/daily builds. The design can be based on the metaphors transparency, sustainability, freedom, community, MUFFIN, green, hexagon, circular. But we are open for creative ideas. Ideally we get some interesting proposals and let the community decide which one to use finally.
As a community-driven Open Source project we have a few prerequisites:
- Deliverables must be done in an Open Source license, e.g. CC-by-SA
- The concept should work globally
- The design process has to be fully transparent and the community should get involved
- Task should be finished until end of July 2017 so that we can run a survey with the proposals
We have several resources to start off:
- Branding: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Marketing/Branding
- Artwork: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Visual_Elements
- Motifs: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Design/Motif
- Splash screen: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Design/Playground/Splash_screen
- Banner ideas: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Marketing/Branding/Banner_Proposals
Now it’s your time to be creative. We are looking forward your ideas.
Could I ask please that you change the icon on the desktop. At present it is just a white rectangle with the corner cut off and is very hard to find on a screen full of icons. If I can make a suggestion it would be to colour it green, the same shade as the lighter green in your Libreoffice guide. That way it would make it easier to see.
that’s a damn good idea.
Very good suggestion. Agree 100% with this.
There will be an overlap of supported LibreOffice versions, i.e. versions 5.4 and 6.0, and this could make the instructions  confusing.
Please replace the “Big 5” in the LibreOffice Installation dialog boxes by the LibreOffice logo as this would enable the instructions to be updated for LibreOffice version 6.0 and to remain valid when LibreOffice versions 7, 8, etc. are released.
Branding might depend on:
a) What is planned for LibreOffice 6.x (touch support, mobile, something else)? (3.x Code Cleaning, 4.x Code Refactoring, 5.x UI )
b) Whether the Document Foundation becomes the new financial home for Thunderbird ?
The release is basically a regular update. We keep on working on all aspects.
Getting error code 1500 trying to install 22.214.171.124.
I definitely do NOT have another installation running as the error implies.
How do I get a proper installer for Windows 10 64 bit? (not so much How as WHERE?)
Please get first-level support at https://ask.libreoffice.org/ (with LibreOffice it#s a 24/7 premium service *g*). AFAIK, the nightly builds need a Windows update.
it says here in this web page that I am making a comment in
then libre office 6 was releast yesterday. 1/20/18 according to schedule
where is it
Release plan says Jan 29, 2018 – Feb 4, 2018 and we are on track. https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleasePlan
how can I downgrade my 6.0 to 5.4?