Who Contributes the Most to LibreOffice?

Cedric Bosdonnat has been tracking contributions to LibreOffice since its announced fork from He uses Git Data Miner to gleen results from the main branch of LibreOffice Git repositories. Git Data Miner is more commonly known as the tool used by Jonathan Corbet in his periodic kernel code reports. Draw: Objects and Their Problems Draw is all about objects -- items inserted into a document, each of which can be edited independently. In fact, whether you insert a picture from a file or create an object selected from the primitives (basic shapes) in the Drawing toolbar, everything in Draw is a frame. Even text in Draw is an object, and behaves differently from ordinary text in Writer. Interactions Between Programs

Some people insist that should be called an office application instead of an office suite. The distinction that they are trying to make is that the programs in share a common code base, instead of being separate programs that are simply bundled together, the way that Microsoft Office's are. Resource Files

Most users interact with on the desktop. But what if you need to do a selective restore on the files that store custom gradients or colors? Troubleshoot why an extension won't install? Share resources with other users? For these kinds of tasks, you need to know a bit about where stores its files, and what you can do with them.

PDF Export in

Originally, PDF export in was limited to three levels of quality, whose exact differences were obscure to most users. But that was many releases ago.

The Small Picture: More Extensions

Every few weeks, I like to browse the Extensions site to see what is available, and what people are using. New extensions that are both useful and well-designed seem to be getting few and far between. However, if you search patiently, you can still find extensions worth trying.