I clearly understand if there is no resource for keeping broken or non-functioning parts of the code then it is better to drop them.

I just wanted to emphasize that for many user, such minor and useless things really do count. So, if it is possible then it should be kept.


From the technical background, I don't know too much. If the only problem is that the Mozilla Foundation does not maintain the personas repository well or the way is changing how LO could get the content from there then it still would be beneficial to mirror a larger set of personas in an official LibreOffice persona repository, saying that
- the original source is Mozilla
- more personas can be downloaded from anywhere.


Replying the question of Pedro Rosmaninho "Who fixes it?": I am not sure how big the problem is. I don't even know who implemented the persona feature in LO but if _I_ was it and it wouldn't work anymore, I think I would do everything to fix it. Cutting my code out of LO is something I would never let. So, let's ask the original developer if he/she has time and resource to fix it then many LO users would be very grateful. Maybe it still can be saved. :)


Csongor


On 2018.09.13. 0:49, Pedro Rosmaninho wrote:
That's a more constructive opinion. Keeping Firefox personas is dumb.
But then we could discuss create a new section on LO website besides
"Extensions". A section called Personas or Themes for users to add personas
there, and rework the personas back-end to fetch personas from there.
However, some preinstalled personas would be welcome and maybe make it
possible to change personas per module.

I would love to see all of this. Is there anyone interested and with the
skills to do it though?
Go ahead. Otherwise it's simply better to deprecate instead of leaving that
to rot.

On Wed, Sep 12, 2018 at 3:37 PM toki <toki.kant...@gmail.com> wrote:

On 2018-09-12 2:00 p.m., Pedro Rosmaninho wrote:

It´s nice to vote to keep something in, but when that something is
constantly breaking

Why is it constantly breaking?

Part of it is that it relies on a site operated and controlled by The
Mozilla Foundation, using a product there that that organization has
depreciated.

Once upon a time, persona could be configured to use files on one's
system.  More specifically it was either

/opt/libreoffice.version.number/share/gallery/ or
/home/user-name/.config/libreoffice/4/user/gallery/persona or
~/share/gallery/persona/.

Indeed, going into Expert Configuration, it looks like it can still be
configured from there. However, like everything else in Expert
Configuration, there is no user documentation. Is the "no" next to
string, for Persona a boolean value, and if so, why isn't it marked as
such. Or is it supposed to be the file?

Playing with those values, doesn't enable Persona.  Did I use "bad
values"? Has the ability to configure it from the expert setting been
completely removed? Has something else been broken?  I can't tell.

and there's minimal dev interest to fix or improve it

According to Archive.org, the average lifespan of a webpage is under 18
months.  As such, relying on a third party website to provide
functionality is incredibly short-sighted.

Would any of the people in favor be willing to fix it and improve it?
It's as simple as that.

Personally, I'd rip out the "Select Firefox Theme", and  at
">LibreOffice >Paths" under Type add "Persona", and set path
"/home/toki/.config/libreoffice/4/user/gallery//persona" as the default.

jonathon

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