Ubuntu 12.10's LibreOffice gained built-in appmenu support (without lo-menubar)
Across various development cycles, Ubuntu gathered couple of critics, expressed by a "vocal" community, community satisfied by Ubuntu and the provided software, excepting few minor but relevant issues.
Lo-menubar has been designed as a "bridge" between LibreOffice and the Unity panel, in the sense of managing LibreOffice menus by exposing them on the top bar, and, while providing menus, aligning LibreOffice to the appmenu approach used in Ubuntu by default.
Definitely an exciting surprise is that while the users were waiting for lo-menubar to land as default in Ubuntu, the developers have worked on properly integrating appmenu support for LibreOffice via a different approach, enabling the appmenu without landing lo-menubar as default.
Consequently, the just landed LibreOffice 3.6.1 RC2 introduces proper appmenu support for LibreOffice, while keeping the lo-menubar package available for installation (but not installed), meaning, the mentioned integration features a built-in approach (installing LibreOffice automatically adds the appmenu support, as with a regular app).
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