This has always kind of bugged me, but how come LibreOffice locks down whenever a save cycle happens? It doesn’t really matter when saving takes a blink of an eye, which is usually the case for smaller documents, but it becomes very inconvenient when saving much larger files, regardless of the application used (although I’ve had the most experience with Writer).
What is it that happens during a save, and how necessary is it to lock the user out while it’s being performed? Is there anyone else concerned with this, or is any work being planned towards alleviating it? I’d like to again point to Google Docs as a really good example of how saving can be done; you can work and save in parallel, without any loss of functionality or performance.