[Libreoffice-qa] Template Manager - performance issues, and no new folder create function when saving as template ?

Cedric Bosdonnat cbosdonnat at suse.com
Wed Jan 9 23:47:43 PST 2013

Hi Alexander,

On Thu, 2013-01-10 at 08:28 +0100, Alexander Thurgood wrote:
> The first thing that I noticed is that when you call up the Template
> Manager, e.g. via the File > Template menu entry, it takes a fairly long
> time to display the Template Manager dialog, as in more than a minute -
> this performance hit worries me - the more so because every time you
> want to save any newly created document as a template, you have to wait
> the same amount of time for the dialog to display, which is pretty
> infuriating. The old template manager did not show this lag and was
> comparably much faster on the same hardware, so for me, this is a fairly
> important regression.

I'ld bet this is coming from the thumbnails extraction. I'll need to
somehow cache them or update them asynchronously.

> The second thing is that when you want to save a newly created document
> as a template, the Template Manager dialog is displayed, but I can see
> no way of creating a new folder to be able to store the template in it,
> you are forced to use an existing folder or folders. Is this by design,
> or is the function just not yet visible in the Template Manager dialog ?

No it's a bug that needs to be fixed (either missing in the
implementation or in the design). Thought as we are post String-freeze,
I'm not sure if I'll be able to push that for 4.0

> As this is about to go live with the future release of 4.0, it would be
> awkward to have yet another performance hit / reduction in functionality
> compared to the existing tool.

Well, performance can be fixed in 4.0.x versions. What I'ld like to
avoid is a lacking feature.


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