[Libreoffice-qa] Minutes of the Design Hangout: 2016-01-08

Jan Holesovsky kendy at collabora.com
Tue Jan 19 06:35:01 PST 2016

* Present: Heiko, Kendy, Samuel
* UI changes integrated since the last meeting:
    + resource menus & readonly improvements (Maxim)
    + new saving behavior + indication (Maxim)
    + "show draw functions" button for Draw & Impress (Gulsah)

+ Comments on design blog (Heiko)
    + currently go to only one person (Heiko)
    + let's ask admins to setup a mail alias for the main account (Kendy)
+ Blog about menu changes (Heiko)
    + Reason: https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=91820
    + to explain what has been done, what are the concepts behind that (Heiko)
        + sounds great (Kendy)
    + ideal if Jay can do that, he did all the heavy lifting...
        + Heiko about to work on a draft, details needed from Jay
+ Find&Replace dialog in the sidebar (Heiko)
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=96394
    + Sidebar as a host for functions? - F&R is not a property like paragraph settings, for instance
    + it is possible from the development point of view (Heiko)
        + but do we want that conceptually?
        + another example where this was attempted: change tracking (Heiko)
    + conceptually - it is changing the meaning of the sidebar a bit
        + sidebar is not meant as a replacement for dialogs (at least currently) (Heiko)
        + overall, moving some modeless dialogs to sidebar could be a not-that-bad thing (Kendy)
            + can imagine scenarios where it is useful to be able quickly switch between
              eg. change tracking and search/replace (which would take too much space with just dialogs)
    + let's think a bit more about this, and if we agree to this, make this a GSoC project
    + many search&replace bugs in the bugzilla, would be good to have them in mind too
      when considering the move to the sidebar (Heiko)
        + design session to mocup it with these in mind, prioritization, etc. needed (Heiko)
        + GSoC not that near, let's do it in some later Friday, after the normal meeting
+ Save button behavior (Samuel)
    + implemented now
        + thanks so much Maxim!
    + not in RC2 yet (Samuel)
        + the only missing bit is the icon (Samuel)
        + Heiko will sync with Andreas if he can have that before the RC2
          (Tuesday evening tagging)
        + Samuel will backport to libreoffice-5-1
            + then 3 reviews needed for the late feature, Kendy to ask ESC on the ML
+ Mail merge toolbar (Kendy)
    + implementation mostly finished (Kendy)
        + bugfixing before I can merge it to master
* Area Tab design session (Heiko/Jay)
    + Area Tab - https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=94551
        + not published yet
    + positive feedback
    + suggestion to remove the pattern editor and to rename some captions
    + one preference for the three-column layout
    + next: implement it :-)  probably again good for a GSoC task
* Draw problems (Stuart)
    + might be interesting to have a survey about what the users actually use Draw for (Toma┼ż)
        + Heiko will have a look / think this through
* Bug discussions
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=UNCONFIRMED&bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=NEEDINFO&component=ux-advise&list_id=527515&query_format=advanced&resolution=---
    + discussed, and acted on:
        + [nothing today sadly]

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