[Libreoffice-qa] Minutes of the Design Hangout: 2017-Jun-15

Heiko Tietze tietze.heiko at googlemail.com
Thu Jun 15 12:09:50 UTC 2017

Present: Muhammet, Cor, Gökhan, Jay, Heiko, Eric

GSoC projects

 * Customization dialog (mkara)
   + https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IPXkYMmyXQzoVUdMpnBeoQdf-LNp5_oNaqfW6OFhxqA/
   + Finalization of the design done
   + What scope is relevant to search?
     + Filter out items found in the function list, not the category menu (Jay)
     + The use case is turned from search into filter thereby; wouldn't do this (Heiko)

 * Notebookbar (ggurbet)
   + hamburger button moved to right side
   + currently working on new right-side shortcut toolbox
   + marketing asks to make the NB non-experimental for at least v6.0
      + with current progress of student, i am doubtful that we will be able to make it non-experimental (jay)
   + default should still be the classic toolbar
   + Long-term project but major features might be implemented (Cor)
   + GSoC plan: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xmtJPPnQfEWbccDSRD3-_xAmMGAMELs16VBXe1iLZ7Q/edit


 * List view for template manager
   + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=104154
   + Opinions pro and con a filemanager-like visualization
   + We've used "Thumbnail" view for both templates, and rendering the MRU to the Start Center, providing
     a "List" view with full filename & extension has been requested several times, e.g.
     and adding that representation as a list for Templates and Recently used documents would add 
     functionality so long as we do not drive
   + Pro: For a large number of templates a list view is very useful (Cor)
     + Search is provided for this purpose (Jay)
     + Still missing a good overview, maybe also sorting capabilities (Cor)
        + sorting alphabetically the template name does not provide additional functionality (Jay)
     + It's simply faster to work with a certain amount of templates.
   + Con: Template manager must not look and act like a file manager (Jay)
     + it's called a template manager, so add a manage functionality with a list view. Simple (Cor)
        + we have limited management features both technically and design (Jay)
     + File manager would be a bottomless pit, we cannot implement all features (Jay)
       + it's not about a full file manager functionality; no one asks that.
     + Stuart supported this hezitation about a file manager in c5, c7, c9 and closed the ticket therefore
   + Con: No other office suite provides a list view for templates (Jay)
     + then we can start dumping a lot of code.
   => Listview makes sense only as a detailed view with more than one column
     + Let's introduce creation date/time and person/department, last modification date/time and person, 
       size, location?, favorite flag...
     + Include sorting capabilities
     + Consider hierarchies (Eric)

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