[Libreoffice-ux-advise] [GSoC] Use Widget Layout for the Start Center

Krisztian Pinter pin.terminator at gmail.com
Wed Jul 24 09:16:26 PDT 2013

Hi all!

I'm working on this GSoC project:

"Currently, the Start Center (the start screen you get when you start
LibreOffice) is only a static bitmap, with few buttons and links. It would
be useful to present few recently used documents there (as thumbnails), and
do more fancy stuff.
See this overview and WidgetLayout to get more information about the Widget
Layout (this part is actually very similar to the above mentioned task).
Additionally, code for rendering the thumbnails will have to be introduced,
and maybe some code sharing with the new Template Manager will be needed

I've already converted the current startcenter to .ui, and it has been
merged to master, but it's still being improved. I'm currently working on
adding thumbnails for recent docs.

I'd like to request a mockup for the startcenter (with thumbnails for
recent docs), so we can make it look nice and pretty.

Kendy, my GSoC mentor, listed these points as his preference:
>* Keep the buttons to start apps some way (but they could be smaller or
organized another way
>* Keep the LibreOffice logo, but the other visual things (like the shadows
etc.) might go from my point of view
>* Make it resizable, so that the screen size is better used (ie. no more
fixed rectangle in the middle of the screen)

Looking forward to your feedback!

All the best,
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