[Libreoffice] Order of filters in the Open dialog

Cedric Bosdonnat cedric.bosdonnat.ooo at free.fr
Mon Apr 4 00:39:53 PDT 2011


On Sat, 2011-04-02 at 16:14 +0200, Matúš Kukan wrote:
> I'm Matus Kukan, student from Bratislava, Slovakia.
> I'd like to work on Libreoffice project at GSoC and now I'm working on
> easy task.

Great news! You should perhaps file the GSoc application now even though
the easy hack isn't fixed yet: the deadline for GSoc applications is in
4 days, but we can wait a bit more for the easy hacks.

> My question is about exact order of filters in open dialog.
> Should they be grouped according to module they belong to?
> Now, it's working this way and to improve order there just need to be
> added more filters in UISort.xcu [1].

The idea to sort the filters is to relagate the less used ones to the
bottom of the list. At least in the "Save As" dialogs that would make
sense and isn't too complex to sort ;)

You could perhaps start to fix that order before fixing the order in the
"Open" dialog.

> Or all mixed together and sorted somehow?
> This could be easy done by sorting filters by name but that's
> something like undefined order and changing names probably isn't
> possible.
> Or maybe I could create module independent filter order. Something
> like in UISort.xcu but with all filters (but there are many) and place
> it somewhere.

I'm not sure what we want to do for the "Open" dialog filters... anyone
else has an idea what to do?

Cédric Bosdonnat
LibreOffice hacker
OOo Eclipse Integration developer

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