[Libreoffice] Formula cursor : bug or feature ?

Michael Meeks michael.meeks at novell.com
Wed Jan 5 04:38:25 PST 2011

Hi Jean,

On Wed, 2010-12-29 at 21:11 +0100, Jean-Baptiste Faure wrote:
> Jonas wrote:
> > Assuming someone cares to implement it... and you're are welcome to
> > step up to the plate :)
> I strongly disagree : it is you who must not to destroy what is working
> very well.

	Jean - this sort of adjective "destroy", is a shame to apply to some
wonderful work that will really help millions to edit formulae in a more
simple and effective way - for which we should be extremely grateful to
Jonas. It distresses me to see developers criticised for introducing
some minor bug or regression along with a huge improvement: which this
work is (even if you don't appreciate the added function) :-)

	The programming problem of fixing the cursor / selection is not a very
difficult one - however, if we apply (perhaps accidentally) harsh words
to the problem instead of encouraging and trying to help out: filing
bugs / updating the easy hacks wiki etc. as suggested: there is a danger
that we end up with no developer volunteers :-)

	Anyhow - it seems like this change should be tractible even to a very
beginner coder; do you have a build you can play with - and perhaps you
can help be part of the solution ? :-) I can give you some code pointers
- indeed, I thought that I had addressed an issue like this as/when I
merged this. Grab me (mmeeks) on IRC and I'll help you get setup.



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