[Libreoffice] EasyHack: Ruler/Notes toggling
michael.meeks at novell.com
Tue Mar 22 04:39:49 PDT 2011
On Mon, 2011-03-21 at 17:49 -0700, Robert Vaccaro wrote:
> I'm new to hacking LibreOffice and would like to implement the Notes
> (comments) toggling easyhack. Before I begin working on it, is anyone
> else currently working on this? I don't want to duplicate effort.
> Also, is this easyhack still relevant from a UI perspective?
Yes, it is still relevant. And wrt. duplicating effort I see Cor has
some mind-boggling plan to take a mutex on several un-disclosed fun easy
hacks for Thursday; Jan - Cor - if you want to do this - please add a
comment with a date next to the easy hack to avoid confusion (as the
> I plan to stick to simple easyhacks/simple bugs until I get a better
> feel for how everything works.
So - it sucks to loose that; still - the good news is, that I have some
rather easy things that need doing, that perhaps you could do
instead ? :-)
The first is to move:
and clean that up - we don't need to make or install a 'pagein' binary
I think after my re-work.
Another simple hack, that might help startup time for some would be to
add some simple type detection for common file extensions per component
it would be great if this could do some simple work on extensions; eg.
.odt / .fodt / doc / .docx should result in a @pagein-writer argument
getting returned. etc. [ we only really need that for the common cases
This is one of the pieces that cannot be symlinked, so after running:
'build' in desktop/ (source LinuxIntelEnv.Set.sh first)
you'll need to do:
cp -af unxlngi6.pro/bin/ooqstart /path/to/install/program/ooqstart.bin
And then to test the pagein you'll want to do:
strace -f -e file ./soffice /tmp/foo.doc 2>&1 | grep pagein
to see if it got the right pagein file :-)
How does that sound ? is that something do-able ? [no one else has
Of course, if you're not interested it'd be great to add them to the
easy hacks page.
Anyhow - really great to have you involved, and looking forward to
seeing what you get up to :-) [ it is of course far cooler to have
people interested in improving the UI IMHO etc. ;-]
michael.meeks at novell.com <><, Pseudo Engineer, itinerant idiot
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