Minutes of the Design Hangout: 2016-04-01

Jan Holesovsky kendy at collabora.com
Fri Apr 1 19:53:54 UTC 2016

* Present: Akshay, Heiko, Jay, Kendy, Susobhan

* GSoC

    + https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/GSoC/Ideas

    + https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/dashboard/
    + if you are a mentor, please touch the [I want to mentor this] button for projects you like
    + even UX people can mentor / co-mentor, big part of the work is non-technical (Kendy)
        + asking about the status, checking the results from the high-level point of view etc.
        + and a developer can help with the code pointers / review of the code
        + worked well the last year [co-mentoring Jay + Bubli] (Jay)

    + UI Proposals
        + Application Themes
        + Improve The Special Characters Dialogue in LibreOffice
        + Improve user experience with Table Styles (mentors: dev - kendy/miklos(?), ui - )
        + Improving the TOC-dialog
        + Review of the Area Fill dialog (mentors: dev Bubli , ui - )
        + Redesigning the Template Manager (mentors: dev - , ui - )
        + Review of Sidebar and it's functionality (mentors: dev Bubli , ui - )
        + Infrastructure for defining toolbars via .ui (Glade) files (mentors: dev - kendy/samuel)

* Bring back the legacy Save toolbar button as customization option? (Heiko)

    + Maxim sorted this out - thank you! :-)

* Draw-related survey (Heiko)

    + results finished, ready for publishing
    + many good ideas there

* Sidebar survey

    + first results (Heiko)
        + https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Design/Whiteboards/SidebarUsage

    + finished
    + https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XknvPqz58hYc_NeY2-Ky-L92MkLdYqs7SJCCxC3DX6w/edit#heading=h.rwnqe5haxk5v
    + hope to publish it the next week

    + please read it & review, will affect our HIG

* Single Toolbar Mode & Notebookbar (Jay/Kendy)

    + the toolbar for single toolbar mode is in (Jay)

    + notebookbar code changed too (Kendy)
        + now it is possible to have different top-level .ui files in different apps, for example
          notebookbar.ui for Writer (Kendy)
        + would be good to do the single toolbar mode using a .ui file too at some stage, so that we can
          easily hide the 'classic' toolbars in the simplebar or notebookbar cases using the same code (Kendy)

* Help content (Jay)

    + reviewed the xslt approach for now, like that it uses the same filter (with small tweaks)
      as the internal help (Kendy)
        + problem there though with importing from other .xhp files (Jay)
          e.g. https://help.libreoffice.org/Writer/Table - '7.1 Table AutoFormat' should be '8. Table AutoFormat'
        + will look at the PHP approach too (Kendy)

* Blog (Heiko)

    + still badly spammed :-(
    + would be good to have a better anti-spam filter or so on the blog (if possible)

    + can you provide some data about how many people participated in the surveys so far? (Kendy)
        + not that easily, but will try (Heiko)

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