Minutes of the Design Hangout: 2016-Jun-17

Heiko Tietze tietze.heiko at googlemail.com
Fri Jun 17 13:47:43 UTC 2016

    + Cor, Kendy, Bubli, Samuel, Jay, Heiko, Akshay, Sushobhan

Confirmed easy hacks
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=92152 (half arrow head; skill: svg/design)
      + Blog post: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lgAD-aE54IswyAwg6yJ6MeTstCjznPvQR1nV_R95OXs/edit#
      + like the idea, comunication with Jan is necessary (and was done over the ML) (kendy)
      + consider that credits/copyrigths will not be given to the designer if the code is commited by someone else (Bubli)
      + publish (all)

  * Template Manager (Akshay)
        + Patches are merged, qa/documentation is to be done now
  * Progress of Area Fill project (Rishabh)
      + Pattern/bitmap split will be finshed today
      + Creating the new bitmap tab is planned for next week
  * Progress of Sidebar Improvements (Susobhan)
      + Styles Panel patch finished, up for review - https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/#/c/26020/
      + Merged Page Background Panel to master (from Impress to Draw), should be in 5.2
      + Working on existing issues and enhancements for Area Content Panel - https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=90078#c4
      + Start with Shapes Tab next week after Area Content Panel enhancements
   * Notebokbar (kendy)
     + Rework of code is ongoing
   * Table Styles (kendy)
     + Focus on core work; import/export to odf
     + Table style is Writer specific and not relevant for Draw/Impress and Calc

Enhancements and proposals
    + Push extensions (Heiko)
      + e.g. tdf#71176, tdf#91874, or color replacer, or overall paragraph changer etc.
      + Extensions keep the main UI clean and simple but allows to enhance the app for special use cases
      + Suggestion is to have a separate component/keyword in the bugtracker for tasks that can be enhancements
      + Find users/coders to work on extensions
      + We have a component extension (kendy), qa team should make clear what it is used for (Jay)
      + Would need some needDevEval before moving a bug to this component (Jay)
      + Will bring it up to ESC for pushing it to the community
    + Disable automatic linking of urls by default (Samuel)
      + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=100424
      + Sticking with common behavior is preferrable (Jay)
      + Fixing all the bugs has first priority
      + Bug closed as WONTFIX
    + Results from poll about bookmarks on root level
      + https://plus.google.com/107566594492891737454/posts/FA4RgWeUDmT
      + 35% for simplicity, 65% for functionality (bookmark and cross-reference at the root level) (48 votes)
      + Reversed and placed at root level - https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/26418
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