Minutes of the Design Hangout: 2017-Jan-26

Present: kendy, jay, steve, heiko, tomaz


* Remove snap-to-grid setting in favor of menu options
   + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=105326
   + Remove from options?
   + One per document the other in general? (kendy)
       + But if they are both the same, no objection (Kendy)
   + Menu access was added recently; no need to remove the feature from tools > options (Jay)


* Talked shortly about a11y guideline; still WIP

GSoC Ideas
(see also https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/GSoC/Ideas)

* Unit conversion + variable, high precision input
   + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=72662
   + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=44267
   + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=105176
   + task may be too small for gsoc (Jay)

* Improvements to Notebookbar
   + issues in current implementation
   + WYSIWYG configuration (replaces https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/GSoC/Ideas#Rework_of_the_Tools_-.3E_Customization…_dialog )
   + include sidebar
      + not sure that sidebar improvements relates to notebookbar (Jay)
   + Custom xml format for Notebookbar (Samuel)
     + https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/GSoC/Ideas#Notebookbar
     + Agree (Jay)

* Improvements to Sidebar
   + preview for tables styles
     + this is part of the table styles gsoc and not sidebar (Jay)
   + preview for graphic styles
     + more important is cell style previews for Calc (Jay)
   + could be 3 projects (kendy)
   + https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/GSoC/Ideas#Review_of_the_sidebar_.26_its_functionality
   + general improvement to sidebar that has been going on every gsoc (continue susobhan's work from laste year) (Jay)

* Block diagrams
   + Auto format of (block) diagrams (tdf#99669)
   + SmartArt (tdf#37932, tdf#92902)
      + this is interopability and should be part of a dedicated interopability gsoc project (Jay)
   + would be nice (kendy); we suggest this project for years (tomaz)
   + prototype patch by thorsten available (kendy)

* Callouts
   + see discussion about broken links in https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=105187
   + (suggestion to introduce those controls was done last week;
     callouts provide non-interrupting information for the user, e.g. in case of possible issues in the future)
   + interesting, use case not fully clear (kendy)

* Navigator
   + https://design.blog.documentfoundation.org/2016/07/31/how-the-navigator-may-support-object-handling-in-libreoffice-draw/
   + make sense (tomaz)
   + Bjoern mentioned he wanted to take this on, so maybe he could be a mentor for it (Jay)

* Custom Shapes
   + inbuilt editor
   + better shapes
   + new gallery (https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/GSoC/Ideas#Revamp_the_gallery_tool )
   + thumbs up; interoperability is difficult when it comes to custom shapes (kendy)

* Blurry shadows
   + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=48722
   + very good for gsoc (kendy)
   + made something in the past which could be used (tomaz)
   + most wanted #1/2 (heiko)
   + important for svg (Jay)

* Brushes
   + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=90045
   + could also solve https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=66587
   + would be cool to have (kendy)
       + but very hard to implement... (Kendy)
   + most wanted #2/2 (heiko)
   + dont sure i see what is hoped to be acheived (Jay)

* Dialog improvements
   + meta - https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=102019
   + Table of Contents: Entries tab
     + please improve it (tomaz)
   + New dialogs
     + Object Properties - https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=96355
     + Chart properties - https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=90687
   + Load Sytle dialog
     + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=102002

* Bibliography dialog
   + https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/GSoC/Ideas#Bibliography_dialog
   + needs mockup but still very relevant (heiko)

* Application Themes
   + https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/GSoC/Ideas#Application_Themes
   + kick out because of notebookbar (heiko)
   + having different layouts/visual layouts would be nice (tomaz)
      + yes, I'd still keep it in the list (Kendy)
   + still important to theme the entire application to have a consistant look across OSes (Jay)

* Document Theme
   + yeah, will support this (tomaz)

* Online Media
   + https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/GSoC/Ideas#Online_Media

* Special characters dialog
   + https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/GSoC/Ideas#Special_characters_dialog

* Revamp print dialog
* Improve handling of AutoText