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2.3 m217 Snapshot - Release Notes

These notes contains changes between SRC680_m216 and  SRC680_m217.
This release will install as OOo-Dev2.3.
Sources can be received from cvs by tag SRC680_m217.

What's new ?

Feature title TaskId Spec. title Spec. abstract Dev. owner Spec. link Component
Extension can integrate options pages in the options dialog i75869 Options Dialog for Extensions An extension may require to be configured before it can be used reasonably or in order to adapt it to personal preferences. For example, a spell checker extension could be configured to use different sets of grammar rules, a clock extension could be configured to show twelve or twenty four hours, etc. Configuring the extension should be as easy as possible for the user. That is, a dialog should be used rather then some obscure configuration files which need to be edited. And, of course, this dialog should be easily accessible, that is, it needs to be found intuitively.Future extensions shall be able to integrate own options pages into the options dialog. An options page is similar to a dialog but is lacking the title bar and border so that it can be shown in a parent window, which is the option dialog. The options dialog can also be started from the Extension Manager, in which case it shows only the options pages of the selected extension. Joachim Lingner (JL) speclink framework
Link to in Extension Manager i78209 Link to Joachim Lingner (JL) speclink framework
testtool: new method to get slot execution status i76851   feature-info:
WaitSlot [ nTimeoutInMSec ] new constants to campare to WSTimeout WSFinished the command will return after nTimeoutInMSec or when the slot is finished. The returnvalue will be WSTimeout if the slot is not finished yet. It will be WSFinished if it is finished. The command refers to the last via testtool directly called slot. It does not recognize slots called via UI.
Extend AutoSum Capabilities in Calc i51564 Extend AutoSum Capabilities in Calc Calc's capabilities to sum up cell values automatically are extended. The cell range used for summation is specified by the user. All values in the marked area are summed up column- and/or rowwise and the result is inserted automatically as a sum formula. speclink sc
Language Guessing i73173 Automatic Language Guessing Component The following component allows to determine the langue of a (selected) text. This feature works without using wordbooks, so the language could be determined without having a special wordbook installed for that language. This feature was developed during a Google summer of code. Frank Loehmann (FL) speclink word processing

Integrated Child Workspaces

List of integrated child workspaces:


calc autosum selection handling


speed up the testtool (know when slot is finished instead of long waiting)
small fixes


Get Extensions link in Extension Manager


CWS for P1 bugfix of #i78343


New language guessing to be used in context menu for misspelled words.


Add Lithuanian spell checker and hyphenation patterns.


Support for GtkRecentManager and xdg-user-dirs.


Minor Mac OS X related issues, WaE fixes, SISSL removal from new file, easy pieces from aquavcl01 for merge.

Provides a powerpc 64bit uno bridge. 

ppc users are still recommended to use 32bit userspace applications for
generic 32bit/64bit performance reasons. But enables uno technology to be
deployed as native ppc64 if so required.

Only activated if the compiler in use on ppc uses 8 byte sized longs, so
impact on the normal ppc case.

More UCB fixes for OOo 2.3


fixes for WW8 export and RTF import defects


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