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680 m41 Snapshot

Release Notes

these notes contains changes between 680_m38 and  680_m41.
this release will install as OpenOffice.org 680, it comes with ugly hacked splash screen to make clear, that this is an iterims build between 1.1 and 2.0.
for snapshot builds there will be no extra source tar balls created, sources can be received from cvs by tag SRC680_m41.

For our Solaris build a new base line is required. It is now expect to have Solaris 8 with the following patches applied:
The new baseline is required because of the change of the Compiler used for the builds.

known problems

i25609  P2 Web page autopilot functionality is broken
???         P2 Library sizes of Applications are increased
i29881  P2 startup time increased

What's new ?

- if you miss some features in the list or the list is empty, it is possible that the feature-announcement is missing.
- or the issue wasn't added to a CWS, have a look at the issue in EIS.


Feature title TaskId Spec. abstract Spec. link Component
Alphabetical Index change
karl.hong@sun.com
i25323 feature-info:
I have moved previous hard-coded index information from indexentrysupplier to localedata, create a new section LC_INDEX in localedata xml files. It includes 3 parts, index key, script type and page words. Index key defines a letter list for an index algorithm, like A, B, C...X, Y, Z for English Alphanumeric. It is possible to define more than one algorithm for a language, like we define 'pinyin', 'stroke' and 'radical' fro Simplified Chinese. If the letter list is blank, the individual UNO service for the algorithm should be provided. Script type defines Unicode range for the language, it is Unicode defined script type, like 0 for basic latin, 10 for hebrew, for example, we need 0 (basic latin) and 1 (Latin 1 Supplement) to cover German. See offapi/com/sun/star/i18n/UnicodeScript.idl for the list of script type. Page words contain two words, like p. and pp. for English, f. and ff. for German. The words are used in the option 'Combine indentical entries with p or pp'.
speclink
not set
api
Naming of property in form property browser changed
ocke.janssen@sun.com

feature-info:
Hi *, the text "Delete data" changed to "Allow deletions" on the data page in the form properties browser. Best regards, Ocke
speclink
not set
dba
form text fields: New property "Text lines end with"
frank.schoenheit@sun.com
i13497 When processing multi line text on a computer, there have always been two major approaches how to indicate a line break in a text, represented by a character string: so called "Unix style" line-ends and "DOS style" line-ends. Depending on which approach is used for a particular data set, applications working with this data need to take different measures to properly deal with the text. Database Access is also affected by this: When storing multi line text in a database table (field), there is no general definition which of the two approaches is to be used, instead, the approach is chosen by the designer of the database, and/or the designer of the applications working with this database. To allow the user the most flexibility in designing her database, and to improve OpenOffice.org's capabilities to interoperate with databases which follow any of the two approaches, the multi line text field in OpenOffice.org database forms will be extended with a setting how it should treat the input the user made – in a Unix-like or in a DOS-like way. speclink dba
"Filter" and "Sort" do not add criterion based on current field anymore
frank.schoenheit@sun.com
i14491 feature-info:
When opening the "Filter" or "Sort" dialog from within either the data source browser or a database form, these dialogs now will *not* append a new filter resp. sort criterion according to the currently focussed control/column. As it turned out that this behavior was more a usability glitch than a feature (since it suggested the user a filter/order which in real was not present), it was removed in the course of fixing issue 14491.
speclink
not set
dba
table data view: memo fields automatically displayed with a multi-line-capable text column
frank.schoenheit@sun.com
i14649 When processing multi line text on a computer, there have always been two major approaches how to indicate a line break in a text, represented by a character string: so called "Unix style" line-ends and "DOS style" line-ends. Depending on which approach is used for a particular data set, applications working with this data need to take different measures to properly deal with the text. Database Access is also affected by this: When storing multi line text in a database table (field), there is no general definition which of the two approaches is to be used, instead, the approach is chosen by the designer of the database, and/or the designer of the applications working with this database. To allow the user the most flexibility in designing her database, and to improve OpenOffice.org's capabilities to interoperate with databases which follow any of the two approaches, the multi line text field in OpenOffice.org database forms will be extended with a setting how it should treat the input the user made – in a Unix-like or in a DOS-like way. speclink dba
text columns in table controls now able to display/edit multi line text
frank.schoenheit@sun.com
i14649 When processing multi line text on a computer, there have always been two major approaches how to indicate a line break in a text, represented by a character string: so called "Unix style" line-ends and "DOS style" line-ends. Depending on which approach is used for a particular data set, applications working with this data need to take different measures to properly deal with the text. Database Access is also affected by this: When storing multi line text in a database table (field), there is no general definition which of the two approaches is to be used, instead, the approach is chosen by the designer of the database, and/or the designer of the applications working with this database. To allow the user the most flexibility in designing her database, and to improve OpenOffice.org's capabilities to interoperate with databases which follow any of the two approaches, the multi line text field in OpenOffice.org database forms will be extended with a setting how it should treat the input the user made – in a Unix-like or in a DOS-like way. speclink dba
"Character set" property renamed to "Font"
frank.schoenheit@sun.com
i26592 feature-info:
The "Character set" property for form controls has been renamed to "Font" for linguistic consistency. In german, the text changed from "Zeichensatz" to "Schrift". See issue 26592 (http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=26592) for details.
speclink
not set
dba
"Data Input" changed to "Data Entry" in UNDO string
frank.schoenheit@sun.com
i27469 feature-info:
as suggested after a linguistic review, the string "Undo: Data Input" (which is the tooltip of the "Undo" button in the data source browser) has been changed to "Undo: Data Entry". See issue 27469 (http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=27469) for details.
speclink
not set
dba
native widget framework
stephan.schaefer@sun.com
i25130
speclink gsl
Excel import/export of Scrollbars and Spinbuttons
daniel.rentz@sun.com
i27879 feature-info:
Import and export of spin buttons and scroll bars has been added to the Excel filters. 1) *** Import of old fashioned MS Office 95 controls *** 1a) Spin buttons: - imported: current value, minimum, maximum, step increment, cell link - Excel does not support: colors (system default only), orientation (always vertical), disabled state, repeat delay time. - Calc does not support: flat 2D style 1b) Scroll bars: - imported: current value, minimum, maximum, step imcrement, page increment, orientation (horizontal/vertical, not changable in Excel UI, but possible to set in Excel file format, and correctly shown by Excel and Calc then), cell link - Excel does not support: colors (system default only), disabled state, repeat delay time - Calc does not support: flat 2D style 2) *** Import of new MS Office 97 OLE controls *** 2a) Spin buttons: - imported: current value, minimum, maximum, step increment, cell link, fill color, symbol color, orientation, disabled state, repeat delay time - Calc does not support: flat 2D style 2b) Scroll bars: - imported: current value, minimum, maximum, step imcrement, page increment, orientation (horizontal/vertical), cell link, fill color, symbol color, disabled state, repeat delay time - Calc does not support: flat 2D style 3) *** Export *** All controls are exported as old fashioned MS Office 95 controls. 3a) Spin buttons: - exported: current value, minimum, maximum, step increment, cell link - Excel does not support: colors (system default only), orientation (always vertical), disabled state, repeat delay time. 3b) Scroll bars: - exported: current value, minimum, maximum, step imcrement, page increment, orientation (horizontal/vertical), cell link - Excel does not support: colors (system default only), disabled state, repeat delay time
speclink
not set
sc
Transparent Use of Office UNO Components from C++
thomas.benisch@sun.com

no abstract found speclink udk
Automatic Java Configuration, Java Options Panel
joachim.lingner@sun.com
i20052 A new panel in the options dialog will be introduced allowing to determine what Java shall be used by OpenOffice.org. A set off additional arguments which are passed to the selected Java VM during its creation can be specified by the user. speclink udk
Automatic frame width
frank.meies@sun.com
i20202 Automatically resize text frames width dependent on containing text width. speclink word processing
Tables in tables
frank.meies@sun.com
i25676 The Writer doesn't allow to insert a table into a table cell. We want to enable this functionality. speclink word processing
Word import/export of Scrollbars and Spinbuttons
daniel.rentz@sun.com
i27879 feature-info:
Import and export of spin buttons and scroll bars has been added to the Word filters. 1) Spin buttons: - imported/exported: current value, minimum, maximum, step increment, fill color, symbol color, orientation, disabled state, repeat delay time - Writer does not support: flat 2D style 2) Scroll bars: - imported/exported: current value, minimum, maximum, step imcrement, page increment, orientation (horizontal/vertical), fill color, symbol color, disabled state, repeat delay time - Writer does not support: flat 2D style
speclink
not set
word processing


Features and Enhancements

ID Comp Summary
24380 Database Create a column descriptor control for the table wizard
18734 Drawing PCD particle MMP 06 - Context menu handling in Draw/Impress
20052 framewor Q-PCD Allow installation or modification of JRE via Tools/Op
20193 framewor Q-PCD MSInteroperability-19
20330 framewor Q-PCD EaseOfUse-MMP-06 context for context menus
21150 framewor Q-PCD Programmability-4: UNO ease of Use
26923 framewor Implement Script Organizer specification
28384 framewor Implement Macro Selector specification
28812 framewor Alphabetical listing of Scripts needed, also need to be able
20304 framewor Q-PCD Programmability: Live Deployment and GUI
19974 framewor Q-PCD Programmability-8 (OOoBean) (OOo 1.1.1 parts)
20365 gsl Q-PCD GnomeIntegration-CP-08: Gnome IME integration
20366 gsl Q-PCD GnomeIntegration-CP-09: Gnome hotkeys, accelerators
27525 gsl rsc - generate liists of used images
23601 gsl file aliases in font.dir files and font.alias files are also
20355 Installa Q-PCD GnomeIntegration-5: Start Menu Integration
20356 Installa Q-PCD GnomeIntegration-7: Mime-type registration for OpenOff
20379 Installa Q-PCD ConfigAdminDeploy-50: system wide mime type settings
25326 Installa Remove or substitute todays setup functionality
18735 Spreadsh PCD particle MMP 06 - Context menu handling in Calc
27879 Spreadsh Excel/Word import/export of scrollbars and spinbuttons
27499 ucb openFileWrite for vnd.sun.star.tdoc throws UnsupportedDataS
21237 Word pro Q-PCD MSInteroperability-16
25679 Word pro Writer core implementation of 'Tables in tables'
25689 Word pro xml import/export and API for 'Tables in tables'
18686 Word pro PCD particle MMP 06 - Context menu handling in Writer
9046 Word pro Automatic frame width - Not show page numbering when documen
27202 Word pro Automatic frame width - ui
27203 Word pro Automatic frame width - api / xml im/export
27204 Word pro Automatic frame width - word im/export
27205 Word pro Automatic frame width - layout
27615 Word pro Place cursor in front of label
7983 Word pro Undo does not know about page format changes


Fixed Issues

List of fixed issues in IssueZilla (unfortunatly some issues are still tracked by Sun internal Bug Tracking system :(, but this will change soon :) )

ID Comp Summary
16341 api OOBasic module can not be empty
18954 api Service DocumentInfo documentation error.
26971 api repeated open of a bean in the same frame crashes OOo
27607 api API: ucb.DynamicResultSet
27888 api LIB: rtl_Bootstrap::getFrom
18834 api UDK: no documentation on what exports XUserInputInterception
19890 api Example won't work in "Setting the Chart Type"
25558 api API: i18n.IndexEntrySupplier::XExtendedIndexEntrySupplier::l
25350 api UAA: AccessibleTreeListBoxEntries should not be transient.
26237 api Incorrect RDB file location, 4.6 C++ Component
18677 api Color type in UNO API
18941 api MediaDescriptor.OutputStream missing
15547 Database DataSource,RightClick, Edit Table, Fields always sorted alph
26503 Database memory corruption when traveling the bugdoc MySQL table (ODB
28903 Database cannot update boolean form fields for certain forms
23533 Database Field in form displays wrong data
15027 Database too much error messages when copying table rows fails
15851 Database field format coding not working in flat-import from text fil
24852 document IDL: i18n.XBreakIterator.idl
2432 Drawing Worried about gsl_getSystemTextEncoding in wmf code
21926 Drawing WW8: Escher wmf cannot be decompressed
19674 Drawing PDF export produces weird looking PDFs
29238 framewor CommandLineTools contains obsolete reference to XMLParserFac
24860 framewor XMLFilterDialogComponent::queryAggregation fails
27380 framewor reload of documents leaves stale tdoc:references
28888 framewor script assigned to event "Start Application" (application) n
29169 framewor Unable to rename new library / name only updated internally
29180 framewor Nodes not displayed correctly when new library created.
29204 framewor Many css.ucb.NameclashException's during startup
29627 framewor Segmentation fault at exit
29656 framewor wizards needs complexlib
21904 gsl starting OOoBean twice => crash in Window:ImplGrabFocus
23684 gsl No Pair Kerning using Postscript Type 1 Fonts
28023 gsl PPD files with multiple extensions not recognized
29781 gsl gtk plugin chosen on systems without recent libgtk
24286 gsl Various TrueType fonts cause segfaults in Linux
26147 gsl PostScript PageSetup should not change the PostScript conten
22149 gsl Alpha blending support
27070 gsl Imbedded graphics crashes Writer while printing
27914 gsl rsc.exe doesn't evaluate @file correctly
26424 gsl PDF export with particular fonts makes wrong PDF
26547 gsl Printer Test page issues
29760 Installa setup -deinstall doesn't work
27711 l10n Hungarian breakiterator patch
27962 l10n Bad format of Slovak dates
29762 porting regression: reset of crash reporter proxy presets
29347 porting Enable RTTI
28761 porting Linux compile with newer glibc's
29286 porting FreeBSD porting: deliver.pl needs strip command
22052 sdk table of formats in "Table Auto Formats" has too many entrie
27128 sdk SDK is using the Java in PATH instead of the selected one
26500 Spreadsh Not safe to delete a void *
27978 Spreadsh Assertion when loading MSO 2003 VBA project
27379 Spreadsh insert->external data loops on specific URL
19526 Spreadsh Typo in German version
27658 Spreadsh the math-function KGV_ADD has corrupt description
25430 Spreadsh debug portability dump issue
27613 tools tg_ext.mk cannot handle BUILD_ACTIONS containing logical ope
29326 tools SRC680_m39: basegfx needs tools
27746 tools disable java issue ...
27500 ucb XSimpleFileAccess2 writeFile method does not overwrite file
29320 ucb Creating a new stream in doct using XSimpleFileAccess2 fails
29251 udk Do not install CLI - UNO bridge
29443 udk move com.sun.star.lib.loader classes from javaunohelper to o
18989 udk The LBound and UBound functions fail with empty arrays from
27063 ui SegFault when closing the office after the options dialog ha
441 utilitie UNIX Signal Handling doesn't work
25323 Word pro Sort (Scandinavian): Wrong alphabetic order... in Writer
26532 Word pro Tables in tables: Wrong assignment of table names via UI
26609 Word pro Multiselection of table cells and "InsertTable"
26620 Word pro Cursor travelling with tables in tables
26621 Word pro Tables in tables and manual breaks
26629 Word pro same table names with tables in tables
27610 Word pro Numbering wrong in MS Word imported document
10737 Word pro Cropping EPS files does not work
25342 Word pro Envelope in landscape mode prints in portrait mode


Integrated Child Workspaces

List of integrated child workspaces:
  new cvs modules modules

Unconfirmed issues reported on m34,m36, m38

ID Pri Owner Reporter Comp Vers Summary
28167 P3 msc mjneedles Database 680m34 Improper representation of Smallint(3) field
29045 P4 bh bigserpent Formula 680m36 asterisk * as superscript from MathType is not understood
29525 P3 mru bigserpent Formula 680m38 Big symbols (integral, sum) display shifted
26393 P3 bh aparan framewor 680m34 Pressing Esc to Cancel / Close any of the Dialog
29007 P3 bh lcn framewor 680m36 Format/Ruby only for Asian languages ?
29008 P3 us lcn framewor 680m36 Format/Ruby window is complete ?
29009 P3 bh lcn framewor 680m36 Ruby format in HTML editor
28327 P3 pl davidvo gsl 680m34 PDF Generation Failure for Word document with mathematical f
29209 P5 us jrh Installa 680m36 Installation Issues for 680_m3* on Linux
29718 P2 of thomaszillinger Installa 680m38 Does not detect correct available diskspace
28996 P3 cl andy_dd Presenta 680m36 memory leak in batch document conversion
29094 P3 cgu arielt Presenta 680m36 Page blink with motion on top of background
29120 P4 cl arielt Presenta 680m36 Presentation loads slides and remains stuck for some seconds
29371 P3 bh oharboe Presenta 680m38 Render preview asynchronously
29462 P3 bh oharboe Presenta 680m38 ctrl and shift select in Slides view does not work as expect
29557 P3 bh oharboe Presenta 680m38 Add capability to edit slides directly in Slides view
29562 P3 cgu oharboe Presenta 680m38 Scrolling up and down in the slides view flashes on secondar
28825 P3 spreadsheet bigserpent Spreadsh 680m34 copying data from imput line modifies the document
29506 P3 fst marcdver Spreadsh 680m38 Sort Doesn't Use Header Line
29935 P4 spreadsheet kasey Spreadsh 680m38 Undoing unformatted text pasting selects the wrong range.
28481 P3 bh aaronforjesus ui 680m34 Dockable Dialog Boxes
28772 P3 sba r6144 ui 680m34 The setting of Options/View/Scale isn't saved
28785 P3 bh lcn ui 680m34 Options/Language settings ; UI needs to be improved
28771 P3 sba r6144 ui 680m36 Menu customization doesn't work
29758 P3 sba helmerj ui 680m38 changing the UI font doesn't work
27906 P3 hi tcsoftwareguy Word pro 680m34 Opening Help from Writer, causes an error & blank dialog
28593 P3 jsk gemal Word pro 680m34 Error loading BASIC of document
28624 P3 bh aparan Word pro 680m34 Ctrl + arrow keys for moving objects by small values
29889 P3 mru marcdver Word pro 680m38 Complex RTFs Not rendered properly
29909 P2 mru kasey Word pro 680m38 MS Word Import: 680m38 crashing doc file
29923 P2 mru kasey Word pro 680m38 MS Word Import: 680m38 freezing doc file






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