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Meeting Minutes

OpenOffice.org

Weekly Meeting common User Interface (CUI)

Date

September 19th 2002

Time

10:00h, MEST

Location

Cupertino, eham-02

Attendees

+ Hans-Peter Burow (PB)
+ Christian Jansen (CJ)
+ Matthias Müller-Prove (MMP)
+ Frank Schönheit (FS)
+ Oliver Specht (OS)
- Gunnar Timm (GT)
+ Christian Lippka (CL)
+ Daniel Rentz (DR)

Minute Taker

MMP (next: GT, OS, DR, CJ, CL, FS, PB, MMP)

Distribution List

http://ui.openoffice.org/protocols

Table of Contents

  1. Action Items

  2. Roundtable

1 Action Items

Item

Responsible

Status

previous items

Investigate Tools/Options layout

CJ

in progress (1.1)

Collect occurrences of "do not show this again" dialogs

all -> FS

in progress (1.2)

Look for guidelines regarding "do not show this again" dialogs

CJ

done (1.3)

new items

Save Cursor Position in Writer Document

CJ

new (2.2)

1.1 Investigate Tools/Options layout

The left navigation pane of the tools/options dialog is too narrow to display all topics for all languages properly. CJ is going to look for a better width value.

1.2 Collect occurrences of "do not show this again" dialogs

We (nearly) all collected the occurrences of "do not show this again" dialogs. Now Frank will make a summary of it and will publish this collection to OpenOffice.org.

1.3 Look for guidelines regarding "do not show this again" dialogs

According to the KDE guidelines, a button "Show all messages again" should be used in the options panel.

http://developer.kde.org/documentation/standards/kde/style/dialogs/simple.html

However, this does not apply to StarOffice 6.x

2 Roundtable

2.1 Jump to Text Cursor Position

CJ and FL are analyzing the current behavior when and how SO/OO.o scrolls the view to the cursor position. Sometimes this causes an annoying effect, e.g. on saving a document the window scrolls back to the text cursor.

2.2 Save Cursor Position in Writer Document

Some user like that SO/OO.o Writer opens documents at the position, where the document was last saved. Some other users dislike this feature. Esp. on distributing SO/OO.o documents to other users this is an unintended quality.

Action Item for CJ: Summarize the pros and cons and propose an UI spec for this topic.

2.3 Last Document Close Behavior

MMP is working on a new definition for the behavior "What should happen if the user closed the last document in SO/OO.o?" Proposal will be posted to OO.o' Web site, soon.

2.4 oeone

CJ suggests to take a look at http://www.oeone.com/

They have done a desktop with Linux/Mozilla/XUL technology.

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