context menu to switch sheets
Due to popular demand within Red Hat calc now has a new right-click context menu on its bottom left scrollbar arrows to switch sheets.
min raggedness wrap
The tabs in our multirow “double-decker” tabdialogs now finally wrap prettily to balance as evenly as possible. Which especially avoids the occasional single orphan tab that spans the whole dialog.
GNOME3 app menu integration
Piggy backing on some of the Unity LibreOffice Application Menubar work and the existing support for the MacOSX equivalent. I finally got around to adding a GNOME3 application menu to LibreOffice
Converting LibreOffice dialogs to .ui format, 300 conversions milestone
We’ve now reached 300 dialogs and tabpages converted from LibreOffice’s classic fixed widget size and position .src format to the GtkBuilder .ui format.
So, by my earlier estimates this puts us at about the half-way conversion mark.
The How to conversion guide is still relevant, and help is always appreciated.
In terms of writer, the major dialogs which are not completely converted are the frame and “table of contents” ones which are only partially converted, while there’s no conversion of any of the hyperlink dialog pages yet. While the paragraph and character dialogs are now fully converted over.
WAS700 WASC700-INST key is PHILIPS123XYZ
My WAC700′s hard drive died a while ago, and my efforts to find a disk image I could use to clone a replacement didn’t pan out, leaving me with three useless WAS700 stations which I wanted to reuse as generic stations playing back from a software ps3mediaserver solution. But the blasted stations were configured to use some now long-dead wifi configuration I wasn’t using anymore and they need the station in order to be reconfigured to use a new wiki config.
This thread looked promising, but no success
On the other hand the source for the WAC700 is available from philips, so with a bit of digging it turns out the WEP key for the WAS700 ad-hoc installation mode network WASC700-INST is PHILIPS123XYZ and not Philips123ABC or PhilipsABC123
With the right key, then the WAC700 emulator works wonderfully to reconfigure the stations, and then they can easily find and playback from the ps3mediaserver via auxillary input->select server.
1. wget http://www.p4c.philips.com/files/w/wac700_05/wac700_05_osf_eng.tgz
2. tar xf wac700_05_osf_eng.tgz
3. strings src_release_r4258_6720_1.2.10_en/linux/work/has/appfs/resources/fpm_firmware/20060221_was5_code_IVT1.2.10_release.rom|grep PHILIPS
Converting LibreOffice dialogs to .ui format, 200 conversions milestone
We’ve now reached 200 dialogs and tabpages converted from LibreOffice’s classic fixed widget size and position .src format to the GtkBuilder .ui format. These are still our own widgets, we just reuse the file format and map the Gtk widgets to our own equivalents. I’ve now finally refreshed the original sample screen shots to reflect the current reality.
I estimate we require an additional 200 to 400 .ui files, unless a lot of the existing .src dialogs turn out to be orphaned dialog descriptions that are not in use. (This is unlikely)
The How to conversion guide is still relevant, and help is appreciated.
Additionally, there’s a short list of selected dialogs awaiting review for any HIG compliance issues or general layout improvements. We have a python script as ./bin/lint-ui.py (thanks leighman) to check for basic compliance with guidelines, but there’s room for improvement, e.g. checking that widgets have mnemonic widgets, etc.
Converting LibreOffice dialogs to .ui format, 150 conversions milestone
We’ve now reached 150 dialogs and tabpages converted from LibreOffice’s classic fixed widget size and position .src format to the GtkBuilder .ui editable by glade format. I’m getting pretty sick of dialogs by now, dialog fatigue setting in
opentype “locl” Localized Forms
Linux LibreOffice 4.1.0 will now support opentype localized forms. Here’s a screenshot of the Linux Libertine O font applied to the same text on each line. One line’s language set to Serbian, the other to Russian. The language of the text gets propagated down correctly to the underlying text layout engine to allow the correct localized Serbian forms to be rendered.
Converting LibreOffice dialogs to .ui format, 100 conversions milestone
We’ve now reached 100 dialogs and tabpages converted from LibreOffice’s classic fixed widget size and position .src format to the GtkBuilder .ui editable by glade format. I won’t repeat the full reasons for the conversion, but I’m particularly happy with the new accessibility support, both for the new containers and the .ui loaded.
The a11y stuff can now generally be describable in the .ui file rather than sporadic hard-coded calls here and there. And with the new mnemonic widget for label support, setting in the .ui explicitly what a label is a label for overrides the (eventually to be removed) ugly guessing short-cut code in vcl and sets the default a11y relationship between the label and labelee.
So setting mnemonic widgets in LibreOffice .ui files is now strongly indicated.
Here’s a hopefully helpful step-by-step tutorial for converting a simple dialog from .src to .ui
New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.
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