Minutes of the Design Hangout: 2016-01-29

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Minutes of the Design Hangout: 2016-01-29

* Present: Heiko, Stuart, Jay, Samuel, Kendy

* UI changes integrated since the last meeting:

    + Paste Special fix (Maxim)
    + Dropdown for conditional formatting (Maxim)
    + Better visibility of automatic page breaks (akki95)
    + Disable the line arrowheads when non-line object is selected (Rishabh)
    + Usage stats into the file in the user profile (Aybuke)
    + Menus to .xml in Starmath (Maxim)

* GSoC is close again

    + https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/GSoC/Ideas

    + we should file in the tasks that are completed from the design point of view
        + Table styles, Customization dialog, Sidebar, ...
        + design session stuff : table of contents dialog, symbol dialog, fill dialog
        + redesign template manager

    + Jay: add a Styles usability improvements section + list the various things to implement to GSoC-next ideas
        + Ahmed, Jay: Brainstorm about some nice / more styles for Calc
          [longer term - maybe better to add to the GSoC Styles task?]
        + Jay: Impress also needs more default object styles (only 2 are available)

* Add Illustration and Table caption fields into Insert

    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=97303

    + Goal is a consistent behavior of objects (Stuart, Heiko)
    + Frames around objects are not essential, but they do provide structure/content that should otherwise come from the object (Stuart)
    + Floating objects, like shapes and images, need a frame around (Jay)
    + Have a dev look into what can be fixed under the hood and see what is possible (Jay)

* Spam at blog

    + Commenting is possible at our blog only with manual verification
    + Spam leads to a massive amount of emails
    + Intermediate solution: Checking new comments not immediately (no email when someone post a comment)
    + Future solution: Asked Italo to add a spam preventing plugin (Bubli)
* An alternative print range selection algorithm (Jan-Marek)

    + http://listarchives.libreoffice.org/global/design/msg07516.html

    + Stuart found some issues and informed jmux ( https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=89708#c4 )
    + Not stable enough, at least on Windows
    + Quick test with 5.2 from last week: blank pages are shown whether tools settings are on or off (Heiko)  
* Draw problems (Stuart)

    + might be interesting to have a survey about what the users actually use Draw for (Toma┼ż)
        + Heiko will have a look / think this through
    + https://docs.google.com/document/d/1W6aIpZhQo7j33f8W3p_nXLAd6tamwjtUxZFx77jArcU/edit

    + Will prepare a draft about the request to participate on the blog, create the survey and share all on the mailing list to get more opinions (Heiko)

* LibreGraphics Meeting (LGM) soon

    + in London
    + would be good opportunity to meet other designers and the broader Libre graphics community (Inkscape, GIMP, DIA etc.)

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