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impress save background image

Impress has a "Set Background Image" option in its slide context menu for a while. For 5.1 I've added a matching "Save Background Image" to save the current background image to file.

Syndicated 2015-09-30 16:32:00 (Updated 2015-09-30 16:32:32) from Caolán McNamara

crash testing and coverity, conference report

Slides for this morning's Crash Testing and Coverity numbers presentation. Summary, all ok, numbers ~0. If I'm analysing this right, then the highest quality is achieved at the height of the holiday season.

Syndicated 2015-09-25 09:04:00 (Updated 2015-09-25 09:04:38) from Caolán McNamara

vertical text columns preview

My small contribution to last night's LibreOffice conference hack-fest. In vertical text mode, the column view for pages now previews in the correct direction.

Syndicated 2015-09-25 08:57:00 (Updated 2015-09-25 08:57:05) from Caolán McNamara

guadec 2015 porting LibreOffice to gtk3 slides

Presented our porting LibreOffice to GTK3 presentation at GUADEC yesterday. Here, as hybrid pdf, are those slides with a rough guide to our architecture there and current wayland progress.

It was pointed out after the presentation (by jrb), that our gtk3-themed spinbuttons had the up and down buttons in +,- order instead of the correct -,+ order. So that's fixed now.

Syndicated 2015-08-09 13:14:00 (Updated 2015-08-09 13:14:11) from Caolán McNamara

9 Aug 2015 (updated 9 Aug 2015 at 14:08 UTC) »

crash testing, 80000 documents, 0 export failures, 0 import failures

The last LibreOffice crashtesting run reports our goal of 0 import/export crash/asserts. This is on a refreshed up to date 80000 docuent corpus from various bugzillas and other sources.

Earlier runs had been over a static collection of 76000 documents, hopefully now we have zeroed the dials we can refresh the corpus far more frequently, perhaps on every run, and actively trawl for crasher documents.

Syndicated 2015-08-09 09:57:00 (Updated 2015-08-09 13:14:56) from Caolán McNamara

RHEL 6.7 upgrades LibreOffice from to

The freshly announced RHEL 6.7 upgrades LibreOffice from to RHEL 7.2 will upgrade from to Fedora 23 will have 5.0.0 in it.

Syndicated 2015-07-23 09:37:00 (Updated 2015-07-23 09:37:50) from Caolán McNamara

LibreOffice on wayland

Hacked LibreOffice a bit more today towards wayland support via the gtk3 vclplug. Good news is that it launches, displays and you can interact with it mostly as expected.

Under F22 with a gnome-on-wayland session, GDK_BACKEND=wayland ./soffice.bin gives me...

Which is encouraging as this morning I had no window contents at all. Downside is that I can't resize the window and the menubar is displayed behind the title bar. Maybe a client side decoration issue.

Syndicated 2015-07-17 14:17:00 (Updated 2015-07-17 14:17:43) from Caolán McNamara

gtk auto-mnemonics support

Thanks to Simon Long over at raspberrypi, we now have auto-mnemonics support in LibreOffice under gtk3 and gtk2. So the underlines appear in dialogs when alt is pressed and disappear when released, while menus activated from the keyboard show underlines while those activated from the mouse don't. Gives a more native flavour to the UI. Only in 5.1 for the moment.

Syndicated 2015-07-10 08:16:00 (Updated 2015-07-10 08:16:59) from Caolán McNamara

crash testing, 1 export failure, 0 import failures

I graphed our crashtesting improvement on importing documents a while back, and mentioned that while import failures had improved dramatically that the export figures weren't as shiny. But there's been some great progress there too, especially with the work mstahl has been putting in, so today the crashtesting has reported effectively three consecrative 0 import failures and with the first drop to 1 reported export failure (an assert) so I present the graph of export failure progress

 And an updated import crashtesting graph.

This is on our corpus of 76000+ documents sucked down from various bugzillas and other sources.

Syndicated 2015-07-05 10:37:00 (Updated 2015-07-05 10:37:06) from Caolán McNamara

Equalize Width/Height

In LibreOffice 5.1 I've added an equalize width/height pair of adjustments to the "shapes" submenu when multiple objects are selected. Equalize Width and Equalize Height which adjusts the width/height of the selected objects to the width/height of the last selected object.

So if you need to adjust the shapes of a bunch of little images and shapes. Adjust one, then select the lot, selecting the reference one last, and use these to update the rest of the sizes.

Syndicated 2015-06-25 13:55:00 (Updated 2015-06-25 13:55:34) from Caolán McNamara

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