|Rob Weir||Jul 13, 2011 3:00 pm|
|Roberto Salomon||Jul 13, 2011 3:55 pm|
|Ross Gardler||Jul 13, 2011 4:29 pm|
|Marcus (OOo)||Jul 13, 2011 4:47 pm|
|Simon Phipps||Jul 13, 2011 5:06 pm|
|Donald Harbison||Jul 13, 2011 6:43 pm|
|Carl Marcum||Jul 13, 2011 7:28 pm|
|Dave Fisher||Jul 13, 2011 7:31 pm|
|Yong Lin Ma||Jul 13, 2011 8:09 pm|
|Arthur Buijs||Jul 13, 2011 10:33 pm|
|Rob Weir||Jul 13, 2011 10:46 pm|
|Marcus (OOo)||Jul 13, 2011 11:37 pm|
|Rolf Eder||Jul 14, 2011 12:11 am|
|Graham Lauder||Jul 14, 2011 12:30 am|
|Ian Lynch||Jul 14, 2011 1:18 am|
|Malte Timmermann||Jul 14, 2011 2:54 am|
|Malte Timmermann||Jul 14, 2011 4:20 am|
|Eike Rathke||Jul 14, 2011 5:00 am|
|Eike Rathke||Jul 14, 2011 5:13 am|
|eric b||Jul 14, 2011 5:31 am|
|Donald Harbison||Jul 14, 2011 5:38 am|
|imacat||Jul 14, 2011 6:59 pm|
|Wolf Halton||Jul 14, 2011 7:27 pm|
|Rob Weir||Jul 18, 2011 4:53 pm|
|Rob Weir||Jul 18, 2011 7:07 pm|
|Andy Brown||Jul 18, 2011 7:19 pm|
|Steve Lee||Jul 19, 2011 8:45 am|
|Malte Timmermann||Jul 20, 2011 10:06 am|
|Jean Hollis Weber||Jul 22, 2011 12:06 pm|
|Jean Hollis Weber||Jul 22, 2011 12:23 pm|
|Rob Weir||Jul 22, 2011 12:34 pm|
|Subject:||Re: Symphony contribution|
|From:||Malte Timmermann (malt...@gmx.com)|
|Date:||Jul 20, 2011 10:06:17 am|
Cool - thanks for clarification! :)
On 19.07.2011 01:54, Rob Weir wrote:
On Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 7:20 AM, Malte Timmermann <malt...@gmx.com> wrote:
thanks for clarifications :)
Some questions below...
On 14.07.2011 05:09, Yong Lin Ma wrote:
... We are willing to contribute the whole Symphony to community. The code would be available to the community. (The C++ part of Symphony, also the counterpart of OO.o in Symphony).
Maybe I misinterpret "The C++ part", but does it mean you will contribute the changes that Symphony needs in the OOo code base, but not the Symphony "Application" itself?
From what I know, the Application and all UI (the "chrome") is written in Java, and just embeds the OOo applications. So not contributing the Java part would mean that the "praised UI" that Rob mentioned wouldn't be part of the contribution...
Sorry for the delay in responding. I've been traveling to and from Berlin for the recent ODF Plugfest. I am just starting to catch up with my email.
I'm attaching a screen shot of the Symphony UI that shows what parts we're contributing. As you can see, the Symphony UI has four areas of interest:
1) The outermost part, with the tabbed interface, is our customization of Eclipse, which we call "Expeditor"
2) Embedded in that we have a document editor window, which is our customized OOo
3) To the right of that is the properties panel. This is C++ code.
4) And to the right of that is the widget Panel, which is based on Eclipse.
A red rectangle is drawn around the part that we can contribute, in C++ and without dragging along Eclipse as a dependency. I think this is the key UI improvement. It is especially good on wide screen monitors, since it makes good use of the available horizontal space.
By far, we should focus on getting the first Apache OpenOffice release done.
3, A key performance improvement in Symphony is Async document loading for Writer and Presentation documents. User can see document content get displayed before the whole document content get loaded. It would be more difficult to integrate this into Apache OpenOffice than other features Symphony has
Isn't this a feature that's completely implemented in the OOo code base? My assumption would be that this has no dependencies on Symphony related code - but of course I am just guessing, as I don't see a reason why such dependency should exist.
Last but not least I would like to add that it will be a pleasure for me to continue working with your team on OOo! :)
Best regards, Malte.