Friday, 28 March 2014

700 conversion target reached

Pushed through the 700 widget conversion barrier this week. The FindDialogs wiki page has helped quite a bit. There remains quite a few blanks in there though, so help still needed to identify the route to launch those unknown dialogs and tabpages via the UI.

Of the newly identified ones I'm a little amused by RID_OFAPAGE_SMARTTAG_OPTIONS which (we think) can only be seen when a smart tags extension is installed. Is there a known working extension out there that enables this to be shown when installed ?

Trivia titbit: we have converted eight different passwords dialogs. And there remains one unconverted one whose route to being launched is currently unknown

Current conversion stats are:
706 .ui files currently exist
There are 67 unconverted dialogs
There are 68 unconverted tabpages
An estimated additional 135 .ui are required
We are 83% of the way through.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014


I'm finding it a fairly slow process to find the last 175 dialogs/tabpages in the LibreOffice UI. I have the full list of identifiers, and it's generally not a difficult process to find how to activate any individual dialog from the UI but in the aggregate it takes time and breaks the development flow if I have to stop/start to find the next one to convert.

So, you can help :-) This FindDialogs wiki page contains the list of identifiers and some hints as to how to find them in the source and in the help documentation. That's generally sufficient to determine what dialog they describe and how to launch it.

Filling out those remaining blank "how to activate" entries will speed up the conversion process.