[odf-discuss] ODF Viewer Update: Beta 1 released.
daniel.carrera at zmsl.com
Fri Dec 15 13:51:19 EST 2006
Oh, and lastly, a big big thank you to everyone who made this viewer
* Roman Fordinal
* Eugene Prigorodov
* Alex Hudson
* Your humble servant :)
* And our sponsor who made it possible to contract a great team of
developers to work on this very important project.
On Fri, 2006-15-12 at 18:46 +0000, Daniel Carrera wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> The long-awaited update to the Fellowship's OpenDocument viewer is now
> ready for your downloading pleasure. I am pleased to announce the
> release of the first beta release of the viewer. A quick summary:
> * Summary:
> The viewer is looking great. It is perfectly usable for general users.
> It feels fairly polished and complete but with just a simple UI. Users
> and developers should find it useful as it is. Download from:
> * Format support.
> Thanks to the fantastic work of Roman Fordinal and Eugene Prigorodov,
> the viewer now supports OpenDocument presentations and spreadsheets.
> While work on these formats is on-going, I think you will be pleased
> with the current status.
> Spreadsheets: Support is solid. Almost everything should work except:
> shadows, vertical text, DataPilot tables and default column cell styles.
> Presentations: Support is solid BUT there is a bug in OOo which makes
> it save the wrong background colour on slides. *We* implement the
> feature correctly, OOo doesn't. We've filed a bug report:
> Please vote for this bug.
> If it looks like OOo won't fix this bug soon, we can add a simple
> patch to make the viewer deal with the OOo bug, but we want to avoid
> that if possible.
> * Viewer UI:
> Thanks to the work of Alex Hudson and a few minor bits from your
> humble servant the viewer now has a more polished feel. It includes a
> proper search function, document properties, print preview and text size
> scaling. One feature that developers will love is "view ODF source".
> * Plan for 1.0:
> Format support is on-going. As for the UI, we are not yet at a UI
> freeze, but we will not implement new major features before the 1.0
> release. There's much bug-fixing to do, and we'd like to add a "save a
> copy" feature.
> I really hope to figure out how to make the 'About' function appear in
> the conventional place for Mac applications, but I've had no luck so
> far. This may be a problem without a solution.
> * When will 1.0 be ready?
> Sadly, not this year. There is enough work to do that I believe we
> should have at least one more beta and maybe two before the first
> Release Candidate.
> * Postponed features:
> Sadly, tabbed browsing will _not_ feature in the first major release.
> It's not that it can't be done. It's just that we're busy working on
> things that are more important. Ditto for supporting "track changes".
> In a future release we could also trim down xulrunner to reduce the
> download size. But we will not do that for this release.
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