#13 Make configuration dialog "native"

2.2
wont-fix
nobody
5
2013-12-28
2010-03-18
No

It would be better if LT used option dialog inside OOo rather than custom Swing ui which looks inconsistent with surrounding UI and desktop environment (at least on Linux).

From OOo website: "Extensions can add options pages to OpenOffice.org's options dialog. They should not create their own menu or menu entries for the sole purpose of configuring the extension. This is what the options dialog is for." (http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/DevGuide/Extensions/Options_Dialog)

Discussion

  • Well, the options dialogs in OOo are so limited, that we couldn't have a collapsible tree with options, as there is no way to implement it (I asked about it). In other words, options dialogs are useless to us. We have a project of changing the configuration dialog, and Swing UI is not what we particularly love. I was thinking of using a web browser to make it easier.

     
  • OMG, web browser isn't thing I'd like to use to configure LT :)
    I only would like to see LT more integrated (as analogeous features integrated in MS Office)

     
  • Well, in OOo native version the dialog could be very long (1000 rules to scroll, for example). The native UI controls are really, really limited, and I really don't want to waste my time on learning the UI widgets that will be probably soon outdated. The web browser could be used in many scenarios, including other apps using LanguageTool. However, if you feel you want to design a native options dialog, go ahead, it would be a welcome addition.

     
  • Daniel Naber
    Daniel Naber
    2013-12-28

    • status: open --> wont-fix
    • Group: --> 2.2
     
  • Daniel Naber
    Daniel Naber
    2013-12-28

    I'm closing this issue, it's three years old and it doesn't look like this might be fixed anytime soon.