ODF Document Themes

Jaroslaw Staniek staniek at kde.org
Mon Apr 6 21:56:46 BST 2015

On 6 April 2015 at 22:28, Jay Philips <philipz85 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Jaroslaw,
> Thank you for the quick reply. Mirek has brought up the topic of themes
> a number of times and most recently brought it up in the following bug
> report.
> https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=90048
> Tomaz has stated in the bug report that he is interested in proceeding
> with implementing themes into LO and it would be good for us to
> collaborate on such efforts.
> I personally have been trying to pursue implementing something like
> MSO's quick styles (style sets) into LO through the following bug report.
> https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=86039

Thanks for the update, Jay, this very discussion is a news to me,
I agree the task isn't small. And having the feature implemented over
a proprietary specs (in LO only for example) may be somewhat against
the principles of the ODF proponents.

Given my current priorities, at most I am open for a light review of
specs if they appear, that's all I can offer "from my pocket".
Let's keep in mind that in non-classic apps/components such as Kexi
Reports or in Forms, we would end up with ODF-like solutions as there
are different concepts in use, e.g. no direct use of office:styles.

For the end-user similarities between themes in many apps  would be
beneficial anyway and that is something exciting to follow.

(CC'd calligra-devel)

> On 04/06/2015 11:22 PM, Jaroslaw Staniek wrote:
>> On 6 April 2015 at 01:07, Jay Philips <philipz85 at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hello Jarosław Staniek,
>>> I volunteer with libreoffice design team and was pointed to your article
>>> "Fruits of CSS2: Shared Themes" <
>>> https://blogs.kde.org/2011/12/14/fruits-css2-shared-themes > and
>>> wondered if you were able to achieve any of the things that you
>>> mentioned in it.
>> Hello Jay, thanks for contacting me, I was following your
>> contributions to LO. Would you be able
>> to share more context of your interest in the area of Themes?
>> I have not succeed in reaching any parties that develop LO in order to
>> co-develop the format or implementation. Partly because your question
>> is the first one in this direction. There are no working groups for
>> that if I remember correctly.
>> As for any full time activities, I believe that a working group
>> devoted to the format should be sponsored.
>> It would be most rewarding if implementation is shared but also
>> sharing concepts and some format would mean a lot.
>> I am sorry if you meant implementation and not specification.

regards, Jaroslaw Staniek

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