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    Jul 10, 2015; 3:39am Jan Holesovsky-4
    Minutes of the Design Hangout: 2015-07-08
    * Present: Heiko, Jay, Marek, Matthias, Kendy, Rishabh, Steve, Stuart
    * UI changes integrated the last week:
        + Breeze updates (Andreas)
        + .ui dialogs improvements (Adolfo)
        + Improvements in thumbnailing (Maxim)
        + Fix selecting location in Properties dialog (Szymon)
        + Sifr updates (Matthias)
        + Tango updates (Adolfo)
        + Redraw the last used color after theme change (Maxim)
        + Make "printer was modified" status persistent (Bubli)
        + Fix search in Expert Configuration dialog (Mihály)
        + Rework start center accelerators (Stuart)
        + Don't attempt to show commontaskbar in Draw (Maxim)
    * LibreOffice Conference
        + September 23-25, 2015, Aarhus, Denmark
        + would be great to have you all there :-) - please submit a paper!
    * Icon Updates / Issues (Jay)
        + Tango (Alex/Adolfo/Jay)
            + Latest status of updates available here (Jay)
        + Sifr (Papamatti/Jay)
            + Latest status of updates available here (Jay)
            + Papamatti has pushed new icons (Jay)
        + Breeze (Andreas/Jay)
            + Latest status of updates available here (Jay)
            + Andreas has pushed some changes (Jay)
        + Extra-Large (32x32) Icons for large resolutions
            + Status -
    * Templates Competition (Jay)
        + Wiki page setup

        + 7 templates submitted so far
            + went through the templates & rated them
            + added notes & recommendations, Jay will follow-up with the authors
    * GSoC (Rishabh)
        + going fine (was facing some problesm, but fine now)
        + finished the slide background section
        + improving the selection analyzer for Writer
    * LibreOffice 5.0 splash + start center + about box new theme (Kendy)
        + polishing is ongoing in the Visual Identity group
        + implementation of the new colors for the start center done (Kendy)
    * UI Guidelines (Heiko)
        + context menus
            + questions about limitations of the amount of items - seems like a misunderstanding
        + sidebar
            + concerns about the fixed size (non-resizability)
            + position of tabs (at the top) - does not work when closed
        + dialogs (Heiko)
            + no good guideline for sidebar vs. tabs in the dialogs (what is better when)
            + navigation in the sidebar - is that too much efort though?
            + do the users in fact want changes there?
                + like, the text properties now have 9 tabs!
                + seems people like redesigns in general
            + should icons be used?
            + resizability
                + if well designed, no need to resize vs. resize gives freedom to the user
            + not much interested in redesign it seems though
                + let's not change without user's complains
    * Sidebar constrained by content and resizable (Heiko/Jay/Stuart)
        + concerned that we contstrain the sidebar in the HIG too much (Stuart)
            + when it is too much in the development
            + and before its purpose is settled down
            + like: codifying if it should have fixed size or resizable is a bit premature (Stuart)
        + example: navigator or gallery are more dialogs (Stuart)
            + navigator is actually a floating windows (Jay)
        + sidebar - actually a hybrid between a toolbar and dialog (Stuart)
        + some consistency issue, but overall sidebar fairly consistent UI as is
          and how it continues to develop (Stuart)
            + becomes flexible & rich (Stuart)
        + there were additional ideas (like the accordion) (Heiko)
        + eg. page size is not necessary in the Sidebar (Heiko)
            + a cut needs to be found (Heiko)
            + sidebar should provide access to the most used features (Heiko)
        + discussion will continue at a future meeting (Jay)
    * Next Friday's design session (Jay)
        + Friday session this week
            + not happening this week as heiko's busy
            + 1:00pm CEST / 11:00 UTC
        + List of possible future topics
            + Steve wants the sidebar "configuration menu" icon gone: "it's useless confusing, thus user unfriendly,
              creates frustration and clutters the UI."
    * Easy hacks for Marek (Jay)
        + spell dialog auto-closing -
            + fix committed to master for writer and impress/draw (excluding calc) (Marek)
        + 'Go to Page' dialog -
            + will attempt to work on this (Marek)