LibreOffice FOSDEM 2015 Hackfest

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Hackfest 2015
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Dates February 2 - February 3, 2015
Location Betacowork Coworking,
Brussels, Belgium

The LibreOffice Hackfest will take place in the City of Brussels in Belgium⁠Wikipedia logo v3.svg on February 2nd & 3rd: right after FOSDEM. This event is generously made possible by Betacowork Coworking Brussels -- give them a shoutout if you can.


The venue is at Betacowork Coworking Brussels, 4 rue des Pères Blancs, 1040 Etterbeek. Betacowork is kindly sponsoring the venue.


  1. Michael Meeks
  2. Andras Timar
  3. Jan Holesovsky
  4. Miklos Vajna
  5. Markus Mohrhard
  6. Tor Lillqvist
  7. Jacobo Aragunde
  8. Cor Nouws
  9. Michael Stahl
  10. Eike Rathke
  11. Bubli
  12. Thorsten
  13. DavidO
  14. Robinson
  15. Andreas Mantke



The venue will be open to us from 9:30 until late.

Bug List

If you're attending the hackfest, add your name next to what you might like to work on and feel free to add bugs.

Bug Developer(s)
QR codes
Making progress on QR & other bar-code bits Michael Meeks
Header navigation Jacobo
Excessive duplicate accessible events Jacobo
Template manager
Collect & polish existing issues & ideas and where needed prepare some mockup Cor Nouws
Various UI/key board
See how far I can get with ideas for improving UI/key board use.. Cor Nouws
Change tracking sidebar
Enable the changes sidebar also in Calc, start implementing the ideas from the Design meeting. Kendy - Jan Holesovsky
TDF Bugzilla
Implementing old requests and new ideas. Robinson
Something else
Doing something Someone else

Ideas from the Crowd

  • Low-hanging fruit: Improve usability of PDF export of documents with comments. Recently Caolán implemented the possibility in Writer to print PDFs with comments inside the margin. However, this is limited to printing, because no one has touched the PDF export dialogue yet. Like printing, PDF exporting of documents with comments is a very common use case. Hence, this new feature is not available in the PDF export dialogue, although the feature itself is actually implemented. Caolán describes the (for users complicated) work-around in the related bug entry: To activate PDF export with comments, it is necessary to change the settings in Tools ▸ Options ▸ LibreOffice Writer ▸ Print. Unfortunately, there is currently no way to activate/deactivate it from the PDF export dialog itself! Please see tdf#77650 for details and a sample .ui file how it could look like. This feature is a low hanging fruit as it seems to involve mostly a small change in the UI.
  • Merge the two slideshow background folders in the template manager and maybe get rid of the less appealing templates: abstract red/green/yellow, Sunset, Traditional

Feel free to add some.

Discussion Topics

If you're attending, feel free to add to the list.

  • Things


See the FOSDEM page for relevant information; the punch line is that most people stay at the Hotel Astrid.


Please add here, what you did work on during the Hackfest: