This page describes and shows by example how to structure your idea in a Whiteboard page.
- What is a Whiteboard? A Whiteboard is a special wiki page that describes an idea and that, along with a discussion on the email@example.com mailing list, helps to formalize and develop design ideas and proposals before they are implemented.
- How should I work with Whiteboards?
- Every Whiteboard has an assigned owner who is ultimately responsible for it. The owner is usually the person who started the Whiteboard.
- If you are not the owner of a certain Whiteboard, only add to the Proposals section of a Whiteboard when the status Call for Proposals is active. After the Call for Proposals has ended, no more proposals are accepted and a tentative design is developed. If there is any other change you would like to make, contact the owner of the Whiteboard first.
- Do not use Whiteboards for discussion, for that purpose, use the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list. If you are not subscribed to this mailing list, use the page that you reach by clicking the Discussion link in the top left link bar (Talk:).
|Call for Proposals||Analysis of Proposals||Shaping Tentative Design||Implementation in Progress||Implemented|
|In Scope||Out of Scope|
- List here links to reported issues (along with their number and description) that relate to the Whiteboard, for instance:
- tdf#0 - The bug's description
- Terminology: The entirety of technical or otherwise special terms that need to be clear to all readers of the Whiteboard in question.
- Whiteboard: A wiki page for the purpose of developing a design idea into a full-blown specification.
- Persona: A persona is a fictional character whose life you want to improve with the proposed change.
- Joe: Joe, as a member of the design team, wants to improve the usability of the Templates and Extensions repository. He has never created a Whiteboard before, so he does not know much about wiki markup. He needs an easy-to-fill-out template.
- Michael: A member of the LibreOffice development team. He wants to find a design idea that he could work on, but doesn't want to read through every detail on a Whiteboard. He needs to be able to quickly browse through a Whiteboard.
- Monica: A new member of the LibreOffice design team. She wants to add her own proposal to an exsiting Whiteboard and needs a place to post it to.
This section is created after we've agreed on a single design based on the submitted proposals and are ironing out the details. It includes the spec and high-quality mockups.
Proposal by You
In this mode, the whiteboard can be read by anyone.
In this mode, the whiteboard can be edited in wiki markup by signed-in users.
Proposal by Monica
Here's the place for Monica's proposal.
|Space for Multiple Proposals||Yes||No|
|Readability||Too much text per category||Less text per category|
- List here links to screenshots/descriptions of competitive approaches or proposals from people outside the design team
- Gnome Whiteboards