LibreOffice 5.3 introduced new links to online documentation in the Help menu. Olivier Hallot reports a 10x increase in web traffic to the online docs since then.
We could try something similar for donations. This could be a "Donate" or "Support LibreOffice" menu item, or a "Donate" button in the About dialog box or start center.
Steps to Reproduce:
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_9_5) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/56.0.2924.87 Safari/537.36
For the Help menu: IMO this feels like "too much in need" (not to use another word with ..eed ;) )
In the About dialog: fine for me.
(I think to have seen it in other free software too in a similar place.)
Agree with Cor, please not a button on the Help menu.
A button added to the About dialog would be less obnoxious.
Donate was suggested before in bug 96015 and no one disagreed on having an extra menu item. So please do it, Olivier.
Fwiw, we need a quick and easy way to disable and suppress the entry altogether and not have it visible at all, for example using a configuration entry. This because in some environments a software may not be allowed to have a donation button/menu entry.
(In reply to Eike Rathke from comment #5)
> Fwiw, we need a quick and easy way to disable and suppress the entry
> altogether and not have it visible at all, for example using a configuration
> entry. This because in some environments a software may not be allowed to
> have a donation button/menu entry.
I have asked legal@tdf on the subject.
I'll appreciate to have a code pointer to wrap the menu entry in a configuration entry.
(In reply to Olivier Hallot from comment #6)
> I have asked legal@tdf on the subject.
I have the clearance filed in legal@tdf. The patch can be committed
Olivier committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
tdf#105831 Add Donate entry on Help menu
It will be available in 6.0.0.
The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:
Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.
The legal aspect is one, but a company who paid for migration and support probably would not want that menu entry..
Seems to be implemented as "Donate to LibreOffice" in the Help menu. Is this bug fixed now?
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A polite ping to Olivier Hallot: is this bug fixed? if so, could you
please close it as RESOLVED FIXED ? Thanks
I see a Donate entry in Help in Versie: 220.127.116.11
Build ID: d2bec56d7865f05a1003dc88449f2b0fdd85309a
CPU-threads: 4; Besturingssysteem: Linux 4.13; UI-render: standaard; VCL: gtk2;
Locale: nl-NL (nl_NL.UTF-8); Calc: group
Build ID: a9b202a6b7000e7af34f2a639ca207122a3968bf
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.13; UI render: default; VCL: gtk2;
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@70-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2017-12-26_23:09:36
Locale: nl-NL (nl_NL.UTF-8); Calc: group threaded