Bug 120643 - Rework the Get involved infobar
Summary: Rework the Get involved infobar
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Heiko Tietze
Depends on:
Reported: 2018-10-16 15:13 UTC by Heiko Tietze
Modified: 2018-12-17 22:12 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description Heiko Tietze 2018-10-16 15:13:20 UTC
With the solution to bug 120264 we have an UNO command that should be used at the infobar [1] as well. Furthermore, the current code pops-up the infobar every 30 days, which is too often. Either we never show it again (original suggestion in the marketing-priv ML) or once per major release.

[1] https://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/core/commit/?id=c3fa7a82b7657b00f30394df59e2ffc610350686
Comment 1 Mike Kaganski 2018-12-11 19:02:25 UTC
Just FYI: some feedback on the infobar thing.

Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2018-12-12 10:48:22 UTC
Solved with https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/#/c/63883/

A few info messages shouldnt be too much for a completely free office suite. The info can be disabled when compiling with LastTimeGetInvolvedShown and LastTimeDonateShown read only or with a very high value under Tools > Options > Advanced > Expert configuration.
Comment 3 Justin L 2018-12-17 16:41:05 UTC
Actually, it looks pathetic and desperate. Neither .uno:Donation or .uno:GetInvolved should ever be shown, it looks completely unprofessional. Bug 120271 contains more detail on how users can disable this.
Comment 4 andreas_k 2018-12-17 19:17:36 UTC
Can  I see Screenshot please.
Comment 5 Michael Meeks 2018-12-17 19:50:00 UTC
Ah - so, hopefully not too pathetic and desparate =) I believe Firefox and Thunderbird both have somewhat equivalent things built-in and they don't seem to cause much grief. Having said that would like to see the screenshot too - not seen that.
Comment 6 Heiko Tietze 2018-12-17 22:12:55 UTC
It's the blue notification info bar, not too much to show. It pops up every 90d by default, which was assessed as not too much nagging for a free office suite. Wikipedia/Jimmy Wales is naggier.