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Bug 123270 - disable popups for development builds in master
Summary: disable popups for development builds in master
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Infobar
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Reported: 2019-02-08 18:00 UTC by Justin L
Modified: 2019-02-28 19:24 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Justin L 2019-02-08 18:00:59 UTC
GetInvolved and Donate Infobar advertising messages were introduced in LO 6.1/6.2. An ESC decision had GetInvolved be removed from 6.1.5 stable. At the same time they requested to "release-build-ize it for 6.2 & 6.3". In other words, developers don't want to see it while they are working on the code.

There was also some talk (bug 120271c2) about making it nice for corporations to have an easy switch to turn the nagware stuff off for their own builds, so worth considering how to accomplish that related task at the same time. Corporations would also want to remove the help-donate and perhaps the help-getinvolved menu options (although hiding those menu items in debug builds probably wouldn't be a good idea).

The 6.1.5 revert can be seen at

Code pointers given by Michael Meeks are
dnl ===================================================================
dnl Test whether build target is Release Build
dnl ===================================================================
AC_MSG_CHECKING([whether build target is Release Build])
if test "$enable_release_build" = "" -o "$enable_release_build" = "no"; then

This guy - and a quick change to the relevant makefile eg.

./writerfilter/$(eval $(call
./writerfilter/ -DDISABLE_CVE_TESTS \

And then clobber the setting in a compile conditional there would be good.
Comment 1 Justin L 2019-02-08 18:04:24 UTC
* Pending Action Items:
    + disable popups for release-build only in 6.2/.3 

The current wording of ESC minutes is a little mis-leading, since it should only be disabled for development builds.

Original discussion is at
Comment 2 Xisco Faulí 2019-02-12 14:05:19 UTC
Moving to NEW...