Created attachment 163735 [details]
Mockup with updated design
The design of the new dialog might be improved a bit. We discussed in the design meeting
* GSoC Additions
+ windowed frame for the individual extensions
+ more white-space needed
+ voting back-channel minor priority
+ sorting ideally done on client side
+ discussion on whether to resize or not
+ resize to get more text from the description in particular for
large fonts or small screens (Patrick)
+ also needed to get a larger image
+ we don't resize per HIG (Heiko)
+ two use cases- would require a splitter
+ images are not scaled down and would become blurry (Yusuf)
+ dialog always opens with a context such as at the Gallery for gallery content
or at the spellchecker to load more dictionaries etc., meaning no need
to switch the tag pre-filter
The attached mockup uses a windowed background, places the Install button under the description and adds a button to access the extensions website (see bug 135268). The properties are placed in a grid. We should consider a maximum height for long descriptions with either abbreviation (full text on the website) or scrolling. For example, DCM Direct Color Management has some text.
Using a link to access the voting is also not perfect. Maybe we add a button next to it?
Heiko Tietze committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
Resolves tdf#135270 - Make the tight extensions dialog shiny
It will be available in 7.1.0.
The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
https://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.