Bug 144330 - UI: Rename force Skia Software rendering to Force Skia Raster rendering
Summary: UI: Rename force Skia Software rendering to Force Skia Raster rendering
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
7.3.0.0 alpha0+
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
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Reported: 2021-09-06 13:16 UTC by Telesto
Modified: 2021-12-02 19:05 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Telesto 2021-09-06 13:16:40 UTC
Description:
UI: Rename force Skia Software rendering to Force Skia Raster rendering 

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Writer
2. tools -> Options -> LibreOffice -> View -> Check Force Software Rendering. 
3. Press OK & restart
4. Help -> About -> Shows raster 

Actual Results:
Help About shows raster. Dialog Software..

Expected Results:
Simply use Raster (people can figure out what 'raster' is themselves). Not helping to use different terminology at various places..

Even developers may struggle with this: see bug 144214


Reproducible: Always


User Profile Reset: No



Additional Info:
Version: 7.3.0.0.alpha0+ (x64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 05ff3d67d0e2e436406786c949eb7cfca107ba33
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 6.3 Build 9600; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: nl-NL (nl_NL); UI: en-US
Calc: CL
Comment 1 Telesto 2021-09-06 13:20:15 UTC
@Luboš
Sorry, bothering you for small stuff, but well Skia more or less you're baby :-)
Comment 2 Luboš Luňák 2021-09-06 13:55:14 UTC
No, I disagree. Bug 144214 is an example that people will not figure out themselves what 'raster' means. The checkbox needs to be called software rendering, because that's the UI name for it.

The about dialog is inconsistent with it, but that section of the about dialog shows technical info and Skia/Raster is the technical name for it. I think it's wasteful to write out 'software rendering' there, and given that it's technical info, people not understanding that one is a smaller problem (that already exists anyway).
Comment 3 V Stuart Foote 2021-09-06 18:05:48 UTC
Yes agree with Luboš here Skia/Vulkan is the GPU hardware accelerated rendering. Successor to OpenGL GPU hardware accerated rendering.

While Skia/Raster is software rendering with Skia libs but with the GPU hw acceleration disabled.

Changing the Help/Abaout dialog to show Skia/Software rendered would be the change to make consistent with the UI.
Comment 4 Telesto 2021-09-06 18:14:27 UTC
(In reply to V Stuart Foote from comment #3)
> Changing the Help/Abaout dialog to show Skia/Software rendered would be the
> change to make consistent with the UI.

Also fine..
Comment 5 steve 2021-12-02 19:04:49 UTC
For the sake of consistency I would +1 this request. Skia/Software certainly is fine. People kept referring me to Skia / Raster and I was unable to find this in the UI. Please unify this.