Bug 154188 - Document "Run Graphics Tests" feature found in Options dialog's View pane
Summary: Document "Run Graphics Tests" feature found in Options dialog's View pane
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) alpha1+
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: HelpGaps-NewFeatures Options-Dialog-View
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Reported: 2023-03-14 16:25 UTC by Stéphane Guillou (stragu)
Modified: 2023-04-28 18:27 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Stéphane Guillou (stragu) 2023-03-14 16:25:32 UTC
1. Open LibreOffice, got to Tool > Options > LibreOffice > View
2. Click on "Help"

There is no mention of the Run Graphics Tests in the help page, and it is hard to know what it is for and how it is useful to the user.
See: https://help.libreoffice.org/7.6/en-US/text/shared/optionen/01010800.html

More info:
The GSoC 2021 idea on our wiki: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/GSoC/Successfully_Implemented_Ideas#Tests_for_the_VCL_graphic_backends
Akshit Kushwaha's write-up of the feature, introduced in 7.3 alpha1: https://theproglevblog.blogspot.com/2021/08/google-summer-of-code-2021-project.html

Tomaž, copying you in as the mentor.
Comment 1 Alex Thurgood 2023-03-15 09:15:13 UTC
See also the discussion on the topic of graphics test results at bug 152587
Comment 2 Olivier Hallot 2023-04-27 23:36:43 UTC
Thanks for the pointers.

I think this feature is not ready and should be hidden in "experimental features" options under Advanced options page, or even enabled in the "Expert Mode".

IMHO, the graphic test dialog - as it is now - need much more work to meet our HID standards. So far the dialog miss a Help/OK/Cancel button row, no way I found to resize it, possibly misfit small screens. If user press a skipped test button, a micro-window pops and I found no way to resize it

I also doubt if end-users need to run these tests. In many business environments, features like this usually attract the unskilled, click-a-thon person, that will not understand the results, and possibly call the Help desk for support to explain or fix a broken test.

That does not invalidate the need of proper Help page, though.

Version: (X86_64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 73bada774ef37efd5a4498ccc083b1358314557d
CPU threads: 16; OS: Linux 6.2; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: x11
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Calc: CL threaded