Issue: At the moment, the user is forced to use the application menu to toggle the visibility of the Notes (e.g. Notes Windows, Notes Anchors). This proposal provides a control located in a currently unused part of the Writer ruler bar. The topic relates to the OpenOffice.org Notes2 activity .
* Enabling/disabling of the Notes Side Pane is implemented via the application menu (only)
* Complete specification for the Notes Ruler Control is available at 
* New control needs to be added in the ruler area of Writer
Contact: Christoph Noack (Design Team)
 Notes2 - Improved Notes for OOo
 Specification for "Notes Ruler Control"
*** Bug 39431 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 36896 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Having marked bug 39431 as duplicate. As this bug entry describes a better
solution to the same problem than bug 36896, I also mark that bug as duplicate.
Some additional information taken from these bug entries:
* Comments in Writer are a great feature but it is hard to turn them on and
off. This should be improved.
* Another toolbar should be avoided and instead a Notes Ruler Control should be
* Some hints on Notes Ruler Control implementation of how this could be done as
an extension to the existing ruler code: The existing ruler code is (shared) in
svx/source/dialog/svxruler.cxx and svx/inc/svx/ruler.hxx - and this builds on
top of the svtools ruler: svtools/inc/ruler.hxx and
svtools/source/control/ruler.cxx - see eg. Ruler::Paint there (and vcl's
outdev.hxx for drawing methods).
*Improvement to Comment handling in Impress/Draw/Calc: The existing comment
toolbar in Impress/Draw should be removed and a sufficient Notes handling
should be added in the Navigator of Impress/Draw/Calc.
This has just been featured on http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/Easy_Hacks
If I am smart enough to use git and libreoffice is buildable with Lion I will try to implement this. Won't be fast due to many other committments, but still interested in implementing this....
Anyone can answer the lion issue?
@Max: Great to see you at Libreoffice! For OSX questions thorsten and shm_get (Norbert Thiebault) are your first contact guys as the are having tinderboxes for OSX.
LO is buildable on Lion, sure, but the more interesting question is against what SDK. Building against the 10.6 SDK (comes with the latest Xcode in addition to the 10.7 one) should work, but you need to use the non-LLVM compiler(s), gcc-4.2 and g++-4.2.
At least, I think that was the conclusion I arrived at when trying last. You might want to use an autogen.lastrun something like this:
CC=ccache gcc-4.2 -arch i386 -mmacosx-version-min=10.4
CXX=ccache g++-4.2 -arch i386 -mmacosx-version-min=10.4
Oh, and now I remember one thing: You need to:
sudo ln -s i686-apple-darwin10 /Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.6.sdk/usr/lib/gcc/i686-apple-darwin11
if you are using the bleeding-edge Xcode 4.2. No guarantee that the resulting LO works, I don't remember if I got that far before the wife managed to put the MBP to sleep once again while I was logged in remotely;)
I think, from an efficiency point of view, using XCode 3.2.6 (or somesuch) is the quickest path to success. With that, a default configure should work.
But whether a "default" configure (no options at all to autogen.sh) works with Xcode 3.2.6 installed depends very much on where it is installed, and whether Xcode 4.x is also installed. I think our default configure works only if Xcode 3 is the only Xcode installed, in /Developer, or if it was in /Developer and installing Xcode 4.x moved that to /Developer-old.
(Personally I have Xcode 3.2.6 in /Xcode3, and Xcode 4.2 in /Developer.)
Not that easy for a beginner... discussed with Bjoern
A rather complete SPECIFICATION is now available on a Design Team Whiteboard, see:
Rodolfo Ribeiro Gomes committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
fdo#38246 Comment control on Writer ruler feature
The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
http://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.
Implemented by Rodolfo
Migrating Whiteboard tags to Keywords: (EasyHack DifficultyInteresting SkillCpp TopicUI )