Bug 67047 - About window imagery looks wrong
Summary: About window imagery looks wrong
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: graphics stack (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) Master
Hardware: All All
: medium major
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: target:4.2.0
Keywords: bibisected, regression
Depends on:
Blocks: mab4.2
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Reported: 2013-07-18 14:23 UTC by Stefan Knorr (astron)
Modified: 2015-12-17 07:16 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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About window, correct look (25.92 KB, image/png)
2013-07-18 14:23 UTC, Stefan Knorr (astron)
About window, current/wrong look (47.08 KB, image/png)
2013-07-18 14:25 UTC, Stefan Knorr (astron)

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Description Stefan Knorr (astron) 2013-07-18 14:23:17 UTC
Created attachment 82601 [details]
About window, correct look

Version: LibreOffice (self-built master from today), Linux, x86-64.

The Help > About window currently looks rather bad. As both images in it are
SVG's, this might point to recent SVG reader regressions.

Notice the following:

+ The green are below the logo is noticeably smaller (NB: the missing "The
  Document Foundation" text in the logo is not a bug, just the result of
  comparing an official build to an inofficial one)

+ The background image's position seems to have moved up (actually, the white
  canvas should not extend below the triangle motif)

+ The widths of the background image seems to be wrong
Comment 1 Stefan Knorr (astron) 2013-07-18 14:25:01 UTC
Created attachment 82602 [details]
About window, current/wrong look

A correction: ^green are^green area
Comment 2 Jorendc 2013-08-05 21:48:22 UTC
Confirmed using windows 8 with Version:
Build ID: 087a610fcd5c0c354a9ed6bfccd3451b667d62a3
TinderBox: Win-x86@6-debug, Branch:master, Time: 2013-08-04_21:41:24
Comment 3 Jorendc 2013-08-05 21:56:35 UTC
range: http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/core/log/?qt=range&q=b775c8043242a8657eae11bae4085bd4291ac580..d47b1dc51813977e89195063fadaaf32215e3f4c

Might be indeed SVG-related. (See http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/core/commit/?id=2ea69ec976fa7bb681746c65807888853ce1b8ea )

I'll keep it on the MAB list for now. A "shifted about background" isn't worth to place on a MAB, but you could be possible right this is a more serious problem.

Thanks for reporting Stefan!
Comment 4 Christina Rossmanith 2013-08-06 19:22:20 UTC
Could someone please point me to the svg file containing the triangles?
Comment 6 Caolán McNamara 2013-08-08 13:58:43 UTC
FWIW I can confirm that reverting 2ea69ec976fa7bb681746c65807888853ce1b8ea makes it fit the window again, which isn't to say that the commit is wrong, perhaps we need to adapt the about box use of the svg in some way to make it fit right ?
Comment 7 Christina Rossmanith 2013-08-08 17:20:42 UTC
width and height given in the svg aren't correctly used. It's on my ToDo list but I won't have time to have a closer look until I'm back from our holiday trip.
Comment 8 Commit Notification 2013-08-14 11:18:18 UTC
Armin Le Grand committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":


Resolves: fdo#67047 fdo#64125 #i122600# svgio improvements

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.
Comment 9 Caolán McNamara 2013-08-14 11:19:54 UTC
that seems to fix it
Comment 10 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-17 07:16:20 UTC
Migrating Whiteboard tags to Keywords: (bibisected)