Bug 77091 - [UI] Add about page showing full version #, license, authors, etc...
Summary: [UI] Add about page showing full version #, license, authors, etc...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Impress Remote
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Android app (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
2.1.1
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Keywords: needsDevEval
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Reported: 2014-04-05 18:39 UTC by Robinson Tryon (qubit)
Modified: 2015-12-18 10:49 UTC (History)
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Description Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2014-04-05 18:39:09 UTC
It's important to have an About page in the app.

The page should provide information including the following:
- Full version # (including build id/build date)
- Authors
- License information
- Project page (Which can then provide links for docs, bug-reporting, etc..)
Comment 1 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2014-04-05 18:40:20 UTC
Status -> NEW
Comment 2 Joel Madero 2014-04-05 21:13:29 UTC
Yup - totally agreed.
Comment 3 Adolfo Jayme 2014-04-06 04:11:32 UTC
We already ship author and licence information in the credits document, which can be opened from the Help > License information menu. The full version number is already displayed in the About box. And that very same box has a “Website” button.
Comment 4 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2014-04-06 04:46:48 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> We already ship author and licence information in the credits document,
> which can be opened from the Help > License information menu. The full
> version number is already displayed in the About box. And that very same box
> has a “Website” button.

Thanks -- I *thought* there was an About menu in the app, but when I didn't see one when I went looking for it, I figured that I must have been mistaken. It looks like I'm just seeing a regression.

How is one supposed to access the Help menu?

Testing AIR 2.1.0 on CM 10.2.1-crespo
Comment 5 Jorendc 2014-04-06 06:57:46 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> We already ship author and licence information in the credits document,
> which can be opened from the Help > License information menu. The full
> version number is already displayed in the About box. And that very same box
> has a “Website” button.

not sure it was 100% clear from the description, but please note this is about the android impress remote :). (See component field).
/me can't fins this info neither

Kind regards,
Joren
Comment 6 Adolfo Jayme 2014-04-08 09:04:11 UTC
Ah — sorry about that!

IIRC the About box in the Impress Remote app was removed because we stopped using any 3rd party libraries. I do agree that we should add it back with some developer & version credits :)
Comment 7 Marcel Adriani 2014-05-01 18:49:44 UTC
I would like to work on this, but, being new here, I find myself overwhelmed with the number of files on my disk after cloning the git. I would appreciate a pointer in the right direction. Thanks!
Comment 8 Joel Madero 2014-05-01 18:54:59 UTC
hey Marcel - let me see if I can find someone. Also try to send a message to the developer mailing list - and of course you can try the IRC channel where lots of devs pop in and out :) The bug tracker usually isn't the best place to find help as most people don't see the activity
Comment 9 Marcel Adriani 2014-05-02 06:06:58 UTC
(In reply to comment #8)
> Also try to send a message to the developer mailing list

Hi Joel,

Thanks for your reply. I reposted my request to the mailinglist. I'll follow this page as well, on the off-chance that help might come to me through here :-).
Comment 10 Marcel Adriani 2014-05-02 07:12:29 UTC
@Joel: the mailinglist helped :-).

I downloaded the app on my Android, and found the About page (with the necessary information) under the Menu-button. It seems to me that this bug is already fixed. I would suggest marking it as such. Being new here, I hesitate to do it myself, though ;-).
Comment 11 Christian Lohmaier 2014-05-02 10:48:22 UTC
To avoid "edit-war" - please mail ux-advise first. It was explicit decision to remove the about dialog.

I brought it to the list, and the response was it wasn't needed. I personally don't think it hurts (after all I adjusted the dialog to be present after all :-)) - but please don't just do it.

http://www.mail-archive.com/libreoffice-ux-advise%40lists.freedesktop.org/msg02313.html

(and of course you can then also start by reverting the commit that removed the dialog, and go on from there)
Comment 12 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-01-22 07:06:45 UTC
I think the About page should look something similar to the About box in the Android Viewer. I'd also suggest that we add a URL for reporting bugs.
Comment 13 V Stuart Foote 2015-01-22 12:37:31 UTC
Further to Robinson's note to UX-Advise maillist -- http://nabble.documentfoundation.org/Libreoffice-ux-advise-Android-Impress-Remote-Let-s-fix-the-About-box-tt4137004.html

So having grabbed the LibreOffice Viewer app yesterday, for a Moto G running Android 4.4.4, today I compared the Impress Remote UI. Not a big app user, but kind of a glaring omission to not be including the About panel with version info. Could/should the About panel details from the new Viewer (edited of course) be picked up in the code for Impress Remote?
Comment 14 Adolfo Jayme 2015-01-22 17:51:15 UTC
(In reply to Christian Lohmaier from comment #11)
> To avoid "edit-war" - please mail ux-advise first. It was explicit decision
> to remove the about dialog.

Ehem, when was that decided? It was a wrong decision anyway…
Comment 15 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-18 10:49:18 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)