This is a follow-up to Bug 73605 and may affect all localizations.
This code does not generally work and has a side-effect (though other code might cause this, too):
There are common situations, where the user can circumvent the minimal window width to sufficiently display the text in the Start Center.
step 1: Make sure to have at least one recent document
step 2: Resize the window to minimal width
step 3: Delete it/them or clear the list
Now the second line will likely be truncated.
step 1: Open a LibreOffice program not from Start Center
step 2: Resize to sufficiently small width and height
step 3: Retreat to Start Center with Ctrl+W or File -> Close
No minimal size applied.
Now to the lock-in. Any time the Start Center has been opened, a minimal size is carried over to all LibreOffice programs in the current session. As far as I can tell, there are three of these sizes.
Size #1 (the smallest):
step 1: Boot soffice.exe with at least one recent document
step 2: Resize height to the minimum
This should swallow a chunk of Base Database.
step 1: Make sure to have at least one recent document and open one
step 2: Retreat to Start Center with Ctrl+W or File -> Close
step 3: Click once on one the of the four window borders to resize
Size #3: Like size #2 but with a cleared list. This is the biggest.
A. The Start Center should start with the necessary width and height to supply all contents (including one recent document with scroll-bar or welcome text).
B. The welcome text should adapt.
C. The set minimum size should not be carried over to the other programs, 'cause someone might want to work in a very small window in some cases.
D. A minimum size should also not be applied to one of the programs, when resizing after the program was started from the Start Center.
I might have overlooked a case and missed a detail.
This applies to 4.3 RC 1 and XP. Please try it on the other OS.
Adding self to CC if not already on
Truncated text not reproducible for me on
Build ID: de093506bcdc5fafd9023ee680b8c60e3e0645d7
Locale : fr_FR
Linux Mint 17.1
Windows only ?
Confirming your cases #1 and #2, as well the Start Center size issues.
Observe though that in both case #1 and #2, a mouse click in the frame will bump the frame up to the size needed to contain the welcome strings in any localization. So it is really just a visual glitch more than a functional issue.
On the other hand, the opening size of components launched from StartCenter is more of a problem. Believe enhancements suggested in bug 75644 will address your suggestions C and D.
Leaving suggestions A & B regards default state of the Start Center if not otherwise populated with thumbnail views of recent documents.