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Subject [CONF] Apache OpenOffice Community > AOO 4.0 Feature Planning
Date Sat, 28 Apr 2012 17:53:00 GMT
Space: Apache OpenOffice Community (
Page: AOO 4.0 Feature Planning (

Change Comment:
After 3.4.0

Edited by Eric Bachard:
The following table is intended to collect and document new features, enhancements or other
working areas related to the next major release AOO 4.0.

The status can be tracked highlevel for example by using the colors {highlight:green}ok/done,{highlight}{highlight:yellow}in
progress{highlight}and {highlight:red}open/missing{highlight}.

More detailed description or potential specifications (as base for documentation, QA, development)
should be provided on demand on linked feature sub-pages. And a corresponding Bugzilla ID
should be provided for detailed tracking.

*Rough Target for release == Mid Year 2012*

|| Component || Feature/Enhancement || Abstract || Volunteer(s) || Status || Task-ID ||
| Common | Accessibility support | integrate iAccessibiltiy2 support to improve the usability
| Yin Bing | | |
| | Performance improvements for loading and saving of documents | General performance improvements,
especially on document loading and saving. The content of .odt and .odp files can be displayed
before the whole document is loaded. Better usability by improved application response. |
Ma Yong Lin | | |
| | Property Sidebar | A user interface improvement to allow easy and fast access to manage
object properties. A concept to replace or as an alternative to toolbars. Task panes are used
to allow more vertical space for the document area and to make use of current common wide
screen displays. | Wang Lei | | |
| | enhanced extensions manager | The extensions manager should support multiple repositories.
Either via UI or via configuration only. | jsc | | \\ |
| | OpenSocial support | Enable 'sharing' to OpenSocial container's Activity Streams for document,
chart, or spreadsheet review & comment | | {highlight:red}Proposed{highlight} | |
| Writer | Usability improvement in Ctrl+A and mouse operations in tables and sections | #
The capability and usability of Ctrl+A is enhanced to make users able to select and operate
tables, nested tables, or tables within sections at the top of a document through select all
# The capability and usability of mouse operation is also enhanced to make users able to select
and operate the tables, nested tables, or tables within sections at the top of a document
through mouse to select them from the end to the beginning. | Cheng Jian Hong | | |
| Calc | XLS loading performance with multiple pivot tables | Improvements in both loading
pivot table cache and in loading pivot table for the .xls files. \\
The loading performance for .xls files with multiple pivot tables is improved a lot, especially
with multiple pivot table caches. | Wang Lei | | |
| Impress | Speaker notes support in normal view | A user interface improvement from Symphony
to provide speaker notes in normal view. Users can view and edit speaker notes in normal view
directly. | Chen Jin Hua | | |
| Base | Update database engine to HSQLDB 2.2.x | The present versions uses HSQLDB
version, HSQLDB 2.x.x has more features, and it is a version in development. The cwshsqldb19
which implement HSQLDB 2.x.x was finished, but not integrated into OOo 3.4Beta due to incompatibilities
in database engines. The new version converts database to new format which is not usable in
older version of Base. | | | |
| SDK \\ | Implement Draw features \\ | Implement image rotation and other existing draw features
in Writer. \\ | ericb2 \\ | | |
| Writer \\ | Include ODF Toolkit \\ | Include the Apache ODF Toolkit with the OpenOffice
SDK.  Also include code samples showing how the ODF Toolkit can be used with OpenOffice.
\\ | robweir \\ | | |
| ... | ... | | | | |

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