Template Repository/ToDoList

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Template Repository ToDo List

Open ToDo's

  • In progress: Get new translated strings we received via Wiki into Repository (AI: tbo)
  • In progress: Work on announcement of new translation process by using Pootle for Template Repository (AI: tbo)
  • In progress: Breadscrumbs (Navigationpath) not implemented yet, below the banner of the page users should see the navigation path they are currently in, for example something like "Home >> Education >> ..." Note: This should be a Navigation Path and not a History. (AI: tbo)
  • OPEN: enable edit of already submitted Templates (AI: tbo)


  • OPEN: the number of votes is not being shown at the star rating (AI: tbo)
  • OPEN: insert a link to the Template Repository into the so called "Thank you Page" of the online update (http://update.services.openoffice.org/ooo/index.html) and registration process. (AI: st)
  • Done: rename header link "OpenOffice.org" of Template Repository to "Get OpenOffice.org" and point to "http://download.openoffice.org" (AI: tbo)
  • Done: In the detail view of a template the title is a link, which does not make sense, the link should be removed. (AI: tbo)
  • OPEN: Rework Thankyou page¨after upload of new Templates. Stella has created a draft you can find at: http://ui.openoffice.org/VisualDesign/OOo_TemplateSite.html#feedback
  • OPEN: insert link pointing to Template Repository at side pane on the right of GullFOSSS blog (AI: st)
  • OPEN: Tags seem to get lost, at least for the specific "Bamboo" template the so called tag has vanished (AI: tbo)
  • OPEN: Tags of a template are not being displayed within the detailed view (AI: tbo)
  • OPEN: generic license information on template site and provide new link to BSD example (AI: st)
  • Done: the "Most Popular" list should not be sorted by absolute numbers, but weekly instead (AI: tbo)


  • OPEN: the informations behind "Contact Us" should be replaced by a link to a Forum instead of the extensions mailing list (AI: md)
  • OPEN: we will try to keep the search string to be displayed in the search box on the left after executing the search (AI: tbo)
  • OPEN: an advanced search we will offer via the body window, for example to sort/filter results by author, rating, language (AI: tbo)
  • OPEN: adjust the frame at comments section to show rounded borders (AI: tbo/stella)
  • OPEN: work out details regarding "my favorites" feature for templates
    stella already created some drafts you can see at http://ui.openoffice.org/VisualDesign/OOo_TemplateSite.html#favorites
  • Done: the buttons "Business", "Education" and "Private" on the main page can't by clicked, only the text itself, this should be changed (AI: tbo)
  • OPEN: On the pages, where "Highest Rated", "Most Popular" and "Most Recent" are the titles, currently these categories appear with black font color. Their font color should be adjusted to the same blue value, which is used on the main page. This will help provide a consistent visual appearance. And: Currently is says "Highest rated" instead of "Highest Rated", as it is a title. (AI: tbo)
  • OPEN: On pages, where the templates are listed, they currently appear with a shadow. Let us remove the shadows of this boxes. (AI: stella)
  • OPEN: On the pages, where "Highest Rated", "Most Popular" and "Most Recent" are the titles, let us remove the borders around these titles completely. They don't help organize the content. (AI: tbo)
  • OPEN: Rework tag cloud functionality. If a user does not use commas to separate tags, in the tag cloud there is just *one* long tag like "blalalba blabla blablabla blabala ..."
  • OPEN: Buttons & Headlines of main page -> the font of the text should be a little smaller and not bold and the color should be dark blue instead of light blue
  • Done: place labels on the left next to the toolbox item, for example the label "Language:" on the upload page should be placed on the left next to the corresponding drop down box (AI: tbo)
  • OPEN: generate a log file to watch the common errors while submitting new templates (AI: tbo)
  • OPEN: use of Omniture site names for Upload/Thankyou page (AI: tbo)


  • OPEN: support upload of .zip archive files which contain several templates
  • OPEN: generate preview images with StarOffice PDF converter
  • Done: On Safari browsers you can see a small horizontal line below the header graphic. This should be removed/hidden. (AI: tbo)


  • create / enable process to support localization of templates
  • work out details for support of generic templates (templates without language specific content)
  • simplify the process on how to specify / connect a license for a template
  • add functionality to read tags from template during upload, to enable users to edit them even during the upload
  • the terms people use for searching items should be put into log files on regular base
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