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Bug 91105 - [65cat] API for extending "About" box
Summary: [65cat] API for extending "About" box
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: platform
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Window System (show other bugs)
Version: 5.x
Hardware: All All
: P3 blocker with 2 votes (vote)
Assignee: Stanislav Aubrecht
Keywords: API, UI
: 92998 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-12-15 07:53 UTC by Geertjan Wielenga
Modified: 2012-10-23 09:02 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description Geertjan Wielenga 2006-12-15 07:53:17 UTC
In the branding area, one thing missing is module-level branding. If someone
contributes a module to an application (e.g., the IDE) they'd like to either (1)
add a few lines of module-specific info to the existin About box or (2) add an
additional panel to the About box, specifically dedicated to their module.

This sounds like the same way that the Options API works -- either extend the
existing Miscellaneous panel or create a new panel.

This suggesion might sound trivial, but is really useful for users (evidence
upon request) and adds to our branding story.

Also, a wizard to support this new API would be useful.
Comment 1 Jesse Glick 2006-12-15 14:17:32 UTC
Please do not use apisupport component for issues with the platform itself;
apisupport is only the build harness and the module/suite project types.
Comment 2 Antonin Nebuzelsky 2006-12-21 15:52:01 UTC
This would have to be defined from UI point of view first.

Jano, xDesign team was planning to push About box redesign. Any spec available?
Comment 3 kiyut 2007-02-22 07:51:34 UTC
If possible also add copy to clipboard functionaly, so it is easy to copy and
paste about the current environment eg: version, build number, classpath, etc

Because currently the only ways to send to content of about dialog is using
screen capture
Comment 4 timekeeper 2007-03-08 16:15:35 UTC
This feature is essential for Rich Client Applications.
Comment 5 Antonin Nebuzelsky 2007-04-02 09:22:06 UTC
Not agreed upon UI spec with xDesign. Removing plan60 flag for now.
Comment 6 David.m Beer 2008-02-11 22:35:39 UTC
Guys is there any plans to resolve this now we have moved passed 6.0
Comment 7 Antonin Nebuzelsky 2012-10-23 09:02:37 UTC
*** Bug 92998 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***