Managing Applications and Platforms

Officeshots needs lists of all the different ODF applications and operatingsystems that it supports. Operatingsystems are in turn grouped by platform. Platforms are the vertical columns that you can see on the front page of Officeshots.


Use the Applications menu to manage the applications that Officeshots supports. An application consists of the following fields:

The name of the application or suite. This should be a generic name, without a version number. E.g. Microsoft Office, not Microsoft Word 2007.
A small icon that is displayed on the top of the testsuite gallery pages.
All the possible document types that are supported by the application. When a user later creates a factory, they can choose which of these document types his factory supports.


This is scheduled to be changed in a future revision of Officeshots. Operatingsystem wil become a free-form text field and only platforms will be managed by Officeshots.

Use the Operatingsystems menu entry to manage the operatingsystems that Officeshots support. When a user creates a rendering factory, he can choose from this list of operatingsystems. An operatingsystem consists of the following fields:

The name of the OS. Different Linux distributions should be named separately. Windows is just Windows, not Vista, which is a codename.
The version number of the operatingsystem. Note that Windows 2000 is version 5.0, Windows XP is version 5.1 and Windows Vista is version 6.0. Widnows 7 is of course version 7.0.
The codename associated with the version number, for example Vista, Leopard or Lucid Lynx.
The general platform that this operatingsystem belongs to. See below.


Operatingsystems are grouped in platforms. Each platform is a separate column as you can see on the front page. The default platforms are Linux, Windows, MacOSX, Internet and Mobile. The Internet platform is for all applications that work through the internet, like Google Docs and The Mobile platform is for all smartphone-specific software. For example, you can probably run AbiWord on your Android smartphone since Android is just Linux. This would fall under the Linux platform because AbiWord is not smartphone specific. An Application like OfficeReader is specifically targeted at smartphones so this should go in the Mobile platform list.

Platforms have a specific order that you can change. This determines then order in which the columns appear on the front page.

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