What would you want from a new Document Library?

Discussion created by ddraper on Jan 9, 2017
Latest reply on Jan 25, 2018 by cseickel

This is a hypothetical question that aims to establish what people would want from a new version of the Document Library in Share. I'd like to understand if there is any desire for this or if people are actually very happy with the current YUI2 based Document Library?


It's fairly clear that there has been a lot of investment by lots of people into customizing the existing Document Library so it's not necessarily completely clear cut that there is any appetite for a new Document Library. 


However, if one was to be provided what sort of features would you like to see retained, added or even removed? Examples of features that could be added would be:


  • automatic display of README.md files (like in GitHub, NPM, etc)
  • dynamic customization / creation of views (adding custom metadata to table views, creating entirely new views)
  • drag-and-drop version update of documents
  • inline commenting
  • inline editing of all metadata
  • inline previewing of content
  • improved accessibility
  • improved customization
  • improved rendering on mobile devices


Would any of these features be of interest? Are there any other features that you'd like to see added?


What about implementation details? There's already an alternative Aikau Document Library implementation (see Aikau 1.0.63 - Support for versioned library imports) but would you prefer to see a different implementation (using some other framework).


What about general user interface changes? Is there anything you'd like to see changed about the appearance or behaviour of the current Document Library?


Are there any actions that are missing? Or actions that you think should be removed?


What about the current views? Are they useful? Should any be changed? What new views would you like to see added?