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From jan iversen <>
Subject Re: Help Wanted! (it's a title, not a request!)
Date Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:34:59 GMT

Sent from my iPad, please excuse any misspellings 

> On 08 Feb 2016, at 14:31, Patricia Shanahan <> wrote:
> Maybe OpenOffice should ask for an expert on multi-platform large system build tools
to consult on selecting one?

OpenOffice actually have an expert at hand. LibreOffice (fork of OpenOffice) has changed the
build system into something quite handy (even though still complex).

jan i.

>> On 2/7/2016 2:34 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton wrote:
>> +1, +1, etc.
>> Apache OpenOffice is overflowing with opportunities to make use of this.
>> I did not notice a way to indicate that a task has been "taken" or is completed/withdrawn.
>> (I could have missed it.)
>> I assume a potential GSoC mini-project could be identified in the title or short
description, with a link to the JIRA place for further details?  The offer of mentoring could
be there too.
>> Each project could have their own FAQ about general necessities of contribution how
to prepare/start, by subproject area if needed, tied into wherever the project-level widget
is displayed.
>> The breakdown into areas of contribution is very nice.
>>  - Dennis
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Daniel Gruno []
>>> Sent: Sunday, February 7, 2016 08:23
>>> To:
>>> Subject: Re: Help Wanted! (it's a title, not a request!)
>>>> On 02/07/2016 05:13 PM, Patricia Shanahan wrote:
>>>> I like!
>>> Yay! Glad to hear this :)
>>>> One suggestion that does not add complexity, but just a little bit of
>>>> text. Try to quantify the Difficulty levels. Is "Journeyman" harder or
>>>> easier than "Intermediate"? Similarly, how do "Advanced" and "Expert"
>>>> compare? I suggest fewer Difficulty options, with a one sentence
>>>> explanation of each.
>>> I picked 5 because 3 sounded like too few (too big a jump between
>>> them?). There is an icon next to the difficulty level that shows which
>>> 'level' it is, from green (easy) to red (very hard). Maybe I need to
>>> make that more visible?.
>>> An explanation sounds like a great idea, and we can add that as a
>>> tooltip in the widget overview and as a line of text in the actual task
>>> details. I can get started on that right away, whereas changing to use 3
>>> levels might take some getting used to for me (and a bit of work to
>>> rework the existing system down to 3 levels instead of 5).
>>> Or hm, what about a small (?) next to the level which shows you what we
>>> expect this level to signify.?
>>> With regards,
>>> Daniel.
>> [ ... ]

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