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From Patricia Shanahan <>
Subject Re: Help Wanted! (it's a title, not a request!)
Date Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:31:54 GMT
Maybe OpenOffice should ask for an expert on multi-platform large system 
build tools to consult on selecting one?

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 I did not notice a way to indicate that a task has been "taken" or is completed/withdrawn.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
> 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
> 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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