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From Maho NAKATA <>
Subject Re: Introduction and start working
Date Wed, 28 Sep 2011 01:03:22 GMT
From: Oliver-Rainer Wittmann <>
Subject: Re: Introduction and start working
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2011 14:08:01 +0200

> Hi Nakata Maho,
> thanks for the welcome.
> Until last Friday I had a 21" iMac PowerPC on my home desk, but now it
> has been replaced by a new 27" iMac Intel.
> Thus, my PPC iMac is more or less retired, but if needed I can wake
> this machine up ;-)

Congratulations for having Intel Mac. I still have PPC, but I really do 
retire to use PPC any more, too...
Now I really love my new MacBookAir 11'...even I switched from FreeBSD as the Desktop OS.
 Nakata Maho

> Best regards, Oliver.
> On 20.09.2011 13:39, Maho NAKATA wrote:
>> Hello Oliver-Rainer Wittmann
>> I'm very happy to work with you, again, and congratulations
>> for new position at IBM. Do you still use PPC based Mac?
>> Recently I bought MacBookAir and it is really nice laptop.
>> Regards,
>>   Nakata Maho
>> 2011/9/20 Oliver-Rainer Wittmann<>:
>>> Hi,
>>> I am Oliver-Rainer Wittmann, living in a small town near Hamburg,
>>> Germany,
>>> and I want to join Apache OpenOffice.
>>> In the last nine years I was working in Sun's/Oracle's
>>> development team as a software developer. My main focus was on the
>>> word
>>> processing component Writer and on the OpenDocument support for this
>>> component.
>>> May be you know me from one of the last conferences
>>> (OOoCons)
>>> which I attended since 2008 as a speaker.
>>> May be you know me as as the Co-Lead of the
>>> Writer project.
>>> May be you know me from the OASIS ODF TC - the technical committee
>>> which is
>>> responsible for the OpenDocument file format - on which I have been an
>>> active member since December 2006 until this early summer.
>>> After same change acceptance in the last months I have got the
>>> possibility
>>> to continue my engagement in OpenOffice, now under the Apache
>>> Foundation, as
>>> an employee of IBM. I am aiming to be a valuable contributor to this
>>> project.
>>> I will start working on a consolidation of the Windows Build software
>>> requirements as given on
>>> - get rid of dependence on unicows.dll
>>> -- take over issue 88652
>>> ( from Mathias and
>>> perform the given tasks.
>>> - get rid of dependence on instmsiw.exe and instmsia.exe
>>> -- I did not find any reference to these files in the sources. On my
>>> -- system
>>> (Windows 7) I have done a build without them and successfully
>>> installed this
>>> built version. Thus, I will provide a corresponding patch which only
>>> removes
>>> the check for the existence of these files in the configure script. I
>>> will
>>> ask others for verification on their Windows system, if a build and a
>>> following installation is still possible.
>>> Please let me know, if somebody else is already working on these
>>> things or
>>> if you have any remarks, pros, cons, ...
>>> Afterwards, I will have a closer look at
>>> I will work on
>>> certain
>>> items of it starting with:
>>> - A lot of stuff is mentioned (and marked as solved) on this page which
>>> - only
>>> needs to be done as proposed and discussed on this list, but as far as
>>> I can
>>> see not yet been done.
>>> Please let me know your remarks or objections.
>>> I am looking forward to good collaboration and building close
>>> relationships.
>>> Best regards, Oliver.

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