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From Oliver-Rainer Wittmann <>
Subject Re: Introduction and start working
Date Tue, 20 Sep 2011 12:08:01 GMT
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has been replaced by a new 27" iMac Intel.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 ;-)

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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