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From "Marcus (OOo)" <>
Subject Re: Introduction and start working
Date Tue, 20 Sep 2011 14:51:29 GMT
Hi Oliver,

welcome onboard. :-)

It's great to see that you got the chance to develop full time for our 
office product.


Am 09/20/2011 12:26 PM, schrieb 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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