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From Maho NAKATA <>
Subject Re: Introduction and start working
Date Tue, 20 Sep 2011 11:39:47 GMT
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.

 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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