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From Alexandro Colorado <>
Subject Re: [www] Want to add documentation to or
Date Sun, 20 Jan 2013 23:33:12 GMT
On Sun, Jan 20, 2013 at 8:06 AM, Stuart <> wrote:

> Hello everybody,
> my name is Stefan Ensslen. I'm a 34 years old software engineer from
> Germany. I'd like to participate in the documentation of
> OpenOffice/LibreOffice. However, I'd rather contribute to the
> Programmer's instead of the User's Guide.
> I found that the framework documentation
> (**framework.html<>)
> contains only a single
> link to the OO site (**wiki/Framework<>),
> and
> the information that can be found at the OO site seems to be only a
> stub. I can't imagine that everybody just reads the source code in
> order to find out how UNO works, so I'd like to add some information.
> The UNO documentation does not offer more insights either. Both sites
> and**wiki/Uno/<>
> offer much information about the concepts of UNO.
> Besides this, I'd also like to add some information about how one can
> contribute to the Programmer's Guide. I'd be happy to contribute, but
> unfortunately neither LibreOffice nor OpenOffice make it easy to
> contribute (unlike Wikipedia).
> So I guess that I have to apply for some kind of account.
> Thanks in advance,
> Stefan Ensslen
Hi Stefan,

Most of these projects were intended to have some documentation but not
meant to become a documentation site fo their target, these are mainly
development project. So the target wasnt to teach users to learn the
component but to hack on it.

That said, the documenation project does need to get more development
documenation set in place. If you look at some wiki documentationyou will
notice some alerts, notes and request for update.

Wikis are as easy to contribute as wikipedia, just create an account, go to
oen of these documents and update the page.

The actual site is a bit harder to contribute because you need to become an
apache contributor to edit, but mailing lists are set in place to work with
a contributor to get your commit submited. Just pull the site code, make
the update, and send the diff. Or generate a bug on the www component and
attach the patch.

This is how most of the open source projects work.

create account wiki:
Apache bugzilla:
UDK site source:

Alexandro Colorado
Apache OpenOffice Contributor

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