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From Juergen Schmidt <jogischm...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [GSoC 2013] Interested in the idea "Apache OpenOffice Extension Plugin for Eclipse"
Date Sat, 30 Mar 2013 12:44:45 GMT
Am Samstag, 30. März 2013 um 01:05 schrieb Alexandro Colorado:
> On Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 9:44 AM, Ishan Thilina <ishan@ishans.info> wrote:
>  
> > Hi Juergen,
> >  
> > Thank you very much for the promptly reply. Please find my comments inline.
> >  
> > On Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 12:29 AM, Juergen Schmidt <jogischmidt@gmail.com
> > > wrote:
> >  
> >  
> > > Hi Ishan,
> > >  
> > > first of all welcome at Apache and thank you for interest in this
> > proposed
> > > GSoC project.
> > >  
> > >  
> > > Am Donnerstag, 28. März 2013 um 18:02 schrieb Ishan Thilina:
> > >  
> > > > Hi,
> > > >  
> > > > I am a student from the Faculty of Engineering, Universtiy of Moratuwa,
> > > Sri
> > > > Lanka who is currently in my 4th year (final year) majoring in Computer
> > > > Science and Engineering. I was a GSoC participant in 2012 for Creative
> > > > Commons and was able to successfully complete the assigned project[1].
> > > >  
> > > > The projects aim was to port an existing Java LibreOffice extension to
> > > > Python. So I have an understanding about the OpenOffice API and I've
> > > >  
> > >  
> > >  
> >  
> > been
> > > > exposed to extensions development using both Java and Python for
> > > > LibreOffice.
> > > >  
> > >  
> > >  
> > > sounds good so far
> > > >  
> > > > I saw the idea of creating an OpenOffice Extension Plugin for Eclipse
> > > from
> > > > [2]. Although I don't have prior experience on writing plugins for
> > >  
> > > Eclipse,
> > > > I think with proper guidance I achieve the goals of this project.
> > >  
> > >  
> > > The Eclipse community is very big and there is a lot documentation
> > > available. I am also no Eclipse expert but I will do my best to give you
> > > the necessary guidance and advice.
> > >  
> >  
> >  
> > Yes, I too agree to the fact that learning how to write eclipse plugins
> > should be done my my self. What I meant by "proper guidance" is mostly the
> > design decisions that will be involved in the plugin development process.
> >  
> > I will start learning about eclipse plugins development as soon as possible
> > so that I can get a clear understanding about the difficulty of the project
> > it self and submit a strong proposal.
> >  
> >  
> > > I mentored a similar project years ago but it is not directly comparable
> > > with what we have for NetBeans already and license is not compatible with
> > > the Apache license.
> > > Anyway what I have it mind goes in the direction of the NetBeans plugin.
> > >  
> >  
> > I
> > > recommend that you take a look on it and try it out.
> >  
> >  
> > Yes, I have already used the NetBeans plugin. I used for my work in GSoC
> > 2012, So I'm familiar with its functionality.
> >  
> >  
> > > The idea is to provide some further tooling for developers who prefer
> > > Eclipse over NetBeans and potentially bring in more ideas ;-)
> > > Or support the same kind of wizard for different languages, eg. Java,
> > > Python and maybe c++.
> > > But the initial project should focus on the first basic steps of course.
> > >  
> > > For example setting up working extension projects in Eclipse and think in
> > > a second step how it can convert in a plugin with wizards...,
> > > >  
> > > > What will be your selection criteria for a GSoC student? Are there any
> > > > other things that I need to be aware of this project?
> > > >  
> > >  
> > >  
> > > I wrote it the description already and it depends how many students are
> > > interested in this project. I am open to work with interested people and
> > >  
> >  
> > in
> > > the end it is up to them to move the project forward and to a success.
> >  
> >  
> >  
> > So I guess the way to start working on the project is to first take a look
> > at on how to write Eclipse plugins. But this could take some time. Also I
> > think by looking at the NetBeans plugin, we'd be able to get a proper idea
> > on how to *package an extension package (oxt), deploy it from Eclipse
> > into the office and how to remote debug the extension in the office* (one
> > of your ideas in the jira issue).
> >  
>  
>  
> Cedric Bosonat wrote an Eclipse Extension for AOO, this could be the best
> testcase to develop a new one.
> http://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/OpenOffice_Eclipse_Integration
> code is here:
> http://www.openoffice.org/api/Projects/EclipseIntegration/dev-update/plugins/
>  
> Pending the changes on extensions newer versions of Eclipse demand and
> other additional configurations.
>  
>  

we should not look to deep in things where the license doesn't fit. I would like to avoid
confusion. The orientation should be the feature set of the NetBeans plugin.

Juergen  
>  
>  
> >  
> > Any other particular guidelines on what I should be focusing with in this
> > period?
> >  
> >  
> > > >  
> > > > You can access my LinkedIn profile from [3]. It'll list many of my
> > > project
> > > > work and achievements.
> > >  
> > >  
> > > I will take a closer look on it later...
> > >  
> > > Kind regards
> > > Juergen
> > > >  
> > > >  
> > > > [1]. http://code.creativecommons.org/viewgit/cc.libreoffice.git/
> > > > [2]. https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COMDEV-77
> > > > [3]. www.linkedin.com/pub/ishan-somasiri/25/bab/951
> > > >  
> > > >  
> > > > --
> > > > Thank you..!
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> > > > Ishan's info: www.ishans.info
> > > > මගේ සටහන්: www.siblog.ishans.info
> > > > Ishan's way: www.blog.ishans.info
> > > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------
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> --  
> Alexandro Colorado
> Apache OpenOffice Contributor
> http://es.openoffice.org
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