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From Patricia Shanahan <>
Subject Re: Thinking of joining OpenOffice as a developer
Date Thu, 29 Oct 2015 03:37:57 GMT

On 10/28/2015 8:18 PM, F C. Costero wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 28, 2015 at 7:37 PM, Kay Schenk <> wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 28, 2015 at 6:22 PM, Patricia Shanahan <> wrote:
>>> I am a very experienced programmer and computer architect, now retired.
>> My
>>> current strongest language is Java, but I have programmed in many
>> languages
>>> and can learn them as needed. My last professional C++ work was in the
>>> 1980's.
>>> Although I am Chair of the Apache River PMC, the types of work it
>>> currently needs, other than the facilitation and reporting I do as Chair,
>>> are outside my areas of expertise. I have time to do some programming
>>> elsewhere.
>>> I have been an OpenOffice user - I started using StarOffice at Sun around
>>> 2000 - but more recently I've switched to LibreOffice because of lack of
>>> OpenOffice releases. I am now downloading OpenOffice 4.1.2.
>>> I have become aware that OpenOffice needs more developers. Despite the
>>> rustiness of my C++, I hope I can help. If so, how should I get started?
>> ​You have wonderful experience, Patricia! ​Thank you for your interest.
>> Stay tuned. We'll be discussing plans and tasks  for the future very soon.
>> Meanwhile, we could certainly use some "architect" eyes on our code. Please
>> weigh in as you see fit.
>> --
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>> MzK
>> “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
>>                                                            --Lao Tzu
> Hello Patricia,
>     You might be interested in the comments in favor of Java use in AOO made
> on this list by Damjan Jovanovic on Oct 15. I'm sorry I can't link to them
> at the moment.
> Francis

Thanks. I've just read the thread. I certainly prefer Java to C++, but I 
rarely have a machine capable of running OpenOffice that does not have 
at least one JRE installed.

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