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From Andrea Pescetti <pesce...@apache.org>
Subject Re: University student looking for experience in contributing to Open Office.
Date Sat, 07 Nov 2015 17:11:06 GMT
Damjan Jovanovic wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 28, 2015 #PATHANGI JANARDHANAN JATINSHRAVAN# wrote:
>> I have successfully built OpenOffice on Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)  ...
>> The next step I would like to take is, as instructed previously, ask if
>> anyone has any open projects that they would not mind mentoring me on.
>
> Is there anything in particular you would like to develop? I would be
> willing to mentor you.

Hello Jatin,
if you prefer to play more with something specific before figuring out, 
as per Damjan's suggestion, something you wish to work on, you could 
start with a 4.1.2 bug that is currently being discussed.

Apparently Base on Mac OS X (only on Mac OS X) has a bug that makes it 
impossible to create a table in design mode. It will help if you have 
available 4.1.1 (where this works), 4.1.2 (where this is reported to be 
broken) and your own build. You should confirm the bug on 4.1.2 and on 
your own (trunk) build. Then you can try reverting 
https://bz.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=121492 and checking whether 
this fixes the problem. The relevant Bugzilla issue is 
https://bz.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=126622 but it's highly 
recommended to read 
https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=80059 too.

This would be a very nice way to start.

Then, as Damjan wrote, you should tell us your preferences, at least the 
modules you use more often. One medium-size project related to Impress 
could be this one https://bz.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=122494 but 
this depends on your interests.

Regards,
   Andrea.

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