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From Patricia Shanahan <>
Subject Re: Editing Download page
Date Sun, 24 Jul 2016 02:17:51 GMT

Please add "Experienced lead technical writers" to the requested skills. 
See the "Is it time to shut down this effort?" thread.

On 7/22/2016 1:14 PM, Marcus wrote:
> Am 07/22/2016 08:35 PM, schrieb Patricia Shanahan:
>> On 7/22/2016 11:05 AM, Marcus wrote:
>>> Am 07/22/2016 07:45 PM, schrieb Patricia Shanahan:
>>>> I am trying to edit to add a box for
>>>> recruiting developers. It seems to be a rather complicated page, with
>>>> internationalization.
>>> yes, to give the L10n groups the possibility to translate their
>>> webpages. But only the strings. Everything else should be the same look
>>> & feel. Therefore the heavy use of scripting.
>> The new box should probably follow conventions, but we really need
>> written English competence for AOO developers, because this mailing list
>> and a lot of the web pages are in English.
> this is not mentioned in any way on the "get-involved.html" webpage.
> Should we add this there also?
> Of course no native speaker level is need. But somehow a level that
> makes it not too difficult to communicate (mails, Bugzilla, source code
> comments, etc.).
>>>> If anyone is familiar with how to edit it, and has time to help me,
>>>> please reply.
>>> Maybe you have overlooked my previous answer on your "Attracting new
>>> developers" thread. ;-) I'll look on the weekend for the necessary
>>> updates.
>> I didn't interpret it as a commitment to do the changes, and I am in a
>> Just Do It mood this week. If you can do the changes, great.
>> The images etc. for an orange box are already there, are not currently
>> being used, and I think orange would be an appropriate color. I would
>> like to see it go fairly high up on the page, perhaps immediately above
>> the "share" box.
> OK, I'll take this into account. Unfortunately, the orange icon is the
> one for a download and not the share icon.
>> The key skills we need most urgently right now seem to be application
>> build tools and C++ programming. Anything else?
> My technical additions need a bit more time but in the meantime here are
> my text suggestions:
> Box headline:
> "Developers Needed"
> Box text:
> "Are you a software developer with C++ skills or have you deeper
> knowledge about building software? Do you like to work in open source
> projects and you are familar with the English language? Then come to us
> and help Apache OpenOffice to grow."
> Box mouse-over:
> "The Apache OpenOffice project need software developers to grow its base"
> Not perfect but a start - for discussion and improvement.
> Marcus
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