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From JZA <>
Subject Re: I want to support OO development
Date Sun, 11 Sep 2016 14:49:58 GMT
Bare in mind most of AOO is based on C++ code. So this would be most of the
actual development time. There are many bugs that have been documentated,
so before squashing them, you should read the wiki and also consult the
list for possible outdated documentation. This is one of the biggest
hurdles to get really into AOO.

On Sun, Sep 11, 2016 at 7:36 AM, Patricia Shanahan <> wrote:

> Welcome aboard!
> On 9/11/2016 3:40 AM, Peter Kovacs wrote:
>> Hello Open Office Dev Community,
>> Dennis E. Hamilton forwarded my message to this list. Thank you for this
>> activity. I was in the opinion that I have no time and therefore can not
>> join the list or help.
>> However OpenOffice devlopment is on my mind for a complete week now. So
>> I decided I free up time and will focus on developing for Apache Open
>> Office.
>> The activity of freeing up time is not that easy, and I am still working
>> on it. So for starters I will use 4h per week for OO trying to move up
>> to 8h.
>> However I have to solve some other topics for this.
> Whatever time you can spend will be useful and valued.
> ...
>> Long story short. I know
>> # a lot of languages badly
>> # a language that is itself a mess.
>> # how to development in crappy envoirments.
>> I value
>> # maintainability
>> # necessary documentation
>> # comments
>> # smart easy to use code.
>> I would privatly like to achieve to improve
>>  #  build times
>>  #  maintainability
> In the long term, work on the build system would be extremely valuable.
> That would make it easier to convert initial interest to long term
> contributions.
> In the short term, we are preparing release 4.1.3. We need to get all the
> changes checked in. After than, the more building and testing the better.
> I made some changes recently to the step-by-step instructions for Windows,
> e_AOO/Step_by_step#Windows_7.2C_Windows_8.1. They should be tested by
> building on a machine that has not previously been used to build OpenOffice.
> There is an ongoing activity that needs good user skills without requiring
> immediate programming: Monitoring bug tracking at
> Each new bug report needs to be tested to see
> if it reproduces. If there is insufficient information to reproduce it, the
> bug report needs a comment saying so and requesting additional information.
> If you can reproduce a bug you can do as much analysis as you have time for.
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Alexandro Colorado
Apache OpenOffice Contributor
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