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From Parvathy Neelakandan <parvath...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Introduction of: R J Wahl
Date Mon, 23 Oct 2017 04:48:20 GMT
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On 23 Oct 2017 4:52 a.m., "Bopamo Osaisai" <bopamo@gmail.com> wrote:

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> On Sun, Oct 22, 2017 at 6:59 PM Chris Su <chris.h.su26@gmail.com> wrote:
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> > On Sun, Oct 22, 2017 at 9:58 PM Jason Hertz <hert0066@gmail.com> wrote:
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> > > On Sun, Oct 22, 2017 at 2:45 PM, Peter Kovacs <Petko@apache.org>
> wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hi David,
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Let me point out that we do not work Hierarchial. This might be
> > strange,
> > > > but thats how it is. The focus is on your desicion. You decide the
> > > amount,
> > > > and the activity. There is no responsibility to do anything, only the
> > > > respect from those that are interested in OpenOffice when you get
> > > involved.
> > > > We currently have no company that is looking for any positions. :P
> > > >
> > > > I understand that a lot of people have difficulties with this
> approach,
> > > so
> > > > I try to give some lead. And usually Recruitment is quite quiet,
> since
> > it
> > > > has only the purpose to be an entrypoint for newcommers to give some
> > > > orientation and space. We hope that they join the community and get
> > > > involved there. If there is in need or you have some Questions that
> you
> > > > feel fit on recruitment then feel free to do so. The Recruiters
> (where
> > I
> > > > think I am the most active one) will try our best to support.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > In general the Bugzilla Bugtracker has a lot of tasks where one can
> > find
> > > > something to do. (I think over 3K open request, a lot of them
> Rubbish,
> > > old
> > > > whishes or whatever).
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > We currently have following dev Topics in Discussion:
> > > >
> > > > # There is the general Idea to do some generic Code maintenance by
> > > > replaceing the good ols C arrays with the more modern Container based
> > > > approches.
> > > >
> > > > # TOP Community Issue is that under certain conditions OpenOffice
> > writes
> > > > rubbish to disk, destroying all users work. It is currently in
> > Analysis.
> > > >
> > > > # Our Microsoft compatibility sucks. There is the Idea to integrate
> > OOXML
> > > > from Apache POI. This is kind of difficult since we use a SAX API and
> > POI
> > > > does not support that, plus has limitations.
> > > >
> > > > # We still use 20 year old dmake. Damjan is migrating to gmake
> toolset,
> > > > maybe this could be supported.
> > > >
> > > > # pushing next Release to public: i think we have work to do to iron
> > out
> > > > bugs so we cann call it stable. The dream is we manage it this year.
> > (So
> > > > far we also dreamed of releasing 4.1.4 in Q1 maybe Q2.)
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > I recommend to try build OpenOffice first. The build Process has a
> > charm
> > > > on its own and the Code is also not very intuitive. So participating
> is
> > > not
> > > > easy task.
> > > >
> > > > In all questions the dev Mailing list is the place to talk to.
> > > >
> > > > Since all Volunteers are doing this in their freetime, sometimes you
> > need
> > > > to have patience and be persistant. If you assume that everybody has
> > > around
> > > > the time for this Project as you, you are not so far from the truth I
> > > > believe.
> > > >
> > > > You are free and welcome to help as you think best. Sorry to stress
> > that
> > > a
> > > > bit. ;)
> > > >
> > > > If none of the active topics suits you I can try and dig some other
> > stuff
> > > > out. No issue. Could take a while thought.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > I hope this helps you and you have interest enough to make your way
> > into
> > > > the Project. :)
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > So data sientist?! Well I am happen to be active in that Area
> (roughly
> > > > lol). So what you are looking into? SAS or more in python and R ? -
> > Just
> > > > courious.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Have Fun!
> > > >
> > > > All the Best
> > > >
> > > > Peter
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > On 22.10.2017 20:08, David Larson wrote:
> > > >
> > > >>
> > > >> I have been waiting for some time to see message activity here that
> > > makes
> > > >> sense.  It has been pretty quiet. Thanks for your reply.
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> I am an experienced software engineer with skills in C, C++,
> Assembly,
> > > >> Java, SQL and so on, in addition to constantly learning new skills.
> > > Let me
> > > >> turn your question around.   I am willing to take a chance to help
> > > >> volunteer a little of my time to make OpenOffice better. What do you
> > > want
> > > >> me to do?   I don't have much spare time while I strive to pivot my
> > > career
> > > >> toward data analysis and find a job  opportunity near me (or remote
> > > access)
> > > >> that doesn't include hidden age discrimination.  Do you have a list
> of
> > > >> tasks available?  Are you interested in adding new tasks such as
> > fixing
> > > the
> > > >> spreadsheet filtering bug?   I signed up expecting to see some
> > activity
> > > and
> > > >> instructions on how to get started helping that I could focus on a
> > task
> > > to
> > > >> help such as debugging, fixing something, code reviewing, mentoring
> > > making
> > > >> unit tests or even reproducing bugs.  My last email was both to
> > declare
> > > >> OpenOffice as still being a worthwhile product and suggest possible
> > > ideas
> > > >> that occur to me.
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> Getting to know people  with similar interests but different
> > > perspectives
> > > >> while helping is a plus.   Nobody knows my accomplishments except
my
> > > former
> > > >> job coworkers because I haven't been a social media type person
> trying
> > > to
> > > >> promote everything I do and I haven't yet placed any of my personal
> > > >> projects on public github repositories.  I prefer to spend most of
> my
> > > time
> > > >> focused on accomplishing the next something.
> > > >>
> > > >> Best regards,
> > > >> David
> > > >>
> > > >> www.linkedin.com/in/davidmlarson
> > > >> twitter @dynadml
> > > >>
> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > > >> *From:* Peter Kovacs <Petko@Apache.org>
> > > >> *Sent:* Sunday, October 22, 2017 10:24 AM
> > > >> *To:* recruitment@openoffice.apache.org; David Larson
> > > >> *Cc:* arjaywoodmaster@gmail.com
> > > >> *Subject:* Re: Introduction of: R J Wahl
> > > >>
> > > >> Hi David Larson,
> > > >>
> > > >> What do you want? This list is ment for people who are interested
in
> > > >> joining OpenOffice to improve the application OpenOffice.
> > > >> Nothing more nothing less.
> > > >>
> > > >> Do you want to join or are you looking for coworkers?
> > > >>
> > > >> All the best
> > > >> Peter
> > > >>
> > > >> On 21.10.2017 14:45, David Larson wrote:
> > > >> > I use openoffice portable so its handy when I need it but out
of
> the
> > > >> way (not using computer resources when I don't use it).  I do the
> same
> > > with
> > > >> the chrome browser as it launches too many processes for my tastes.
> >  I
> > > >> don't use Microsoft Office as its too integrated with the OS.  I
> want
> > my
> > > >> computer to be like a transformer Lamborghini not  an overburdened
> > bus.
> > > I
> > > >> put 32gb of ram in each of my computers and I still feel that way
> as I
> > > have
> > > >> my own plans for the data space.
> > > >> >
> > > >> >
> > > >> > One slightly annoying behavior of openoffice to fix is sometimes
> > when
> > > I
> > > >> start it the first time it complains about needing to clean up and
> > quits
> > > >> before starting but it works the second time I try, however then it
> > > tends
> > > >> to state it is recovering documents I last worked on when I already
> > have
> > > >> them saved and puts them into a read only state.  In addition, there
> > is
> > > >> document formats that probably need to be added. On the ancient
> side,
> > > there
> > > >> is Wordstar which I discovered I still have old resumes written in
> and
> > > have
> > > >> to resort to a different tool to recover their valuable content. 
On
> > the
> > > >> current side, I am suspicious that the latest Word like formats
> > > supported
> > > >> are getting stale with the Office fans out there.  Hopefully these
> are
> > > not
> > > >> beyond our reach.   I don't personally care about spreadsheet file
> > > formats
> > > >> at this time as I only use them for my own experiments nor for
> > > presentation
> > > >> formats usually although I may care for those soon.   I do care
> about
> > > some
> > > >> recent new spreadsheet misbehaviors with moderately sized data sets
> I
> > > have
> > > >> been seeing which I don't like... mostly regarding auto filters that
> > > cause
> > > >> weird results that are difficult to undo.  This problem interferes
> > with
> > > my
> > > >> efforts to develop the information I need for a special new kindle
> > book
> > > on
> > > >> SQL. Do we have a comprehensive list of the latest formats, bugs,
> and
> > > >> important features that should be supported but may not be?
> > > >> >
> > > >> >
> > > >> > Note I am willing to use github for public projects and I am
using
> > > >> Atlassian Bitbucket for my private projects as I can have 4
> coworkers
> > > in it
> > > >> for free in that we can use to get started saving the world from
> data
> > > >> overload.
> > > >> >
> > > >> >
> > > >> >
> > > >> > ________________________________
> > > >> > From: Andrea Pescetti <pescetti@apache.org>
> > > >> > Sent: Saturday, October 21, 2017 12:44 AM
> > > >> > To: recruitment@openoffice.apache.org
> > > >> > Cc: arjaywoodmaster@gmail.com
> > > >> > Subject: Re: Introduction of: R J Wahl
> > > >> >
> > > >> > CCing R J for the answer below. When someone is new, please reply
> to
> > > >> > list+sender. R J, you may want to subscribe to the list, see
> > > >> > https://openoffice.apache.org/mailing-lists.html#recruitment
> > > >> -mailing-list-public
> > > >> Mailing Lists - Apache OpenOffice - Project Website <
> > > >> https://openoffice.apache.org/mailing-lists.html#recruitmen
> > > >> t-mailing-list-public>
> > > >> openoffice.apache.org
> > > >> Mailing Lists Apache OpenOffice Public Mailing Lists¶ We welcome
you
> > to
> > > >> join our mailing lists and let us know about your thoughts or ideas
> > > about
> > > >> Apache OpenOffice.
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> > Mailing Lists - Apache OpenOffice - Project Website<
> > > >> https://openoffice.apache.org/mailing-lists.html#rec
> > > >> ruitment-mailing-list-public>
> > > >> Mailing Lists - Apache OpenOffice - Project Website <
> > > >> https://openoffice.apache.org/mailing-lists.html#recruitmen
> > > >> t-mailing-list-public>
> > > >> openoffice.apache.org
> > > >> Mailing Lists Apache OpenOffice Public Mailing Lists¶ We welcome
you
> > to
> > > >> join our mailing lists and let us know about your thoughts or ideas
> > > about
> > > >> Apache OpenOffice.
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> > openoffice.apache.org
> > > >> > Mailing Lists Apache OpenOffice Public Mailing Lists¶ We welcome
> you
> > > to
> > > >> join our mailing lists and let us know about your thoughts or ideas
> > > about
> > > >> Apache OpenOffice.
> > > >> >
> > > >> >
> > > >> >
> > > >> > . Andrea.
> > > >> >
> > > >> > On 20/10/2017 David Larson wrote:
> > > >> >> Hi R J,
> > > >> >>
> > > >> >> What programming languages are you learning/using and what
are
> your
> > > >> interests?
> > > >> >>
> > > >> >>
> > > >> >> ________________________________
> > > >> >> From: Arjay Woodmaster <arjaywoodmaster@gmail.com>
> > > >> >> Sent: Friday, October 20, 2017 11:50 AM
> > > >> >> To: recruitment@openoffice.apache.org
> > > >> >> Subject: Introduction of: R J Wahl
> > > >> >>
> > > >> >> Hi I am R J Wahl.
> > > >> >> I am from South Africa.
> > > >> >> I am interested in general programming, computers and heavy
> metal.
> > > >> >>
> > > >> >> I decided to look at open source projects as a learning curve
> > towards
> > > >> >> becoming a better programmer.
> > > >> >>
> > > >> >> Thanks
> > > >> >> R J Wahl
> > > >> >>
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >
> > >
> >
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