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From Andrea Pescetti <>
Subject Re:
Date Sun, 04 Feb 2018 14:52:13 GMT
Wai Hung Chan wrote:
> Hi, I am interested in contributing to Open Office as a developer and
> tester.
> I have more than twenty years of c/c++ experience.

Welcome! You will feel at home with 20 years of experience, as the 
codebase actually still uses some old C++ coding paradigms...

Your first step will be to build OpenOffice from source, on your 
favorite operating system. Linux tends to be easiest, but as you already 
have familiarity with development any other platform will be OK.

You will find the generic instructions at
and some OS-specific tips at

Please let us know if you encounter any difficulties; we'll be ready to 
help; otherwise, just ping us back when you have a build and we will 
have some tasks ready for you.

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