[Libreoffice] Promoting LibO to Vietnamese students by completing easy hacks

Nguyen Vu Hung (KiEi) vuhung at ki-ei.com
Wed Apr 20 10:57:20 PDT 2011


I CC'ed Nguyen Hong Quang, the one who has founded MHST.

(2011/04/20 14:47), Cedric Bosdonnat wrote:
> Could you enlighten us about some points about MHST?
Perhaps Mr. Quang can do that better than me :)

> Is it working
> exactly like GSoc (1 student, 1 project, one potential winner) or is it
> more like a team project with one project? This would help us see what
> kind of project(s) is needed for the students.
Mentors and students can team up.
Last year, most team consists of 3 or 4 students.
And the winners are team, not a person in a team.

>> The developers are the mentors and I step back as the one who fill the
>> gaps between
>> the developers and the students.
> Cool! Are there some vietnamese developers that could help mentoring and
> start gaining experience on the LO dev?
I will try but I can not promise anything.
The open source movement in Vietnam is still quite immature; and we find 
it very hard
creating an active Linux users' group. That means, it is even harder 
find FOSS developers.

>>> Sure, but don't go too quickly with the tasks from the GSoc as the
>>> students aren't selected yet.
>> I didn't know that :) Anyway, the deadline for picking an idea is
>> 2011/04/30
> What we can do: you copy the whole lot of ideas now and you remove the
> ones selected for GSoc when Google has announced the selected students.
> This way Vietnamese students can start working on their proposals.
> We can keep some private communication about the topic you know
> vietnamese students are about to pick: I could tell you if you would
> need to redirect the student on another task.
Please send me the list off-list.
> The GSoc ideas page is pretty OK on that point, but not the easy hack
> page. I'ld prefer keeping things on the GSoc ideas page.

And can add more ideas if you have, we have to finish them anyway.

Nguyen Vu Hung (Nguyyễn Vũ Hưng)
LibreOffice, Vietnamese Translation Team.

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