[Libreoffice] [libreoffice-marketing] Tasks for the summer

Nguyen Vu Hung (KiEi) vuhung at ki-ei.com
Sun Jun 12 13:04:23 PDT 2011


I've add libreoffice at lists.freedesktop.org to the CC:
Sorry for the cross-posting but I'd like to hear the voice from the dev 
list as well.

The students who are working on the project are already on the list;
that means, they read your emails.

(2011/06/11 18:29), Tom Davies wrote:
> Hi :)
> Oh, i just remembered about problems in
> 4.  Impress.  A previous coder, Christian, has offered to mentor anyone willing
> to take over because he just doesn't have enough time to get stuck into coding.
> The problem is about linking or embedding sound files and it has driven a couple
> of people back to MS Office's PowerPoint.  There might be something a bit more
> serious in there too but Christian could give details.
I've talked to the students and they said that they like both Impress 
and Base so this sounds a good idea.

Working with experts here is a good opportunity but we don't to slow 
Christian (and experience developers
in general)
> I still think Base is more important because people are more likely to deal with
> Impress anyway.
Do you care explaining why?

> Base desperately needs people, almost as desperately as the
> Documentation Team.
I see, however, I see no tasks related to Base under the idea page

And that there is only an easy hack on bugzilla marked with Base
-> EasyHack: LibreOffice Base - Find and replace

> I think Svg is already being worked on so it might be all
> completed before GsoC starts.
You can consider the team of students as another GSoC team.
They will need to do something else that requires programming.

> Many regards and congrats from
> Tom :)
Keep reading :)
>> Hi :)
>> I don't really know what skill level they currently have
They are all undergraduate students with *some* C++ experience.
>> or what they  need to
>> aim for (i haven't read your links yet).
They want to contribute to LibO, to work with/under LibO hackers and to 
improve themself :)
>> Also i think the  question might be
>> better asked in the devs mailing list rather than  marketing list.  If you
>> wanted
>> ideas for a marketing project this would  be the perfect place.
>> My immediate thoughts  are;
>> 1.  Base would be awesome.
>> a ton of easy hacks  listed.
As stated, I see only on easy hack for Base. Please list or add more hacks.
>> 2.  SVG import and embedding for all  platforms.
Because this task has been assigned to a GSoC team, we will work with 
something else.
>> 3.   Perhaps a collection of Easy Hacks.  Just select a bunch in a single app
>> (such as Base).
>> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/buglist.cgi?status_whiteboard_type=allwordssubstr&query_format=advanced&status_whiteboard=EasyHack&bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED
>> D
>> http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/Easy_Hacks

Starting with some (Impress) easy hacks sounds good.
As we have three students, probably, they will let them work 
independently on different taks.
>> 5.   Perhaps working on a needed Extension might be good?
It is, indeed. But I assume that it is not C++ but some other language 
like Python
will be use if we go for an extension. Is that right?

>> 6.  The most  under-staffed group in TDF at the moment is the Documentation
>> Team.
This is a programming project for students. Sorry :)
>> I have bcc'd  this email to Alex in case he has specific ideas.
Please keep him in the CC.

 From the next emails, the students will ping the dev list with specific 
not the marketing list.

Once again, my apologies for cross-posting.

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

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