Your GSoC project - first step
Daniel Bankston [danthedev]
daniel.dev.libreoffice at gmail.com
Mon Apr 23 19:11:29 PDT 2012
On 04/23/2012 06:07 PM, Kohei Yoshida wrote:
> Hi Daniel,
> First of all, welcome aboard for GSoC 2012! We are very excited to
> have you work on Calc's performance improvement this summer.
> According to the official GSoC timeline, we should spend the first
> couple of weeks getting to know your mentors (which is, me and
> Markus), read documentation, and get up to speed on your project. I
> assume that, since you've already worked on two easy hacks, you
> already know how to build, hack, and submit patches using git enough
> to get started. If not, you are welcome to ask us for help.
> I talked with Markus briefly, and we think that as a starter, we
> should stay on the xlsx import code and make a few more improvements
> there before moving on to other areas. We have already covered the
> named ranges import, and now we will shift our focus to cell value
> import, and hopefully make it a bit faster than it currently is. The
> first thing we'd like you to do toward this goal is to create a test
> xlsx document, and add it to our filters-test. Markus knows more
> about this filters-test framework, so I'll let him fill you in on the
> Last but not least, can you give us a brief introduction of yourself
> now that you are officially in? :-)
> Looking forward to working with you this summer!
I am excited and grateful to be able to work on the GSOC Calc
performance improvements project!
Yes, I have had the opportunity to speak to both you and Markus on
different occasions in the past few weeks, and I'm glad to have you as
my mentors. For documentation, I have been using a combination of
docs.libreoffice.org, grepping the code on my own file system, and
sometimes miscellaneous other ways. I also have looked into your editor
recommendation and your class diagram. Are there other recommendations
for documentation other than these? Yes, I am comfortable building,
hacking, and submitting patches using git. As I've stated before, I
will be mostly busy with end of the semester school assignments and
finals until the end of the first week of May. Even so, I will do what
I can on LibreOffice related tasks.
As for the filters-test framework and test xslx document, I look forward
to learning more.
An introduction of myself:
I am from Mississippi, USA and joined the United States Marine Corps
upon graduating high school. I traveled to places in the USA like South
Carolina, North Carolina, and California, but I spent the majority of my
time in Okinawa, Japan. In the USMC, I performed many duties, but I was
primarily the IT Support for my unit. I was Honorably Discharged after
five years of service and came back to Mississippi. A year later, I
started attending college to pursue my dream of becoming a software
developer. I currently plan to graduate in December of this year with a
BS in Software Engineering. Although I have yet to gain professional
experience developing software, I have worked on several different
programming assignments and software projects during my school course
work, and I have experimented with software development outside of
school. Inside and outside of school work, I have had the opportunity
to use general development technologies such C, C++, Java, and Python
and web development technologies such as HTML, CSS, jQuery, Java EE, and
PHP. Once I obtain my degree, I aim to be employed as a full time
software developer, and I am willing to relocate.
Once again, thank you, Kohei, Markus, and the LibreOffice community, for
allowing me to work on LibreOffice as a part of this year's GSOC.
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