Base project in GSoC 2012

Waqas Iftikhar coldheartpks at
Sat Mar 24 01:48:01 PDT 2012

Thank you sir!

On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 11:30 PM, Waqas Iftikhar <coldheartpks at>wrote:

> I am writing about the LibreOffice Base project in GSoC 2012. I
> am interested in open source development particularly in all ex-Sun Micro
> systems open source products. I am from Pakistan, currently in my junior
> year of undergraduate studies in computer sciences at FAST-NU Lahore. I
> have extensive experience of working on open source systems at Software
> Engineering Research Centre (SERC) at FAST-NU Lahore under the guidance of
> Dr. Fakhar Lodhi.
> At Software Engineering Research Centre in FAST-NU Lahore I have worked
> inside the source code of MySQL. My team and I have worked on the solution
> to various bugs in MySQL namely Bug # 20093, Bug #50675, Bug 54034 and Bug#
> 50507. We have studied the code base of MySQL extensively. Our next project
> due in SERC is embedding MySQL/SQLite as a default in LibreOffice Base
> which happens to be the same thing you want to be implemented in GSoC 2012.
> We have already started scratch work on it (building LibreOffice and SQLite
> and then embedding SQLite under Base).
> There are a few queries regarding GSoC 2012. First, my understanding about
> your GSoC requirement is that you want SQLite working as a default in place
> of HSQL database in Base of LibreOffice. The pre requisite written on
> LibreOffice GSoC profile says that you need to solve one of the Easy Hack
> Programming Tasks but one of the easy hack programming task matches up with
> the GSoC 2012 idea of Base. Second, I cannot find out the development
> mailing list for this project. Please clarify these issues to me.
> --
> Regards Waqas

Regards Waqas
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