getting started with libreoffice development or a mentor

Michael Meeks michael.meeks at
Wed Oct 10 03:13:54 PDT 2012

Hi there,

On Wed, 2012-10-10 at 13:13 +0530, vikash kumar wrote:
> I am vikash, a recent cse graduate and a old linux and libreoffice
> user. I am looking to contribute to the project,

	Welcome ! :-) good to have you around. One thing to do is to hang out
on IRC and ask questions:, #libreoffice-dev is a good
place to be.

> Please help me get involved in the project. I would really appreciate
> if someone would like to be my mentor to get me started.

	It looks like Markus helped you out with bug#45904 - and no doubt has
some great tasks up his sleeve for people :-)

> Other helps like what should i study and prepare to get involved in
> the development process would also be very helpful. All in all i just
> need the directions to become a part of this community. 

	Overview documentation is sparse; but we're trying to build it in the
README files in the top-level directories: ls */README for example. Of
course, it depends on what you want to hack on as to which one to read -
but reading through them all wouldn't be such a long effort & perhaps
quite useful.

	Looking forward to seeing your work,

	Also - why not try out a simpler task first to get into the flow - such
as a conversion from String to OUString or somesuch ? Perhaps some
dialog migrations using Caolan's nice new layout code ?

	All the best,


michael.meeks at  <><, Pseudo Engineer, itinerant idiot

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