Introducing CoreHacks

Markus Mohrhard markus.mohrhard at
Sun Mar 8 11:44:01 PDT 2015


our EasyHacks are a nice way for new contributors to start working on
LibreOffice and get a feeling for the code base. As we discussed in the ESC
we are not doing a good job to help these people migrate from solving
EasyHacks to doing normal LibreOffice development independently of a mentor.

The problem of not being able to help them means that some of them are
stuck in working on EasyHacks for a long time. This creates several
problems for us:

* no new blood in the core developers
* "experienced" developers solve tasks that need core developers as mentors
* may interesting projects are never done

To mitigate these issue I'm pleased to announce Core Hacks (ideas for a
better name are appreciated), the missing step between Easy Hacks and core
developers. A Core Hack is still a mentored task but requires more
independent work from the developer. I have created a wiki page [1] where I
currently list the ones that I know and where you can add your own ideas.

I ask all developers to look out for people who have solved a few easy
hacks already and who should maybe move on to the next step.


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