Introducing CoreHacks

Noel Grandin noelgrandin at
Tue Mar 10 09:20:48 PDT 2015

I think we have a MediumHack whiteboard tag?

On Sunday, 8 March 2015, Markus Mohrhard <markus.mohrhard at>

> Hey,
> 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.
> Regards,
> Markus
> [1]
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