Introducing CoreHacks

Markus Mohrhard markus.mohrhard at
Tue Mar 10 10:36:09 PDT 2015


On Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 5:20 PM, Noel Grandin <noelgrandin at> wrote:

> I think we have a MediumHack whiteboard tag?

The only reference to that in bugzilla seems to be:


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