lessons learned from hackfests

Riccardo Magliocchetti riccardo.magliocchetti at gmail.com
Sun Oct 25 07:38:56 PDT 2015

Il 25/10/2015 12:26, Wols Lists ha scritto:
> On 25/10/15 10:50, Riccardo Magliocchetti wrote:
>> Hello,
>> during the next libreitalia conference we are going to host a 4 hours
>> development session. The plan is to help more people getting started
>> hacking on libo.
>> Given such a short time frame how is this time better spent from your
>> own experience? What do you think is more important to tackle? helping
>> people getting setting up their machines, explaining libo tools /
>> development, going straight to easy hacks or something else?
> How long is a piece of string? Can you have multiple streams?

I'm not following you here :)

> Personally, I'd focus on the point after doing a "git pull", and how to
> set up your machine ready to push to gerrit, then how to use the
> bugzilla and easy hacks through to actually pushing your first trivial
> fixes.

this sounds like a plan

> The thing is, different people are going to hit different roadblocks.
> You'll get people who need hand-holding through git, people who struggle
> with C++, etc etc. It'd be nice to cater for them, but there are other
> avenues open to them. Focus on the LO-specific stuff.

Yeah, hopefully people with different skills can talk to and help each other.

> After that, try and explain the background as to how writer, calc, etc
> work internally - give people an overview so they can program easier.

I don't think we have enough time for that, but of course we can provide pointers.


Riccardo Magliocchetti


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