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Chris Sherlock chris.sherlock79 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 6 00:37:00 UTC 2016

On 6 Feb 2016, at 10:23 AM, ty armour <aarmour at cipmail.org> wrote:
> I am looking for tutorials on how to basically write every aspect of libreoffice so that I and indeed anyone can contribute useful and meaningful code.

We have wiki.documentfoundation.org

> I mean every aspect of writing libre office. from your version of word to your version of powerpoint. I need tutorials and theories for every line of code.

That’s probably never going to happen - though more documentation is always great, there’s a certain level of code reading ability you need if you want to hack on the core code :-)

> Also, you might consider writing an online version of libre office and make it compatable with word. 

Already started :-)

https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/gitweb?p=online.git;a=blob;f=loolwsd/README;hb=HEAD <https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/gitweb?p=online.git;a=blob;f=loolwsd/README;hb=HEAD>
> I dont know if you guys have compatability so that I can open word documents and powerpoint documents in libre office. if you do cool if not then add another tutorial.

Ummm… we’ve been doing this for years. 

> but yeah I need tutorials on all of the code so that I and anyone can help contribute to libre office and make it better.

Any contributions are always greatfully accepted! Try https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development <https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development> 

> also, you might consider making a windows version or compiling this software with cygwin or mingw and posting tutorials on that.

We do this already.

https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/BuildingOnWindows <https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/BuildingOnWindows>
> get creative and the more tutorials the better, because then anyone and everyone can contribute meaningful code.

We’re always looking for folks to help us document the codebase :-) Developing LibreOffice can have a steep learning curve, but if I could recommend the first thing to do is to use git to get the source code, then build it successfully, then hack away!

I find that http://opengrok.libreoffice.org <http://opengrok.libreoffice.org/> is a great start if you want to just read the codebase. 

Once you start finding things to fix, then have a look at the gerrit pages on the Wiki. 

Welcome aboard :-) Great to see folks who want to contribute, we’re pretty friendly and there’s a place for everyone. What programming skills do you have, out of interest?

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