Gsoc request for guidance

Heiko Tietze tietze.heiko at
Wed Feb 28 08:11:45 UTC 2018

Hi Fady,

Welcome to LibreOffice! "Download" is a quite unspecific description of what you did before things went wrong (please don't *download* sources via zip). We have guides on our wiki [1] how to set-up the environment and a recent blog post [2] that recaps everything. Once you can build, you should read the GSoC intro [3] and find some easy hacks [4] to prove your coding skills. Ideally those patches show your expertise in an area where your want to contribute later. For ideas take a look at this page [5].

Hope you enjoy the time with LibreOffice,
Heiko (UX mentor)


On 28.02.2018 08:58, fady esam wrote:
> Hi I am Fady Essam 3rd year student at faculty of computer engineering ASU university, i have been using libre office for so long on my linux machine and i would like to contribute to that awesome open source project but i have run into sone problemsĀ 
> - I downloaded the source code (the tar file) but it told me that it was a corrupted fileĀ 
> -i am really good at c/c++ and java and have done many projects with them.. What should i do now to make myself good enough for a gsoc application?
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Dr. Heiko Tietze
UX designer
Tel. +49 (0)179/1268509

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