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Hi :)
I don't really know what skill level they currently have or what they need to 
aim for (i haven't read your links yet).  Also i think the question might be 
better asked in the devs mailing list rather than marketing list.  If you wanted 
ideas for a marketing project this would be the perfect place.  

My immediate thoughts are;

1.  Base would be awesome.  Any work on it would be fantastic.  A good place to 
earn a good reputation if the skills are up to it!  I don't think anyone is 
really working on it now but there are a few people that could help with some 
guidance, eg Alex Thurgood if he has time and i guess there would still be 
mentors on the coding side.  It is a huge challenge although there are probably 
a ton of easy hacks listed.  

2.  SVG import and embedding for all platforms.  Apparently it is done for 
Windows versions but not Mac, nor other Bsd nor even Linux!  Usually linux stuff 
gets done first apparently as it's easier to port to the other platforms (except 
possibly it's not so easy to port to Windows as it is to port to Mac).

3.  Perhaps a collection of Easy Hacks.  Just select a bunch in a single app 
(such as Base).

4.  Perhaps working on a needed Extension might be good?  I don't know of one 
but there are lots for OpenOffice that haven't been migrated to official TDF 
servers.  Apparently a lot have been pushed into main-line LibreOffice but there 
might be something there.  

5.  The most under-staffed group in TDF at the moment is the Documentation 
Team.  They have just had 3 new people join last week and those 3 have already 
done a ton of excellent work but more people are needed.  It is a very friendly 
& helpful team so working there is quite rewarding.  I guess this doesn't count 
as coding because they don't usually even need to use mark-up language but it is 
the most critically short-staffed area in TDF right now and there is a ton of 
work to do urgently.  

I have bcc'd this email to Alex in case he has specific ideas.  There are other 
people that know quite a lot about databases, particularly Base, but his is the 
name i remember most clearly most easily.  

Regards from
Tom :)

----- Original Message ----
From: Nguyen Vu Hung (KiEi) <>
Sent: Sat, 11 June, 2011 11:00:09
Subject: [libreoffice-marketing] Tasks for the summer

Hello all,

Regarding the "MHST" that we have proposed 2 months  ago[1],
the good news is that our idea has been accepted and three students  will
join the fun!

Well, now I want you ask/confirm some  points.

1. The students want to work with some standalone app
However,  IMO, working on adding a new feature to the LibO will be more fun.
Please let  me know how do you think.

2. We need a list of the ideas registered to  GSoC[2]
so that we can pick an idea (a task for this summer)

3. New  ideas that are not in the list [2] are OK, too :)



Nguyen Vu Hung (Nguye^~n Vu~ Hu+ng)
LibreOffice, Vietnamese Translation  Team.

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