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Am 11.06.2011 13:29, schrieb Tom Davies:
Oh, i just remembered about problems in 

4.  Impress.  

+100  :-)

A previous coder, Christian, has offered to mentor anyone willing 
to take over because he just doesn't have enough time to get stuck into coding.  
The problem is about linking or embedding sound files and it has driven a couple 
of people back to MS Office's PowerPoint.  There might be something a bit more 
serious in there too but Christian could give details.

I still think Base is more important because people are more likely to deal with 
Impress anyway.  Base desperately needs people, almost as desperately as the 
Documentation Team.  I think Svg is already being worked on so it might be all 
completed before GsoC starts.

Many regards and congrats from
Tom :)

----- Original Message ----
From: Tom Davies <>
Sent: Sat, 11 June, 2011 12:19:32
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-marketing] Tasks for the summer

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 

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 

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 

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 

gets done first  apparently as it's easier to port to the other platforms 

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).

5.   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 

might be something there.  

6.  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 

& helpful team so working there is quite rewarding.  I guess this  doesn't 

as coding because they don't usually even need to use mark-up  language but it 

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 

people that know quite a lot about databases, particularly Base, but his is  

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 
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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