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Hi :)  
Christian posted a very positive message to this thread.  So, Impress seems to 
be the best option on all sides.  

However, the ideas were only my own opinion and my own vague memories.  You have 
researched them well.  So, i think you can trust your own (and the students) 

Regards from 
Tom :)

----- Original Message ----
From: Nguyen Vu Hung (KiEi) <>
Cc: Tom Davies <>;
Sent: Sun, 12 June, 2011 21:04:23
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-marketing] Tasks for the summer


I've add to the CC:
Sorry for the cross-posting but I'd like to hear the voice from  the dev 
list as well.

The students who are working on the project are  already on the list;
that means, they read your emails.

(2011/06/11  18:29), Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
Oh, i just remembered about  problems in

4.  Impress.  A previous coder, Christian,  has offered to mentor anyone 
to take over because he just  doesn't have enough time to get stuck into 
The problem is about  linking or embedding sound files and it has driven a 
of people  back to MS Office's PowerPoint.  There might be something a bit  
serious in there too but Christian could give details.
I've  talked to the students and they said that they like both Impress 
and Base so  this sounds a good idea.

Working with experts here is a good opportunity  but we don't to slow 
Christian (and experience developers
in  general)
I still think Base is more important because people are more  likely to deal 
Impress anyway.
Do you care explaining  why?

Base desperately needs people, almost as desperately as  the
Documentation Team.
I see, however, I see no tasks related to  Base under the idea page

And that  there is only an easy hack on bugzilla marked with Base
-> EasyHack:  LibreOffice Base - Find and replace

I think Svg  is already being worked on so it might be all
completed before GsoC  starts.
You can consider the team of students as another GSoC team.
They  will need to do something else that requires programming.

Many  regards and congrats from
Tom :)
Keep reading  :)

Hi :)
I don't really know what  skill level they currently have
They are all undergraduate students with  *some* C++ experience.
or what they  need to
aim  for (i haven't read your links yet).
They want to contribute to LibO, to work  with/under LibO hackers and to 
improve themself :)
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.
a ton of easy hacks  listed.
As stated, I see only  on easy hack for Base. Please list or add more hacks.

 2.  SVG import and embedding for all  platforms.
Because this task  has been assigned to a GSoC team, we will work with 
something  else.
3.   Perhaps a collection of Easy Hacks.  Just  select a bunch in a single 
(such as  Base).


Starting  with some (Impress) easy hacks sounds good.
As we have three students,  probably, they will let them work 
independently on different  taks.
5.   Perhaps working on a needed Extension might be  good?
It is, indeed. But I assume that it is not C++ but some other language 
like Python
will be use if we go for an extension. Is that  right?

6.  The most   under-staffed group in TDF at the moment is the 
This is a programming project for students. Sorry :)
I have  bcc'd  this email to Alex in case he has specific ideas.
Please keep him  in the CC.

 From the next emails, the students will ping the dev list  with specific 
not the marketing list.

Once again, my  apologies for cross-posting.

Nguyen Vu Hung (Nguyyễn Vũ  Hưng)
LibreOffice, Vietnamese Translation Team.

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