Wai Hung Chan wrote:
Hi, I am interested in contributing to Open Office as a developer and
I have more than twenty years of c/c++ experience.

Welcome! You will feel at home with 20 years of experience, as the codebase actually still uses some old C++ coding paradigms...

Your first step will be to build OpenOffice from source, on your favorite operating system. Linux tends to be easiest, but as you already have familiarity with development any other platform will be OK.

You will find the generic instructions at
and some OS-specific tips at

Please let us know if you encounter any difficulties; we'll be ready to help; otherwise, just ping us back when you have a build and we will have some tasks ready for you.

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