Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module

2016-09-03 Thread Patricia Shanahan


> On Sep 3, 2016, at 09:41, Ed Fallin  wrote:
> 
> Hi there Phillip and Patricia —
> 
> Thanks for your e-mails.  Is now the right time not to send to all?  I’m 
> happy to avoid that but, I don’t want to be a lurker.

I have requested creation of a recruitment mailing list. Once created it will 
be a home for new people to work together on getting started. Meanwhile, dev@ 
is a good place. 

> I have a Mac and I have two Windows boxes, I don’t know the details but if 
> people think it’s worth it, maybe I could install a Linux partition on one of 
> those.  I use Visual Studio, now 2015 edition, and I’ve used Xcode with Obj-C 
> and Swift a bit, but if there’s a free/ish version of another IDE you 
> recommend, I can install that.

There is an urgent need for building and testing on Mac. It is our second most 
popular user platform, after Windows.


> Re where I live, it’s Los Angeles, in Koreatown which is central, near 
> downtown.
> 
> I’ll start diving into “how to get started” on the site further, but any 
> brief look-here directions anyone is willing to offer will help, and if 
> anyone is willing to say they’ll provide (very brief) go-here help / a little 
> extra review for C++, that would be great.  I always work TDD or test-bound 
> as I call it ( == test before any first use ), but I could miss things. 
> 
> Otherwise I’ll try to work solely from the join-lists direction and other 
> advice on the site.
> 
> PS, Love this:  This message optimized for indexing by NSA PRISM
> 
> Proceeding slowly but surely.
> — Ed Fallin
> 
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Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module

2016-09-03 Thread Ed Fallin
Hi there Phillip and Patricia —

Thanks for your e-mails.  Is now the right time not to send to all?  I’m happy 
to avoid that but, I don’t want to be a lurker.

So, it’s interesting that some is C++ and some Java, and Yes I think the Java 
side will be easy to pick up, but I’ll aim to work on both.  My contributions 
may not be massive, but I will try to at least have a steadyish drip-drip-drip 
after ramp-up time.  Mixed metaphor.

I have a Mac and I have two Windows boxes, I don’t know the details but if 
people think it’s worth it, maybe I could install a Linux partition on one of 
those.  I use Visual Studio, now 2015 edition, and I’ve used Xcode with Obj-C 
and Swift a bit, but if there’s a free/ish version of another IDE you 
recommend, I can install that.

Re where I live, it’s Los Angeles, in Koreatown which is central, near downtown.

I’ll start diving into “how to get started” on the site further, but any brief 
look-here directions anyone is willing to offer will help, and if anyone is 
willing to say they’ll provide (very brief) go-here help / a little extra 
review for C++, that would be great.  I always work TDD or test-bound as I call 
it ( == test before any first use ), but I could miss things. 

Otherwise I’ll try to work solely from the join-lists direction and other 
advice on the site.

PS, Love this:  This message optimized for indexing by NSA PRISM

Proceeding slowly but surely.
— Ed Fallin




Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module

2016-09-03 Thread Patricia Shanahan

Welcome aboard, Ed.

More comments interleaved.

On 9/2/2016 11:44 PM, Phillip Rhodes wrote:

Welcome to the project, Ed.  Don't sweat the lack of C++ experience.  Not
everything is in C++, and
you can pick up the C++ knowledge as you go.  I'm in a little bit of the
same boat, as I *was* a C++
programmer - about 15 years ago.   It's been quite a while for me, so I'm
going to have to basically
relearn C++ to get into AOO development.  But hey, it'll be a fun
experience in it's own right anyway!


Specifically, some of the code is in Java, which a C# programmer may 
pick up even quicker than C++.




As to the rest of your questions, I'll defer to other more experienced
members of the project to offer
their commentary.


Cheers,


Phil

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On Fri, Sep 2, 2016 at 10:25 PM, Ed Fallin  wrote:


Hello there —

Having read an article in Ars about your difficulties keeping a large
group on the project, I’d like to join.  It looks like you have a C++ code
base, whereas my experience is primarily in C#.  I have touched on and read
upon C++ though.  My day job is a dev in a C# base, and I’m doing some of
my own stuff in that technology of an evening, primarily web-facing with an
emphasis on using abstraction and design to enhance feature sets with fewer
lines of code.  I’ve been programming professionally for about 5 years, I
follow the principles of clean code and TDD in my work.

I’m located in California, SoCal to be specific.


Where in SoCal? I live in El Cajon, east side of San Diego.



C# notwithstanding, if you’d value my joining your work, I’d like to do a
little bit here and there at first to get solid in C++, avoiding memory
leaks and so on (if those are still an issue — is there a GC now?), perhaps
with let’s say "enhanced review” from a tolerant mentor.  As time goes by I
could address bigger topics with minimal support.

Is this reasonable?  Helpful?


Very reasonable. Experience in any C-derived object-orientated language 
is likely to be helpful.


What systems do you have available for development? Windows? Mac? Linux? ...



Someone please let me know!

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Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module

2016-09-03 Thread Phillip Rhodes
Welcome to the project, Ed.  Don't sweat the lack of C++ experience.  Not
everything is in C++, and
you can pick up the C++ knowledge as you go.  I'm in a little bit of the
same boat, as I *was* a C++
programmer - about 15 years ago.   It's been quite a while for me, so I'm
going to have to basically
relearn C++ to get into AOO development.  But hey, it'll be a fun
experience in it's own right anyway!

As to the rest of your questions, I'll defer to other more experienced
members of the project to offer
their commentary.


Cheers,


Phil

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On Fri, Sep 2, 2016 at 10:25 PM, Ed Fallin  wrote:

> Hello there —
>
> Having read an article in Ars about your difficulties keeping a large
> group on the project, I’d like to join.  It looks like you have a C++ code
> base, whereas my experience is primarily in C#.  I have touched on and read
> upon C++ though.  My day job is a dev in a C# base, and I’m doing some of
> my own stuff in that technology of an evening, primarily web-facing with an
> emphasis on using abstraction and design to enhance feature sets with fewer
> lines of code.  I’ve been programming professionally for about 5 years, I
> follow the principles of clean code and TDD in my work.
>
> I’m located in California, SoCal to be specific.
>
> C# notwithstanding, if you’d value my joining your work, I’d like to do a
> little bit here and there at first to get solid in C++, avoiding memory
> leaks and so on (if those are still an issue — is there a GC now?), perhaps
> with let’s say "enhanced review” from a tolerant mentor.  As time goes by I
> could address bigger topics with minimal support.
>
> Is this reasonable?  Helpful?
>
> Someone please let me know!
>
> — Ed Fallin
>
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Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module

2016-05-25 Thread Kay Schenk
On Wed, May 25, 2016 at 7:45 AM, Stanimir  wrote:

> Hello, Apache OpenOffice community,
>
> My name is Stanimir Atanasov and i am from Bulgaria.
> I am a 4rd year computer science student.
> I have some experience with C++, Java, C# from student projects.
> I want to volunteer for the project, to better my skills in programming,
> to help as much as i can. I am interested in long term volunteering.
>
> Regards, Stanimir Atanasov.
>
>
​Welcome to the  Apache OpenOffice community! We look forward to your
participation.



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Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module

2016-05-08 Thread Damjan Jovanovic
Hi Jon

Welcome to Apache OpenOffice. It's good to hear from you. Please subscribe
to this mailing list if you haven't already, and feel free to email any
questions you've got.

Regards
Damjan


On Sun, May 8, 2016 at 10:56 PM, jon.tottman  wrote:

>
> Hi Team,
> I am Jon I'm 28 and from London UK. I am really interested in getting
> involved. I will be starting a Computer Science degree in September and
> think this will really help me get some knowledge.I am really keen to
> understand what your doing and how I can make some supportive contribution.
> I have seen the readings to give me a basic knowledge of it and will be
> doing so over the next day or two. Just thought I'd say hi and introduce
> myself.
> Thanks
> Jon
>
> Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module

2015-12-03 Thread Deepa Krishnan
Hi Paul,

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(explains what hackathon is)

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(updated to explain more about hackathon)

FAQs: http://www.tiesmartcities.org/#!developer-faqs/cjg9
(in case they want a more detailed explanation)





Thanks,
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Thanks,
Deepa

On Thu, Dec 3, 2015 at 12:38 AM, Павло  wrote:

> Hi!
> My name is Patliakevych Paul, i am 20 years old and i am from Ukraine. At
> the moment i`m looking for any job connected with quality assurance. I`d
> like to help your project and have some expierence. Now i`m working at
> Module 1.
> Best regards,
> Paul
>
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Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module

2015-12-03 Thread Kay Schenk

On 12/03/2015 12:38 AM, Павло wrote:
> Hi! My name is Patliakevych Paul, i am 20 years old and i am from
> Ukraine. At the moment i`m looking for any job connected with
> quality assurance. I`d like to help your project and have some
> expierence. Now i`m working at Module 1. Best regards, Paul

Hello Paul and thank you for your Interest in Apache OpenOffice.

We have a QA team that can always use additional help. We'd love to
hear more from you in this area.

> 
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Купуй
> дешевше на Aukro.ua! Розпродаж! 
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>
> 
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Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module

2015-09-08 Thread Keith N. McKenna
Evgeniya Kozyreva wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> 
> I'm looking to start contributing to Apache OpenOffice.
> 
> My name is Eugenia, and I'm currently working as a Localization QA
> tester in computer games industry. I'm originally from Belarus, now
> living in Montreal, Canada.
> 
> I would like to start by working with bug tickets and documentation, and
> eventually move to debugging and test writing.
> 
> This is my Linkedin profile, just in case:
> https://ca.linkedin.com/in/eugeniakozyreva
> 
> 
> Best regards,
> Eugenia Kozyreva
> 
Greetings Eugenia and Welcome to Apache OpenOffice;

You have started at the right place. If you are new to open source and
especially to Apache, we strongly suggest that you go through the level
one and two to get a feel for how the project works and the
infra-structure. Then since you are interested in QA and Documentation
the level 3 Introductions to those 2 areas. They can all be reached from
http://openoffice.apache.org/orientation/index.html.

I would also strongly suggest that you subscribe to this dev mailing
list as this is our main means of communication and decision making.
Instructions are at
http://openoffice.apache.org/mailing-lists.html#development-mailing-list-public.

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Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module

2015-09-07 Thread Kay Schenk

On 09/07/2015 01:54 PM, OO Bugs wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I started using Apache OpenOffice earlier this year.
> I haven't had MS Office on my computer since my license expired a couple of
> years ago.  However, I don't ever remember MS Office working as well as
> OpenOffice does.
> 
> I have several years of experience writing code in Java and C++, so I
> decided it was time to start giving back to this project.
> 

Hello and welcome to Apache OpenOffice!

We usually suggest going through our Orientation modules as an
introduction to how things work:

http://openoffice.apache.org/orientation/index.html

Given your background, you'll probably find the Development module
useful. Most of Apache OpenOffice is written in C++.

We are here to make your volunteer experience successful, so please use
this list for any questions you may have.

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Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module

2015-09-07 Thread JZA
Glad you want to contribute, hope to see you here for the long road.

Welcome.

On Mon, Sep 7, 2015 at 3:54 PM, OO Bugs  wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I started using Apache OpenOffice earlier this year.
> I haven't had MS Office on my computer since my license expired a couple of
> years ago.  However, I don't ever remember MS Office working as well as
> OpenOffice does.
>
> I have several years of experience writing code in Java and C++, so I
> decided it was time to start giving back to this project.
>



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Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module

2015-07-30 Thread Kay Schenk
On Wed, Jul 29, 2015 at 6:46 AM, Ali Abbassi love_future_4w...@hotmail.com
wrote:

 Hi my name is Ali looking to participate in open office project


Welcome Ali. We suggest that new volunteers go through our Orientation
modules:

 http://openoffice.apache.org/orientation/index.html

They will give you an overview of how the Apache Software Foundation works,
and direct you to some areas of interest in Apache OpenOffice.

We are to help make your volunteer experience successful!


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Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module

2015-07-13 Thread Kay Schenk

On 07/09/2015 12:49 PM, Mark Officer wrote:
 Hello,
 My name is Mark Officer and my background is in software product
 management/marketing and as such I would like to get involved in
 OpenOffice in these areas.  I live in New Hampshire, US.
 
 Thank you,
 Mark


Thanks for your interest in Apache OpenOffice, Mark. You seem to have an
interesting mix of experience which we can surely use. Please feel free
to ask questions or make suggestions on any of our mailing lists.
We value your contributions.


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 to live by them.
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Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module

2015-04-27 Thread Alexandro Colorado
I think there is, however I can see some issues in the proposal. For
example, I would like to understand how this system would be built further.

Would you write a new module to AOO, giving it a new application like Calc
or Base?

Is this some sort of Macro built using Base and Calc or through an
installable extension.

In any case, it would be great if we can get more information about what
your plan is.

On Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 3:56 AM, Didier Besset did...@ieee.org wrote:

 Hi,

 While I have been developping OO applications, one on Base, one on Calc,
 for non-profit organizations, I have received many help from forum people.

 In order to give back what I have received, I would like to donate the
 Calc application, an accounting system, to the OO community.

 This application is making an extensive use of macros. So far, I wrote
 many comments in the macros, but I should write an overall documentation on
 how to use it (user's guide) and how it is built (architecture).

 Before diving into writing, I would like to know if there is any interest
 in such a thing.

 Regards,

 Didier Besset

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Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module

2015-02-15 Thread Regina Henschel

Hi Jaya,

your are welcome.

Is one of the modules your favorite?

Do you already had a look at http://openoffice.apache.org/qa.html and 
the pages mentioned there?


Maybe you just start off to familiarize yourself with our Bugzilla 
https://bz.apache.org/ooo/ ?


Kind regards
Regina

Jaya schrieb:

Hi,
   I a jaya from USA. I am a qa tester and interested to contribute my time 
in the project.

Thanks
Jaya

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Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module : April Schroader

2014-07-11 Thread Kay Schenk
On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 11:34 AM, Schroader Family caschroa...@q.com
wrote:

 Hello,

 I am April Schroader and I am originally from the Seattle, WA area and now
 reside near Boise, ID.

 I worked in the Tech Industry for 10 years doing QA, Software Testing,
 Test Automation Development and Data Integration Testing. And then I had my
 first little girl, and then my second, and then a third:-) I have been out
 of the industry for 8 years raising them, homeschooling them, and doing a
 little writing.

 Now, it is time for me to return to Tech Work due to our current financial
 situation and I know that I have to re-prove myself to get the jobs. Since
 I have been using OpenOffice for a few years, it is time to give back, gain
 experience, and get myself back on the bicycle, so to speak. I will start
 with QA, but I really want to get back into the development side of things
 (Test Automation) soon.

 Look forward to engaging this community and seeing how I can best serve it.

 April

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April, thank you for this introduction. I'm sure you will come upon more
information on our QA activities soon in the orientation modules.

You might also be interested in taking a look at the mail archives for the
QA mailing list --

http://markmail.org/search/+list:org.apache.incubator.ooo-qa

Thank you for your interest in Apache OpenOffice and wanting to join our
activities.

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Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module

2014-06-03 Thread Keith N. McKenna
Sara Montecino wrote:
 My name is Sara Montecino,  and I am looking to gain experience in
 technical writing. I am a 3rd year English major in the San Francisco
 Bay Area,  have a particular passion for gaming, and believe
 technical writing to be a good foundation to build my career. I have
 currently have no foundation in this particular writing field and am
 searching to build new skills and gain expertise. 
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Greetings Sarah and welcome to Apache OpenOffice. You have started out
in the right place by using our orientation pages. If you are interested
in volunteering with the documentation team you should definitely read
the documentation orientation page at
http://openoffice.apache.org/orientation/intro-doc.html if you have not
already. I see that you are subscribed to the documentation mailing list
already. That is where most communication for the documentation team is
done.

I hope to see you on the doc list and I look forward to working with you.

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Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module

2014-05-05 Thread Alexandro Colorado
Hi Caroll, thanks for wanting to contribute. Please download Apache
OpenOffice from http://openoffice.org and read our introductory modules on
the different areas that people can join the project, and what to do.
http://openoffice.apache.org/orientation/index.html


On Sun, May 4, 2014 at 1:52 PM, Carroll L. Rockwell rockwel...@att.netwrote:

 Hi,



 My name is C L Rockwell commonly known as Rocky Rockwell.  I am a 71 year
 old male that is very computer oriented.  My brother and I used to
 construct
 computers (prior to Dell), test them, load them with software and sell
 them.
 I was the software expert where my brother was the hardware guy.  We sort
 of
 cross-trained each other in each of our skills.



 I retired in 1996 after 33 years with ATT.  With ATT, I was in
 engineering
 most of my career.  The last 4 to 6 years, I was in tech support for my
 division.  I helped engineers when they had a problem with their work
 stations.  When we went to networked pc’s, I taught the engineers with the
 software loaded on these computers.  The software was a lot like Microsoft
 Office.  There were applications like MS Word, Spreadsheet and database.
 The last year of my career, I was taught HTML (had 1 ½ hour training
 session) and I created an Intra-office web system that allowed tracking of
 major projects online.



 After I retired is when my brother and I started our little computer
 business in Tucson, Arizona.



 I am pretty well versed in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.



 Rocky




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Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module

2014-04-15 Thread Rob Weir
On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 5:14 PM, Lavinia 桜 lavinia46...@yahoo.ro wrote:
 Hello!
 My name is Lavinia, I am 20 y.o. from Romania and I am a
 student at the Babes Bolyai University and I would like to take part in your
 projects especially regarding the QA aspects. I have some experience as I 
 started
 working in the QA field since November 2013. I am looking forward to improving
 and also contribute to any of your projects where you consider necessary. I am
 eager to make myself useful and I am willing to learn new things and take any
 task where I can make myself of use. I have reported in different databases 
 and
 I am familiar with the bug-posting procedures.

Hello Lavinia and welcome to the Apache OpenOffice project!

We have a few web pages with useful information for new volunteers in
the project.

http://openoffice.apache.org/orientation/

I recommend that you browse through them, with extra attention to the
Introduction to QA page.  It will direct you to sign up for wiki and
Bugzilla accounts, the tools the QA team uses, as well as the QA
mailing list.

We're doing the very final work on the Apache OpenOffice 4.1 release.
So almost of the testing for that release is complete.  But your
timing is perfect to get started with the QA plan for release 4.2!

As you get started, please feel free to send any questions to the mailing list.

Regards,

-Rob

 If there are any questions, please feel free to address them
 on lavinia46...@yahoo.com

 I am looking forward to contributing to your projects!

 Best regards,

  Lavinia Voicu

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Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module

2014-04-14 Thread Alexandro Colorado
Welcome Lavinia, hope you have a great time with us contributing.
Please make sure you subscribe to the QA List and visit the
introdctory module on QA.

You can contact other members on the list with more current knowledge
on what is being worked on QA regarding AOO 4.1

At the moment it seems you are not fully part of the
dev@openoffice.apache.org please send an email with the -subscribe
postfix and be sure to participate.

Regards.

On 4/14/14, Lavinia 桜 lavinia46...@yahoo.ro wrote:
 Hello!
 My name is Lavinia, I am 20 y.o. from Romania and I am a
 student at the Babes Bolyai University and I would like to take part in your
 projects especially regarding the QA aspects. I have some experience as I
 started
 working in the QA field since November 2013. I am looking forward to
 improving
 and also contribute to any of your projects where you consider necessary. I
 am
 eager to make myself useful and I am willing to learn new things and take
 any
 task where I can make myself of use. I have reported in different databases
 and
 I am familiar with the bug-posting procedures.
 If there are any questions, please feel free to address them
 on lavinia46...@yahoo.com

 I am looking forward to contributing to your projects!

 Best regards,

  Lavinia Voicu


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Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module

2014-02-02 Thread Kay Schenk
On Sun, Feb 2, 2014 at 4:25 AM, Ankit Kulshrestha 
ankitkulshrestha0...@gmail.com wrote:

 I'm a senior undergraduate from ITM University, India.I learnt C++ in my
 high school years(and have been using it since) and then taught myself C. I
 would love to code some new features for your project and will try my best
 to fix some previous bugs. (I'm trying to build a debugger which when fed
 the 'buggy' code will point out the specifics). Also, I would like to know
 whether I need more programming experience or whether I need to learn some
 other programming language.

 Thanks
 Ankit Kulshrestha
 ITM University


Thanks for your introduction, Ankit, and your interest in Apache OpenOffice.

From what you say right now, I think your skill level is very good as the
majority of OpenOffice code is C++.

It sounds like you're working your way through the orientation modules.
When you get into the ones covering Development, I'm sure you'll find more
information which will address some of your concerns.

Please don't hesitate to ask any addition questions.

-- 
-
MzK

Cats do not have to be shown how to have a good time,
 for they are unfailing ingenious in that respect.
   -- James Mason


Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module

2014-01-04 Thread Rob Weir
On Fri, Jan 3, 2014 at 9:20 PM, Bruce LeRoy bruceble...@gmail.com wrote:
 I am a semi-retired programmer from Tampa, FL and Spanish bilingual.

 I am interested in solving software problems like the attached screen print.



Hi Bruce,

Welcome to the Apache OpenOffice project.  It looks like you found our
New Volunteer Orientation pages.  Dull stuff, I know, but it does give
some useful background.   One additional thing to note (and I should
add that to the information there) is that our mailing lists are
configured to strip attachments.  This preserves the sanity of the
400+ people who subscribe.  So if you need to refer to an image,
you'll need to host it someplace and link to it.  There are various
services that can help with this, some listed here:

http://lifehacker.com/5943852/whats-the-fastest-and-easiest-way-to-share-an-image-online

Or, you can describe what you saw in text.

Regards,

-Rob




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Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module

2014-01-04 Thread F C. Costero
Hello Amy,
   If you are interested in helping users, one of the options is to
volunteer on the forum. The English forum is at
https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/index.php
All you have to do is register and start answering questions. I'm a
moderator there (user FJCC) and would be happy to answer any questions you
have. Of course, there are many ways to help and I encourage you to look
around the whole project to see what interests you.
Best regards,
Francis


On Sat, Jan 4, 2014 at 2:47 PM, Amy Jo Perreault wolf_1...@yahoo.comwrote:

 Good afternoon,

 My name is Amy Jo Perreault and I live in Pleasant Prairie WI. I would
 like to help with the Openoffice program. I will admit that my computer
 tech skills are not really high. but I do use the office program often and
 I would like to help less technical savvy users understand the system more
 if I can. I am not sure if this will be helpful but I thought I would at
 least try to help this way as much as I want to contribute money I just
 don't have it at the time. But I do have time to volunteer.


Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module

2013-10-17 Thread Alexandro Colorado
Welcome Emery, please try to forward any question that you may have.
Depending on the area you wish and ur technical background it would be the
speed to generate a contribution to the project.


On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 12:34 PM, Emery Shepard e...@eshepard.com wrote:

 Good afternoon ­ I'm an IT manager at a law firm that has gone bad to
 school.
 One of my current assignments is to get involved with an open source
 project. I've used open office so I figured this would be a good place to
 start.





-- 
Alexandro Colorado
Apache OpenOffice Contributor
http://www.openoffice.org
882C 4389 3C27 E8DF 41B9  5C4C 1DB7 9D1C 7F4C 2614


Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module

2013-10-17 Thread Andrea Pescetti
Forwarding to Emery who is not subscribed. Emery, welcome and please see 
http://markmail.org/message/wgycdrkszsyf3voe for answers and 
http://openoffice.apache.org/orientation/ to start! Andrea


Alexandro Colorado wrote:

Welcome Emery, please try to forward any question that you may have.
Depending on the area you wish and ur technical background it would be the
speed to generate a contribution to the project.


On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 12:34 PM, Emery Sheparde...@eshepard.com  wrote:


Good afternoon ­ I'm an IT manager at a law firm that has gone bad to
school.
One of my current assignments is to get involved with an open source
project. I've used open office so I figured this would be a good place to
start.








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Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module

2013-09-03 Thread Alexandro Colorado
Hi Georges. We receive your message on the list. Welcome!!


On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 1:57 PM, Georges Schaffner 
schaffnergeor...@gmail.com wrote:





-- 
Alexandro Colorado
Apache OpenOffice Contributor
http://www.openoffice.org


Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module

2013-08-05 Thread Rob Weir
On Sun, Aug 4, 2013 at 12:13 AM, Joshua Gaines jwga...@gmail.com wrote:
 Hello,

 My name is Joshua Gaines. I am interested in contributing to Apache Open
 Office because I want to keep my coding skills up to date. I am from
 central Kentucky. I currently work as a Quality Assurance Engineer in the
 Software Development.


Hi Joshua,

Welcome to the Apache OpenOffice project!

Are you interested in volunteering on QA?  Or are you interested in
doing C++ work?   We also have some QA test automation in Java that
could use some attention, if you want to work in Java rather than C++.

In any case, I see that you have started the orientation modules.
That's a great first step.

Regards,

-Rob

 Thank you,
 Josh

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Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module

2013-08-05 Thread Rob Weir
On Fri, Aug 2, 2013 at 9:56 AM, Sylvia Greenberg sgreenberg...@me.com wrote:
 Hello. My name is Sylvia. I live in Maryland. I am an experienced trainer and 
 writer who uses technology daily, including Microsoft Office, iPhoto, iMovie, 
 and GoogleDocs.

 My previous jobs include training adults in a business setting, training 
 teachers in K-12 education, and software documentation. Now that my three 
 children are getting older, I am looking for ways to write again and  
 volunteering to document Apache OpenOffice seems like a good fit.

 Apache OpenOffice is new to me, but I have used, written about, and trained 
 people to utilize similar software in the past. I use Macintosh at home and 
 have easy access to a fast internet connection.


Hi Sylvia,

Welcome to the Apache OpenOffice project!

I see you have already started the new volunteer orientation
modules.  That should give you some background on the project.  As
you'll see we have volunteers working on many different things, from
programming to testing, writing documentation, answering user support
questions, translations, marketing, maintaining our servers, etc.

You mentioned an interest in documentation.  We do have a dedicated
mailing list for doc.  If you could subscribe to that mailing list,
and re-introduce yourself there, the other doc volunteers can brief
you on where we are with the AOO 4.0 User Guide.   You can subscribe
by sending a blank email to doc-subscr...@openoffice.apache.org.  Once
subscribed you can send emails to d...@openoffice.apache.org.

Regards,

-Rob


 I'm looking forward to working with you.
 Sylvia Greenberg

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Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module

2013-07-25 Thread Raphael Bircher

Hi Adroaldo

Welcome to Apache OpenOffice. You can find general instructions under 
http://openoffice.apache.org/orientation/index.html


It looks like you are a marketer, so it's probabily the best to join the 
marketing mailing list of Apache OpenOffice. We are also at diverse 
Social Media like Google+, Facebook, Twitter and Xing.


If you have questions, you can always ask. I wish you a nice start here.

Greetings Raphael

Am 25.07.13 01:42, schrieb Adroaldo Flores do Prado:

Dear Sirs,

My name is Adroaldo Flores do Prado, I am a Brazilian Plywood Import and Export 
Agent, I am also an English Teacher, writer and blogger.
I am volunteering for the Apache project, because I believe I could help the 
project and mainly the future users, advertising the benefits of open source 
Projects in my blog, also on other social medias I am involved in. Anyway I 
could easily translate articles from English to Portuguese and any other tasks 
that might involve reading or writing in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

I am looking forward to hearing your comments and suggestions.

Best Regards,

Adroaldo Prado.

(55)4284071349

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Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module

2013-07-25 Thread Donald Harbison
Scott,

Welcome!

There's always a need for great documentation. Check out our Community wiki
here: https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/Help+Wanted  You
will see the link to the Documentation wiki
http://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation 

Feel free to ask any questions you have. We have volunteers in many
timezones.

/don

On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 1:48 PM, Scott Robert rscott...@gmail.com wrote:

 I am Robert Scott
 I was an IT Project manager for the US Department of Justice and now
 retired.

 I enjoy writing technical documentation and would like to volunteer for
 this task.


Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module

2013-07-24 Thread Keith N. McKenna

Scott Robert wrote:

I am Robert Scott
I was an IT Project manager for the US Department of Justice and now retired.

I enjoy writing technical documentation and would like to volunteer for this 
task.

Hello Robert and welcome to the Apache OpenOffice community. We are 
currently preparing the User Guides for AOO v4.0.0 on our MediaWiki 
(mwiki) site (http://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/UserGuide) 
and all help in this large effort is appreciated.


As your main interest appears to be in technical writing you would be 
best to subscribe to the documentation mailing list at 
mailto:doc-subscr...@openoffice.apache.org. Follow the instructions in 
the reply e-mail that you receive and you will be subscribed to the 
list. All discussions around documentation take place on this list. 
Introduce yourself there and let us know a little about your background.


If you are new to Open Source and the Apache Software Foundation I 
strongly suggest that you continue though the first two levels of the 
Orientation Modules as well as the level 3 module 
http://openoffice.apache.org/orientation/intro-doc.html.


I look forward to seeing you at the douc mailing list and to working 
with you.


Regards
Keith



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Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module

2013-07-24 Thread Regina Henschel

Hi Prince Soni,

you are welcome.

Prince Soni schrieb:

Hi, my name is Prince Soni, 3rd Year CSE from India.

I know J2se and J2EE. I want to strong my grip in both these fields.



Since this one would be my 1st open source project I have no Idea how
to take part or contribute in open source.



I am looking for a simple and popular project in these two field for
now. Once I became comfortable I may take difficult one



The source itself is mostly written in C++. But AOO has an API, which 
can be used with Java. Indeed most examples of the developer guide [1] 
are written in Java. Using it would mean, that you write an extension 
for AOO. Such can be a small task, adding a features not yet available, 
but also complex, large things are possible. What is your interest 
besides programming? Anyway, in this case you should subscribe to our 
API mailing list:  api-subscr...@openoffice.apache.org


Quality assurance is another part of our project, which works with Java. 
But I'm not familiar with that part and you should subscribe to our QA 
Mailing list and ask there: qa-subscr...@openoffice.apache.org


[1] see left side in 
http://www.openoffice.org/api/docs/common/ref/com/sun/star/module-ix.html


Kind regards
Regina


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Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module

2013-07-09 Thread Rob Weir
On Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 1:21 AM, Tom Goldie tomgol...@yahoo.com wrote:
 Who are you, where are you from, what are you interested in? These are all
 good things to cover.

 My name is Tom Goldie, and I am from, and live in, Arizona. I am an educator
 by trade.


Hi Tom,

I'm Rob Weir, from Massachusetts, and a member of the Apache
OpenOffice Project Management Committee.

 My interest in this list and this community is as follows: I currently teach
 inmates in a large (3500 men) prison -- 75 at any one time -- how to use
 OpenOffice. I use it, love it, and share what I know wherever I can. My
 motto: Friends don't send friends document it will cost them hundreds of
 dollars to open.


Interesting.  I'd love to interview you for a blog post on your work
with OpenOffice and the inmates, if you would be willing.  This sounds
like a good story that our user community would enjoy reading.

 We have one problem: we don't have any recognized standards to teach to.
 Sure, we have come up with what WE think is important, but we're looking for
 something that guys can feel good about earning and that will tell potential
 employers what they are likely to know.


We have various tutorials, as I'm sure you've seen.  But we (Apache)
don't currently have formal user certificates.  There is, however, a
3rd party that offers accredited user certification per frameworks in
the UK and Europe:

https://theingots.org/community/CertOOo

I'm not deeply familiar with that work, but if you contact Ian I'm
sure he can explain it better.

 Here's what I'm offering: my expertise, such as it is, and a whole lot of
 prison labor (voluntary, you can be assured) to flesh-out and test standards
 and curriculum materials to form the basis for an OpenOffice Certification.
 I believe the approach I'm suggesting is different and more easily completed
 because it is driven by produced documents -- which brings into ready and
 sharp focus requisite skills and thought processes.

 Here's the idea so far, with some sketching-in in a few places to give you
 an idea of how it would go together:

 1) OpenOffice users across the globe are asked, What documents is it
 important to know how to make? Of course, depending on experience the
 responses will be varied, but perhaps it begins to shape up as follows:

 Writer -- business and personal letters, shopping lists, mailmerge letters,
 academic papers (MLA in the US, not sure about elsewhere), memos,
 newsletters, etc.

 Calc -- inventory sheet, payroll calculation, balance sheet, budget -- I
 KNOW there is a lot of variety out there, but perhaps representative sheets
 with common functions and can be settled on

 Draw -- line and block organization chart, simple product illustration,
 landscape scene with imported bitmaps, artistic rendering of automobile,
 whatever.

 Note that Impress, Base, Math,and Basic are left out for now -- but not
 forgotten.

 2. We (a working group of me and interested people from this community)
 gather from all over the globe .pdfs of each of these documents and their
 specifications. We decide which document elements are signature, come up
 with different levels of elegance of handling them, and then assign
 documents and methods to certain levels.

 Some sketching here is in order: Let's take letters. There are business and
 personal letters. We can say what SHOULD NOT be done (hard returns at the
 end of lines), but also say that adding paragraph markers for above/below
 paragraph spacing is a beginner-level technique (and students should be
 aware of the pitfalls), but creating and applying a paragraph style is an
 intermediate-level technique. Instruction can be provided for creating
 common elements: page numbering, dates, alignments and indents, margins, and
 such -- which will be determined by looking over user submissions. The
 student passes the letter portion at either basic or intermediate level when
 they avoid all the don'ts, and then apply the appropriate techniques.


Some checks like this can be automated as well with scripts or by
using the ODF Toolkit, if you look at the original ODF file rather
than the PDF.


 This is done for each type of common document for each facet of OO. More
 difficult documents (say, books, or long academic papers -- things that
 require tweaks for headers, bookmarks, cross-references, etc.) are in the
 advanced section.

 For Impress, it is pretty easy to figure out what are basic tasks
 (transitions, animations), intermediate tasks (more complicated animations
 and timing, making groovy slide masters), and advanced topics (printing
 handouts, notes, etc.).

 For Base, beginners should be able to navigate a database, view data using
 filters and sort, perform queries, use forms, enter data in tables and
 forms, run reports with parameterized queries, etc. Intermediate users
 should be able to design/write queries, design tables, make forms, make
 reports, etc. Advanced users write code to make their forms more functional
 -- 

Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module

2013-06-28 Thread Rob Weir
On Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 5:23 AM, Alex Stillwell
alexstillw...@talktalk.net wrote:
 Hi

 I would like to contribute as projects like this only work when there are 
 willing helpers.

 Unfortunately I'm a silver surfer with virtually no knowledge of how programs 
 work, I can generally work out how to use them, sometimes in unusual ways.

  I wrote a book on lacemaking full of diagrams and photos using Word 2000 and 
 my publisher had no idea how I did it,  'All about making- Geomtrical Bucks 
 Point Lace' www.alexstillwell.wordpress.com I have others also listed on the 
 website and I have given one to the Arizona University Library for free 
 download because the demand is too small for a reprint but there are those 
 who wish to have access to the material.

 If I can be of any help please let me know. I have just finished a book and 
 as I do not have another in mind I have time available.


Hello Alex,

Thanks for writing and welcome to the Apache OpenOffice project!

I must admit I know very little about lace.  But I saw someone making
lace in the Netherlands once, by hand, and it looked extremely
complicated.  I'll stick with macramé  ;-)

On the volunteer side, and since you do have good writing skills, we
do have a documentation team that can use some more help:

http://openoffice.apache.org/orientation/intro-doc.html

Another idea is to simply use Apache OpenOffice for your ordinary
computer tasks and keep notes on any tips and tricks that you think
would be useful for users like you.  That could form the nucleus of an
article (or something longer).

Regards,

-Rob



 Best wishes to all

 Alex


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Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module

2013-03-20 Thread Keith N. McKenna

Steven Vollmer wrote:

Hello, I'm Steve; from Visalia, California USA (Central California)

I'm interested in documentation - completely a newbie. I might
consider other areas to participate in as I learn more.

I have an MS in Education Administration, and BA in Psych. I hope to
 participate in group projects, and contribute to the documentation
projects.


Greetings Steve and welcome to Apache OpenOffice. As you are interested 
in documentation I suggest that you check out the documentation intro at 
http://openoffice.apache.org/orientation/intro-doc.html. Also subscribe 
to the documentation mailing list at 
mailto:doc-subscr...@openoffice.apache.org. You will receive a reply 
with instructions to verify your e-mail address. Follow the instructions 
and you will receive a second e-mail confirming your subscription. Th 
doc list is where we discuss the nuts and bolts of the documentation.


Regards
Keith N. McKenna


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Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module

2013-02-19 Thread Andrea Pescetti
Putting Thao in CC. Thao, welcome and you might want to subscribe to 
this mailing list if you haven't already: read 
http://openoffice.apache.org/mailing-lists.html or just continue in your 
orientation! Andrea


Regina Henschel wrote:

Hello Thao,

welcome to Apache OpenOffice community.

You should first learn a little bit about the way we work together
http://openoffice.apache.org/orientation/index.html
In level 3 have look into Introduction to Development.

Do you have already a favorite part of OpenOffice? Or some issues, which
annoys you?

Kind regards
Regina

thao vu schrieb:

Dear,
I am on the way to become the best c++ programmer. I searched on the
internet for the open source project to improve my skill. I am very
attracted by your project OpenOffice.
I would like to introduce myself to you. My name is Thao - you can
pronounce my name like the sound of the word town without n. I am from
Vietnam. Now I am working in Korea. I have two years experiences in
C++. I
want to extend my C++ knowledge more and more. I like playing sports
and I
always go to the gym three times a week. I also like to have party with
friends. I am friendly and talkative. I want to share my knowledge
with all
people and study from others around the world.
It is very nice to hear from you.

Best regards,

Thao






Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module

2013-02-18 Thread Regina Henschel

Hello Thao,

welcome to Apache OpenOffice community.

You should first learn a little bit about the way we work together
http://openoffice.apache.org/orientation/index.html
In level 3 have look into Introduction to Development.

Do you have already a favorite part of OpenOffice? Or some issues, which 
annoys you?


Kind regards
Regina

thao vu schrieb:

Dear,
I am on the way to become the best c++ programmer. I searched on the
internet for the open source project to improve my skill. I am very
attracted by your project OpenOffice.
I would like to introduce myself to you. My name is Thao - you can
pronounce my name like the sound of the word town without n. I am from
Vietnam. Now I am working in Korea. I have two years experiences in C++. I
want to extend my C++ knowledge more and more. I like playing sports and I
always go to the gym three times a week. I also like to have party with
friends. I am friendly and talkative. I want to share my knowledge with all
people and study from others around the world.
It is very nice to hear from you.

Best regards,

Thao





Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module

2013-02-13 Thread Rob Weir
On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 8:15 AM, tony fre colapa...@gmail.com wrote:
 hi all,


Hi Tony, thanks for writing and welcome to the Apache OpenOffice project!

 I love computers and since the first personal one came to brazil I've been
 dealing with them.

 I played with BASIC on the old times . . .  saw some assembly but I'm not a
 programmer - I don't like it. on the other hand I love to break the
 computer and fix. I cannot count how many times I broke windows - all,
 since 3.0 till win 7 64 bit (now) - and re installed, customizing and
 looking for ways to do things my way, not microsoft's.


Oooh, you like breaking things?  Then you might like our QA team.  Our
main focus in trying to find ways of breaking OpenOffice ;-)

See:  http://openoffice.apache.org/orientation/intro-qa.html

 I had the opportunity to live in the US for 13 years, where I learned my
 English, working for GE, IBM, GM, homedepot among others, finally
 providence customer assistance for Pride, electric wheel chairs
 manufacturer.

 when I arrived at Miami I had an opportunity to work for a translation
 office sou I could do some translations. but basic I'd love to beta test
 openoffice, to help fix the bugs.

 I'm very dependable and if I don't know it, I keep my mouth shut . . . and
 for sure I'll look for help - to learn.

 I don't have anything to hide and I can answer any question - just ask.


We're happy to have any help you can provide in any project area that
interests you.  We have dedicated mailing lists for many project
areas, like translation, QA, marketing, etc., so once you pick an area
or areas that you find most interesting, you will want to sign up on
their mailing lists:

http://openoffice.apache.org/mailing-lists.html

Regards,

-Rob

 thank you for your time.

 truly

 tony


Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module

2013-02-13 Thread Andrew Douglas Pitonyak

On 02/13/2013 08:15 AM, tony fre wrote:

hi all,

I love computers and since the first personal one came to brazil I've been
dealing with them.

I played with BASIC on the old times . . .  saw some assembly but I'm not a
programmer - I don't like it. on the other hand I love to break the
computer and fix. I cannot count how many times I broke windows - all,
since 3.0 till win 7 64 bit (now) - and re installed, customizing and
looking for ways to do things my way, not microsoft's.

I had the opportunity to live in the US for 13 years, where I learned my
English, working for GE, IBM, GM, homedepot among others, finally
providence customer assistance for Pride, electric wheel chairs
manufacturer.

when I arrived at Miami I had an opportunity to work for a translation
office sou I could do some translations. but basic I'd love to beta test
openoffice, to help fix the bugs.

I'm very dependable and if I don't know it, I keep my mouth shut . . . and
for sure I'll look for help - to learn.

I don't have anything to hide and I can answer any question - just ask.

thank you for your time.

truly

tony

The documentation team can use help. Rob already mentioned the QA team. 
Just for fun, you might even consider building the source once.


--
Andrew Pitonyak
My Macro Document: http://www.pitonyak.org/AndrewMacro.odt
Info:  http://www.pitonyak.org/oo.php



Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module

2013-02-05 Thread Jürgen Schmidt
Hi Sudalai,

On 2/5/13 4:46 PM, Sudalai Muthukumar wrote:
 Hi,
 My name is Sudalai Muthukumar .S. I am doing B.Tech ( Information
 Technology) in  Mepco Schlenk Engineering college, sivakasi (virudhunagar
 district in india)..
 
 My native place is Rajapalayam, in virudhunagar district. I like to learn
 new things  and do more projects with you.
 
 I know basics in programming languages c, c++ and java. If you guide me, I
 will learn new concepts quickly. I need you help to improve my skill, so
 help me. I done some mini projects in my college.
 I done simple scientific calculator in c++.
 
  As I am 3rd year engineering student I have some knowledge in network
 programing, operating systems, DBMS, cryptography and web Technology.
 
 So I am interested in coding and web designing, can you help me getting
 started.
 
I here by, declaring that the above given information is true.
 
 Thank you,
 

welcome at Apache OpenOffice and welcome on board ;-)

Under http://openoffice.apache.org/orientation/ you can find some basic
information to understand Apache and how the project works. Just pick
the items that are most interesting for you.

A very important step if you want to help with real developing task is
to setup your build env on the platform of your choice. You can find
more instructions in our building guide
http://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/Building_Guide_AOO

Feel free to answer questions here on the list and keep in mind that you
can't ask wrong questions. The code base is huge and often complex but
we are here to help you to get started and to answer your questions.

Once you have setup and build your own office you can dive deeper in
specific code areas or you can start to analyze easy hacks etc. We have
enough to do and can benefit from any help.

Again welcome on board and we hope that you will enjoy to work with us
on this interesting and funny project.

Juergen




Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module

2013-02-05 Thread Andrea Pescetti
Forwarding Juergen's answer (below) to Sudalai who is not subscribed. 
Andrea.


Jürgen Schmidt wrote:

Hi Sudalai,

On 2/5/13 4:46 PM, Sudalai Muthukumar wrote:

Hi,
My name is Sudalai Muthukumar .S. I am doing B.Tech ( Information
Technology) in  Mepco Schlenk Engineering college, sivakasi (virudhunagar
district in india)..

My native place is Rajapalayam, in virudhunagar district. I like to learn
new things  and do more projects with you.

I know basics in programming languages c, c++ and java. If you guide me, I
will learn new concepts quickly. I need you help to improve my skill, so
help me. I done some mini projects in my college.
I done simple scientific calculator in c++.

  As I am 3rd year engineering student I have some knowledge in network
programing, operating systems, DBMS, cryptography and web Technology.

So I am interested in coding and web designing, can you help me getting
started.

I here by, declaring that the above given information is true.

 Thank you,



welcome at Apache OpenOffice and welcome on board ;-)

Under http://openoffice.apache.org/orientation/ you can find some basic
information to understand Apache and how the project works. Just pick
the items that are most interesting for you.

A very important step if you want to help with real developing task is
to setup your build env on the platform of your choice. You can find
more instructions in our building guide
http://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/Building_Guide_AOO

Feel free to answer questions here on the list and keep in mind that you
can't ask wrong questions. The code base is huge and often complex but
we are here to help you to get started and to answer your questions.

Once you have setup and build your own office you can dive deeper in
specific code areas or you can start to analyze easy hacks etc. We have
enough to do and can benefit from any help.

Again welcome on board and we hope that you will enjoy to work with us
on this interesting and funny project.

Juergen





Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module

2013-01-13 Thread Saransh Sharma
I am quite into web development know some C++ programming and java,and ruby
on rails and python actually i don't know them all perfectly i know them
from top like i can work on them and yeah js too

Main Core i am good in web-based applications

On Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 7:30 PM, Regina Henschel rb.hensc...@t-online.dewrote:

 Hi Saransh,

 Saransh Sharma schrieb:

  Well Hi i am also looking to get into programming something pre-requisites


 Can you please tell a little bit about your programming skills?

 Do you are interested in working on the core, that is improving the
 application itself?

 Kind regards
 Regina


 On Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 6:49 PM, Regina Henschel rb.hensc...@t-online.de
 **wrote:

  Hi Mickey,

 Mickey Hanson schrieb:

   I’m Mickey Hanson in Parchment, MI. As far as what I’m interested in,

 I don’t what needs to be done, but I’m very flexible on where you
 want to put me.


 There is an article with some starting information:
 http://openoffice.apache.org/orientation/index.htmlhttp://openoffice.apache.org/**orientation/index.html
 http:/**/openoffice.apache.org/**orientation/index.htmlhttp://openoffice.apache.org/orientation/index.html
 


 Do you have any programming skills and want to work in that area?

 Kind regards
 Regina








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Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module

2013-01-13 Thread Alexandro Colorado
On Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 8:04 AM, Saransh Sharma sara...@theupscale.inwrote:

 I am quite into web development know some C++ programming and java,and ruby
 on rails and python actually i don't know them all perfectly i know them
 from top like i can work on them and yeah js too

 Main Core i am good in web-based applications


You should have a look at the Developer Guide[1], you can also go back and
forth looking and improving our website. we are in the processing on
defining a new style for the site, maybe some backend, definetly some front
end so JS would be welcome.

Going back to OO, it's very flexible, it can be coded in Python, Basic,
C++, Java or Javascript. I think there are even some other projects to make
it work on Ruby and Rexx.

Feel free to download the SDK [2] and get the source code. I think you will
be all set, oh yeah and come back with questions if you feel there are
things we can help you.

OpenOffice has somewhat of a learning process but there is already a good
community that will be open to hear your recomendations and willing to help.

[1] http://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/DevGuide
 [2] http://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/SDKInstallation
[3] http://openoffice.apache.org/source.html


 On Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 7:30 PM, Regina Henschel rb.hensc...@t-online.de
 wrote:

  Hi Saransh,
 
  Saransh Sharma schrieb:
 
   Well Hi i am also looking to get into programming something
 pre-requisites
 
 
  Can you please tell a little bit about your programming skills?
 
  Do you are interested in working on the core, that is improving the
  application itself?
 
  Kind regards
  Regina
 
 
  On Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 6:49 PM, Regina Henschel 
 rb.hensc...@t-online.de
  **wrote:
 
   Hi Mickey,
 
  Mickey Hanson schrieb:
 
I’m Mickey Hanson in Parchment, MI. As far as what I’m interested in,
 
  I don’t what needs to be done, but I’m very flexible on where you
  want to put me.
 
 
  There is an article with some starting information:
  http://openoffice.apache.org/orientation/index.html
 http://openoffice.apache.org/**orientation/index.html
  http:/**/openoffice.apache.org/**orientation/index.html
 http://openoffice.apache.org/orientation/index.html
  
 
 
  Do you have any programming skills and want to work in that area?
 
  Kind regards
  Regina
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module

2013-01-02 Thread Andrew Douglas Pitonyak

On 01/02/2013 12:50 AM, Black Death wrote:

Hello everyone. My name is Zoe. I've been coding for 4 or 5 years now. I'm
self taught and have skills in HTML, XHTML, XML, Java, Javascript, and CSS.
I'm learning C++. I'm attempting to go back to college and get my
bachelor's in computer science majoring in computer information systems or
a similar computer programming focus. I'm open to questions and glad to be
helping.

Zoe

Welcome to the project. Let us know what area you jump into :-) Or 
do you need / desire recommendations?


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Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module

2012-12-31 Thread Kay Schenk
Hello Samuel --

Thanks for letting us know your progress and about your interests.

Some of the Apache OpenOffice team will be at the upcoming FOSDEM in
Brussels --

https://fosdem.org/2013/

if you can make it there. I'm sure they would love to meet you.

On Mon, Dec 31, 2012 at 11:12 AM, samuel omoca...@hotmail.co.uk wrote:

 Hi all!!!,
 My name is Samuel Francis Odihiri. I just concluded my undergraduate
 studies at Staffordshire university UK, My interest is in  Java and C#
 programming languages although in my spare time i learn to program in C. I
 am a Manchester United fan and love watching my footy. I am Looking forward
 to meeting other voluteers i.e professional developers - that i can learn
 from - and developers of my level of coding experience were we can share
 thoughts and improve the over all goal and aim of the Apache Foundation.




-- 

MzK

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
 --
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Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module

2012-12-25 Thread Andrew Pitonyak
Welcome... Any particular rule of interest for you? For example, documentation, 
quality assurance, development, 


Sent from my Samsung Epic™ 4G

SCARLET WILSON loveistrut...@gmail.com wrote:

*hi how is everyone...i would like to be a part of  the open office
project...i know my contribution will one day be beneficial not only for
myself...but for all who have a common goalim hoping to be interacting
with someone soon...*

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Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module (Documentation)

2012-12-13 Thread Andrew Douglas Pitonyak


On 12/13/2012 03:34 AM, Andrea Pescetti wrote:

On 12/12/2012 Andrew Douglas Pitonyak wrote:

A new documentation list should be ready soon.  ...
Sadly, I do not see the request to create the list at the moment


The request was announced here:
http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/openoffice-dev/201212.mbox/%3C50C7768A.4020707%40apache.org%3E 



The procedure does not rely on public JIRA tickets any longer: I'll be 
notified when the doc@ mailing list is created and I'll send a note to 
this list when this happens.


Regards,
  Andrea.


yeah!! :-)

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Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module (Documentation)

2012-12-12 Thread Andrew Douglas Pitonyak

On 12/10/2012 09:17 PM, Keith N. McKenna wrote:

Travis Tyler wrote:

Hi,
My name is Travis Tyler and I'm hoping to volunteer. I'm a student from
Austin, at the University of Texas. I love to write and solve 
problems and

I'm looking for a way to exercise both of those skills. Specifically, I
want to improve my technical writing ability.
That's pretty much it. Thanks for your time!
–Travis


Travis

Thank you for taking the time to communicate your interest in 
volunteering. You are taking the right first steps by going through 
the orientation modules. The other good thing to do would be to 
subscribe to this this list. You may miss replies to your post unless 
the person replying explicitly cc's You can subscribe by sending a 
blank email to users-subscr...@openoffice.apache.org and following the 
instructions that come in the reply to validate that you want to 
subscribe. This is a moderate to high volume list.


We are at the moment taking a fresh look at how we do documentation 
and your skills at writing and problem solving would definitely be of 
help. Welcome to Apache OpenOffice and I look forward to seeing more 
of your posts and working with you.


Regards
Keith N. McKenna

One other thought A new documentation list should be ready soon. 
subscribe and watch here for the announcement. If I remember, I will 
email directly when I notice that it exists


Sadly, I do not see the request to create the list at the moment


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Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module (Documentation)

2012-12-12 Thread Keith N. McKenna

Andrew Douglas Pitonyak wrote:

On 12/10/2012 09:17 PM, Keith N. McKenna wrote:

Travis Tyler wrote:

Hi,
My name is Travis Tyler and I'm hoping to volunteer. I'm a student from
Austin, at the University of Texas. I love to write and solve
problems and
I'm looking for a way to exercise both of those skills. Specifically, I
want to improve my technical writing ability.
That's pretty much it. Thanks for your time!
–Travis


Travis

Thank you for taking the time to communicate your interest in
volunteering. You are taking the right first steps by going through
the orientation modules. The other good thing to do would be to
subscribe to this this list. You may miss replies to your post unless
the person replying explicitly cc's You can subscribe by sending a
blank email to users-subscr...@openoffice.apache.org and following the
instructions that come in the reply to validate that you want to
subscribe. This is a moderate to high volume list.

We are at the moment taking a fresh look at how we do documentation
and your skills at writing and problem solving would definitely be of
help. Welcome to Apache OpenOffice and I look forward to seeing more
of your posts and working with you.

Regards
Keith N. McKenna


One other thought A new documentation list should be ready soon.
subscribe and watch here for the announcement. If I remember, I will
email directly when I notice that it exists

Sadly, I do not see the request to create the list at the moment



Andrew;

Just as an aside there is no need to cc me to my mail account. I am 
subscribed to the list thru gamane. I prefer to follow the mailing lists 
via nntp when ever possible rather than mail.




Re: Starting Introduction to Contributing to Apache OpenOffice Module

2012-11-19 Thread Keith N. McKenna

Miguel Diaz wrote:

Hello everyone, my name is Miguel and I'm interesting in helping with
the documentation of Open Office. I do not have previous formal
writing experience except for what I have done in my undergraduate
and graduate courses. However, I'm willing to contribute my time and
learn.


Greetings Miguel;

   Welcome to Apache OpenOffice. Lack of formal Technical writing 
experience is no problem. There are always things that need to be done. 
The first things that you should do are:

1) Subscribe to this mailing list by sending an e-mail to:
   dev@openoffice.apache.org and following the directions in the reply 
e-mail.
2) Go through the first 2 levels of the new volunteer Orientation at: 
http://incubator.apache.org/openofficeorg/orientation/index.html.
3) Read the Contributors 101 article on the Documentation Wiki at: 
http://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/Contribute.


Most importantly, if you have questions please ask them on the mailing 
list. Again welcome to the community.


Regards
Keith McKenna