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From Kay Schenk <kay.sch...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Student Project
Date Wed, 03 Sep 2014 17:14:25 GMT


On 09/03/2014 06:37 AM, Deborah Digges wrote:
> Thank you for your help and time; I will take a look at the issues and try
> to solve some of them.
> 
> I have completed the build and install, and have also taken a look at the
> architecture.

Great news that you succeeded with your build! This is really super!

> If you do come across a project that has the needed mix of mentors, I'd be
> glad to be a part of it.

Mostly, I didn't want to delay your efforts to find a semester project.
Hopefully, you'll find some of the "easy" fixes to your liking.

Hoping we can hear more from you and your team soon. Keep up the good work!

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> On Wed, Sep 3, 2014 at 5:56 AM, Kay Schenk <kay.schenk@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
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>> On 09/01/2014 10:25 AM, Deborah Digges wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> It's great to hear from you!
>>> * We work primarily on unix machines - ubuntu specifically. IDEs we have
>>> worked on include Eclipse, NetBeans and Aptana studio.
>>> * I know git, but am not very experienced with it. I have worked briefly
>>> with perforce.
>>> * The course evaluation would be in the beginning of December, so that
>>> gives us time till the end of November to complete the project.
>>>
>>> If there is any more information I could provide you with, I'd be more
>> than
>>> glad to.
>>> I'll be going through the link you've mentioned shortly. Once again,
>> thank
>>> you for your response.
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>> Deborah
>>
>> The specific project I was thinking about seems to be lacking in the
>> needed mix of mentors at the moment.
>>
>> We do have a listing of "easy" and "simple" hacks from our development
>> orientation page:
>>
>> http://openoffice.apache.org/orientation/intro-development.html
>>
>> Feel free to take a look at these, and get involved by fixing some of
>> these issues if you like. We have quite a number of Ubuntu builders who
>> can answer questions on this list. Good luck with your open source project.
>>
>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Mon, Sep 1, 2014 at 10:43 PM, Kay Schenk <kay.schenk@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> On Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 1:19 AM, Deborah Digges <
>>>> deborah.gertrude.digges@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Hello,
>>>>>
>>>>> I am a *4th year* Computer Science student. As a part of a course -
>> "The
>>>>> Architecture of Open source technologies", I am required to contribute
>> to
>>>>> an open source project.
>>>>>
>>>>> The project is needed to be done by a team of *3 members*.The semester
>>>> ends
>>>>> by* November*, so that gives me *three months* to work on the project.
>>>> The
>>>>> course requires us to work *8 hours a week*. Also, the course
>> emphasizes
>>>> on
>>>>> making code contributions.
>>>>>
>>>>> I am familiar with C,C++ and python, and I am eager to pick up
>> additional
>>>>> skills that are required.
>>>>>
>>>>> Please could you help me in this task, as I am quite new to open
>> source.
>>>>>
>>>>> Looking forward to your response,
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>> Deborah Digges.
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Hello Deborah --
>>>> Thanks for contacting Apache OpenOffice. We'd love to have you
>> contribute
>>>> to this project.  We will try to identify a specific task for your team.
>>>>
>>>> First, I think we need more information from you to make this
>> successful:
>>>>
>>>> * please tell us more about your development environment -- OS, IDE, etc
>>>> * what is your experience with source version management tools? svn,
>> git,
>>>> etc
>>>> * your semester ends "by November" meaning the end of November?
>>>>
>>>> There are many references to open source participation available. Here's
>>>> one that gives a perspective from a participant's viewpoint that you may
>>>> find helpful.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>> http://blog.cobia.net/cobiacomm/2013/03/13/open-source-community-participation/
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>>
>>>>
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>>> MzK
>>>>
>>>> "Nothing will work unless you do."
>>>>                 -- Maya Angelou
>>>>
>>>
>>
>> --
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> MzK
>>
>> "Nothing will work unless you do."
>>             -- Maya Angelou
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