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From Matthias Seidel <matthias.sei...@hamburg.de>
Subject Re: Open Tasks (was: Hiii)
Date Sun, 15 Dec 2019 10:22:57 GMT
Hi Peter,

See comment inline...

Am 15.12.19 um 10:37 schrieb Peter Kovacs:
> Hello Jenni,
>
> Okay, lets bring this back to the List.
>
> I try to sum up by Topic what is going on. If I forgot something it
> slipped my mind. Everyone is invited to add stuff. There is no
> particular order. The numbers are for easier reference.
>
> 1) Translation process
>
> OpenOffice offers a lot of languages (I think 60?) that can it setup to.
> A community works on their translations on a pootle server.
>
> The Project build our own pootle servers up with updated servers which
> are now in our maintenance ability. Before they were maintenanced by the
> foundations infra team.
>
> We talk about the switch from the infa service to our community service.
> Mechtilde is here in lead I would say.
>
> 2) Migration of static Webpages
>
> We have lots of web stuff. We have Static Webpages, a Media Wiki and a
> Confluence Wiki with information in it. (it is historical grown)
>
> Now the static Web pages need to be moved. We currently use an
> unmaintained system that parses Markup language into static pages.
>
> The new system offered by Infra (short for foundation Infra) is a
> combination of tools. Dave is there in lead, I think and George wanted
> to help. I have no Idea what status this project has.
>
> 3) Migration of the build System
>
> We use an old make build system called dmake. On top of it and in the
> background there are various scripts active, that build open office.
> This whole thing is unmaintained.
>
> We move to Gnu make. I think this is 90% done. The remaining
> translations are difficult to do. Damjan is there in the lead (and the
> only one involved?)
>
> 4) OpenOffice Win 64 bit translations
>
> We currently only offer a 32bitWindindows Version. Damjan is migrating
> it to 64 bit. I am unsure on the status. Build knowledge required ;)
>
> 5) OpenOffice Code renew
>
> We still use C-Arrays in our code. This are potentially a security
> threat. Patricia, had started before her pause to replace those with
> modern C++ vectors.
>
> We should continue on this. This is I think newbe friendly task. But we
> need to check her last commits to see the pattern.
>
> And you need to be able to build OpenOffice for this. Project is
> currently on hold.
>
> 6) Code Documentation.
>
> For me as a newbe it is very hard to understand what the code does. so I
> started to document the code.
>
> I want to understand which modul is has which responsibility on high
> level. I try to document this at [0]:
>
> Also I try to get more inline Comments added.
>
> I am currently looking into autodoc. Maybe we stick to it, maybe move to
> another maintained system. Discussion is still tbd.
>
> 7) Bug overview.
>
> I try to sort the bugs into topics and categories.
>
> My hope is that we can handle them better. or have teams caring on them.
>
> Our Bugtracker is Bugzilla, which is faster when you have a bad internet
> connection, and it is opensource.[1]
>
> I have opened up a Jira account where I try to do the clustering. [2]
>
> help and Ideas are appreciated.
>
> 8) solving bugs for 4.2.0
>
> We have a critical list that needs to be done before we can start a beta
> for release 4.2.0.
>
> I have no clue where this list was :( I take a look, and tell later or
> maybe someone else has it ready?
Maybe you think of this?

https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/Open+List+from+Discussion

The link to the Release Blockers is point 7.1

Regards,

   Matthias

>
>
>
>
> [0] https://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Main
> [1] https://bz.apache.org/ooo/
> [2]
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/projects/OPENOFFICE/issues/OPENOFFICE-109?filter=allopenissues
>
> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> Subject: 	Re: Hiii
> Date: 	Sun, 15 Dec 2019 11:00:38 +0200
> From: 	Jennie Klein <jenniejoyness@gmail.com>
> To: 	Peter Kovacs <Petko@apache.org>
>
>
>
> For me this is all new so I'm not sure how it works, it would probably
> be helpful to get specific directions on how to get up to date on the
> project. First thing I saw was a bunch of messages about the project
> that I was still not familiar with.
> So maybe some kind of beginner instructions on how to get started.
> So what is the next steps I need to do to be up to date? And know what's
> going on and how I can help?
>
> On Sun, 15 Dec. 2019, 10:55 Peter Kovacs, <Petko@apache.org
> <mailto:Petko@apache.org>> wrote:
>
>     Yes take your time that is fine. I am just worried because people
>     usually post that they want to start and then do not write anything
>     else.
>
>     We are not sure where people give up. So we cannot help or lower the
>     barrier at this point. That is why I wanted try to get feedback.
>
>     What you can do we should talk on the list so people benefit.
>
>
>


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