Michael Meeks has been contributing to OpenOffice for a
couple of years now. Initially he made it simple to start
contributing to the effort, and wrote the OpenOfficeOrg
Hacking guide, and setup a site at Ximian to get open source
developers to contribute, you can see it here:
With all the tools for newcomers to contribute to
OpenOffice: Source Code Cross Reference, Bug Tracking System,
Tinderbox Status and ready-to-hack source packages.
One of the best features is the Hackers
Yesterday he posted his slides on OpenOffice hacking here,
I found some of them fascinating:
Edd, I agree
that there is not much action on the IronPython development
front, and we would be willing to host a hackable repository
for maintaining IronPython.
We could then provide all these patches to Jim for when he
has the cycles to do its upcoming release.
Logistically-wise, my hands are tied until January as
Cancun is taking precedence over hacking in the upcoming
weeks, but the new year is a good time to pick this up.
We released the latest two versions of Mono 1.0.5
(production) and 1.1.3
(development) both with a long list of goodies.
In the Windows.Forms world, Geoff wrote a native Quartz
driver for our Windows.Forms implementation, which you can see
Geoff reports that we have feature parity with Windows.Forms
Also, ran into IronPHP
the same concept of IronPython, but for PHP.
Also Duncan learned today that the University of California
Irvine is teaching one of its compiler classes with Mono on