Development/EasyHacks/Bugzilla Categorization

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    EasyHacks Keywords

    EasyHacks are kept as bugs on Bugzilla and categorized using Keywords to be easy to query.

       difficultyBeginner, easyHack, skillCpp, topicCleanup

    Basic Keywords

    Keyword Description
    needsDevEval A task that is thought of to be easy to hack, but has not been checked by a developer to not contain nasty surprises. Optional if used, the easyHack will not show up in the different lists.
    easyHack A task that has been checked by a developer not to contain any obvious nastiness. This tag should be given only by developers who are reasonably confident in the codebase to make that judgement.

    Keywords used to group the Easyhacks

    All these keywords are Demanded. Following the first guideline from "The Cathedral and the Bazaar"Wikipedia logo v3.svg

    "Every good work of software starts by scratching a developer's personal itch."

    this helps hackers to find their personal itch to scratch.


    keyword description
    difficultyBeginner A task that require little to no knowledge of the project to get started: comment translation, comment removal, search and replace tasks.
    difficultyMedium A task that requires actual thinking and problem solving.
    difficultyInteresting A task that requires some knowledge of a specific part of the project and is usually challenging for beginners.


    keyword description
    skillCpp Requires C/C++ coding
    skillDebug Requires C/C++ debugging
    skillDesign Requires C/C++ debugging
    skillJava Requires Java coding
    skillJavaScript Requires JavaScript coding
    skillLibObasic Requires LibreOffice Basic coding, mainly for maintenance of Extensions
    skillPython Requires Python coding
    skillScript Related to scripting and/or build system (Shell, git, Perl, Python, make ...)
    skillSQL Related to SQL relational databases
    skillUno Requires UNO framework knowledge
    skillVcl Requires Vcl UI toolkit knowledge


    keyword description
    topicUI Is about visible changes to the product.
    topicCleanup Is about refactoring without changing behavior.
    topicDebug Is about debugging and development tools (gdb, valgrind, unit tests ...).
    topicWeb Is about improving web pages and services around LibreOffice and The Document Foundation
    topicQA Is about testing and Quality Assurance