LibreOffice FOSDEM 2016 Hackfest

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    Hackfest 2016
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    DatesJanuary 28th-29th, 2016
    LocationBetacowork Coworking,
    Brussels, Belgium

    The LibreOffice Hackfest will take place in the City of Brussels in BelgiumWikipedia logo v3.svg on January 28th and 29th, just before FOSDEM. This event is generously made possible by Betacowork Coworking Brussels -- give them a shoutout if you can.


    The venue is at Betacowork Coworking Brussels, 4 rue des Pères Blancs, 1040 Etterbeek.

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    Add yourself here if you plan to attend the Hackfest.

    1. Jan Iversen
    2. David Ostrovsky
    3. Cor Nouws
    4. Riccardo Magliocchetti
    5. Lionel Mamane
    6. Michael Meeks
    7. Jan Holesovsky
    8. Miklos Vajna
    9. Andras Timar
    10. Bubli
    11. floeff
    12. Alex
    13. Cloph
    14. Markus Mohrhard
    15. Marina Latini
    16. Marc Bessières
    17. Michael Weghorn (only Friday, 29)
    18. Jos van den Oever (only Friday, 29)
    19. Osvaldo Gervasi
    20. László Németh
    21. Gabriele Ponzo



    The venue will be open to us from 9:30 until late. Most attendees are expected to arrive past 10:30.

    Bug List

    If you're attending the hackfest, add your name next to what you might like to work on and feel free to add bugs.

    Bug Developer(s)
    tdf#123456 Describe the task Your name here

    Ideas from the Crowd

    Feel free to add some.

    • [Gerrit] Upgrade Gerrit to upcoming 2.11.6
    • [Gerrit] Install gerrit-oauth-provider plugin and enable OAuth2 authentication scheme for GitHub and Google
    • It would be superb if you could consider this for the FOSDEM 2016 hackfest; I assume this is an easy hack and a low-hanging fruit: "Improve usability of PDF export of documents with comments": In version 4.3, Caolán implemented the possibility in Writer to print PDFs with comments inside the margin. This is a very important feature collaborating with others and great to have it now. However, currently this is limited to printing and does not work in PDF-export. Like printing, PDF exporting of documents with comments is a very common use case. Unfortunately, no one has touched the PDF export dialog yet, so this new feature is not yet available in the PDF export dialog, although the feature itself is actually implemented. Caolán describes the (for users complicated) work-around in the related bug entry: To activate PDF export with comments inside the margin, it is necessary to change the settings in Tools ▸ Options ▸ LibreOffice Writer ▸ Print. Unfortunately, there is currently no way to activate/deactivate it from the PDF export dialog itself! Please see tdf#77650 for details and a sample .ui file how it could look like. It seems to me that this feature is a low hanging fruit involving mostly a small change in the UI.

    Discussion Topics

    Feel free to add some.


    See FOSDEM accommodation for relevant information; the punch line is that most people stay at the Hotel Astrid.


    Please add here, what you did work on during the Hackfest:

    • Andras:
      • DrawingML export of flipped and/or rotated custom shapes (gerrit, blog)
    • László:
      • Writer autocompletion: complete year (part) to current date to check or insert it during typing. (gerrit)
      • tdf#95024 Update Hungarian Autocorrect patterns according to the new Hungarian spelling reform (gerrit)
      • Update Hungarian Autotext patterns (gerrit)
      • Gallery stress test: 1634 themes based on Emoji One and Unicode Emoji classification:
        • half minute loading of bitmap previews (only first time, and 6× redundant data)
        • but instant search in the theme list typing the theme names