LibreOffice at FOSDEM

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FOSDEM 2012
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Dates February 4-5, 2012
Location ULB Campus Solbosch,
Brussels, Belgium
Website https://archive.fosdem.org/2012/

FOSDEM is the premier open source developers conference, and the most significant developers conference for LibreOffice after the annual LibreOffice conference.

Room Description

Come and hear about the growth and success of LibreOffice and how you can get involved in this exciting project at the cutting edge of Free Software. Hear from many of the core developers, work out how best to get your most annoying problems fixed, and find how best to get plugged into the team. Co-ordinate with your co-developers, get caught up with the latest developments all over the project, meet friends you've hacked with on-line, all this and more. If you're just a user and want to go deeper, to help improve things we'll have something for you too.

LibreOffice Devroom Talks

FOSDEM 2012 LibreOffice Devroom schedule

LibreOffice Development Directions
LibreOffice Development Directions
Speaker Italo Vignoli
Duration 30 mins
Abstract Where we have started from, where we are going to. For hackers, and for human beings.
Import filters for LibreOffice: Join the journey
Speaker Fridrich Strba
Duration 45 mins
Abstract A 45 (or less) minutes session dedicated on explaining how we proceeded in writing our Visio import filter and showing a methodology how to write an import filter for LibreOffice efficiently. Part of the session will be dedicated to get interested developers started. If you want to join our exciting journey, this is the door wide open for you into our community.
Widget Layout
Widget Layout
Speaker Caolán McNamara
Duration 15 mins
Abstract Dialogs in LibreOffice are horrifically ugly, mostly because all widgets contained within them and the dialog themselves are typically fixed size and sized to contain the text of the longest translation. The other reason they are ugly is because they are so painful to edit. There's been plenty of proposals and attempts to fix them. Here's another one.
Easy Hacks - how to become a key LibreOffice contributor
Easy Hacks
Speaker Michael Meeks
Duration 30 mins
Abstract Looking at some easy hacks - some worked examples in getting started in the LibreOffice project. We have a ton of entry level tasks, all of them useful that we'd love to get people involved with. We also have some more juicy, but still really useful things we need to get done too.
LibreOffice QA
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Speaker Cor Nouws
Duration 30 mins
Abstract Come and hear how the LibreOffice QA team works, get hands on experience with bugzilla, find out where our daily snapshots are, and how to use them, and chat with fellow QA guys. See some feedback on the progress of bug tracking and some pretty graphs.
Improving the Extensions and Template Center
Improving the Extensions and Template Center
Speaker Andreas Mantke
Duration 30 mins
Abstract Explaining the upcoming hacks / improvements in the extensions- and specially the template-center
Impress Hacking - The What & The Where
Impress Hacking
Speaker Thorsten Behrens
Duration 45 mins
Abstract Want to hack some nice graphics algorithms, or just fix the most annoying bug your MBA friends keep nagging you with for Impress? Here's the place to get directions & ideas for that, plus some war stories from 10+ years of Impress hacking.
Test concepts for automated Libreoffice testing
Test concepts for automated Libreoffice testing
Speaker Markus Mohrhard
Duration 45 mins
Abstract Showing new concepts for in-build tests and subsequent tests and how these concepts make automated testing easier and more reliable.
Hacking Writer: what to know to get started
Hacking Writer
Speaker Cédric Bosdonnat
Duration 45 mins
Abstract Here is the starter pack for the Writer hacker. Document model, layout and UI bits will be presented here to help you fix your pet bug or add cool new features.
The Infrastructure behind TDF
The Infrastructure behind TDF
Speaker Florian Effenberger
Duration 45 mins
Abstract TDF provides not only a stable and reliable software to its users, but also a stable and reliable infrastructure for its community. Contrary to what we had before, most of the knowledge is now inside the community, giving a flexible and scalable solution that grows with the demands of the project. This talk gives an overview on the infrastructure that drives the LibreOffice community, including technical details on server administration and management.
Hacking Calc - what to know to get started
Hacking Calc
Speaker Eike Rathke
Duration 30 mins
Abstract Land on Calc structures without crashing. How to not get trapped in cells.
LibreOffice debugging tricks
LibreOffice debugging tricks
Speaker Jan Holesovsky / Kendy
Duration 30 mins
Abstract How to find your way through the complexities of LibreOffice, or any other large project; or "Find the needle in the haystack effectively".
Base Hacking
Base Hacking
Speaker Lionel Elie Mamane
Duration 30 mins
Abstract The database component is one of the pieces most in need of love in LibreOffice. Come and hear how one noble, lone hacker has made a huge difference to this component, and how you can get stuck into improving this key piece of the suite.
LibreOffice extension for Sharepoint
LibreOffice extension for Sharepoint
Speaker Miklos Vajna

Cedric Bosdonnat

Duration 45 mins
Abstract LPSP stands for LibreOffice extension providing connection to SharePoint. This Java extension is a great solution for users needing SharePoint support right now and/or don't consider upgrading (yet) to newer SharePoint versions supporting CMIS.

We'll also take a short time to explain about the CMIS connection and why it is a cool thing to hack on.

Analysing LibreOffice with Compiler plugins
Analysing LibreOffice with Compiler plugins
Speaker Stephan Bergmann
Duration 15 mins
Abstract Above all else, LibreOffice is a vast corpus of C++ source code of varying quality. Static analysis of that giant code base guarantees a constant stream of interesting findings. The talk will look at how plugin architectures of modern C++ compilers allow to tap that stream.
10 reasons to contribute to LibreOffice today
10 reasons to contribute to LibreOffice today
Speaker Bjoernsmall.png Bjoern Michaelsen
Duration 15 mins
Abstract Quite a lot has changed in the first year of LibreOffice making the life for developers and newcomers to the project a lot easier and a lot more fun.