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Tuesday, November 18

10:00am CET

The OpenOffice Localization Community - Andrea Pescetti, Apache OpenOffice PMC
The sun never sets on the OpenOffice localization community. Volunteers from all continents help translating OpenOffice, its documentation and its website into dozens of languages.
We'll discuss the localization of OpenOffice both as a community story and a technical story. The community was restarted from scratch at Apache and welcomes new volunteers on a regular basis. Tools were developed and extended at Apache to help translators, with benefits for all Apache projects.


Andrea Pescetti

Member, Apache OpenOffice PMC
Andrea Pescetti has been active in free and open source software communities since 2001. He is currently serving as member of the Apache OpenOffice PMC, and helping the project as a volunteer, mainly in the Release Management and Localization fields. In his ordinary work activity... Read More →

Tuesday November 18, 2014 10:00am - 10:50am CET

1:30pm CET

Anatomy Of An Apache OpenOffice Extension - Pedro Giffuni, Apache Software Foundation
Developing code within the huge, and sometimes daunting, Apache OpenOffice code can sometimes be very difficult, specially if you only want to add a very specific piece of code that few people want.
As part of an ongoing effort to improve the Operation Research capabilities within Apache OpenOffice, I will try to document the different parts of an Apache OpenOffice extension.

Apache OpenOffice supports a framework called UNO, Universal Network Objects, for developing extensions. Extensions can be written in C/C++, Python or Java.

The UNO documentation is somewhat sparse and most of the developers end up taking some existing extension and use it as a template to write their own. This introductory talk will consider the characteristics behind UNO and will provide the basics to write such applications.

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Pedro Giffuni

Developer, Apache OpenOffice - FreeBSD
I am a Mechanical Engineer and I have a M. Sc. in Industrial Engineering but I have always been a hobbyist on computers and Networking. Since my University days (late mid-90's), I have been using FreeBSD actively in system administration. I am a FreeBSD and Apache OpenOffice developer... Read More →

Tuesday November 18, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm CET
Wednesday, November 19

9:30am CET

Addressing File Format Compatibility in Word Processors - Louis Suárez-Potts, Age of Peers, Inc. & Peter Kelly, UX Productivity
A well-known XKCD comic parodies the industry's solution to standards proliferation: a new, "universal" standard to replace all its predecessors. We all know where that leads. In this talk, I'll discuss an alternate approach that deals with the mess without creating more of it, in the context of word processing.

We want software that can read and write multiple formats, which means creating lots of filters. These should operate in a non-destructive manner, allowing modifications without losing information during conversion. I've been working on this for the past couple of years as part of UX Write - supporting HTML, Microsoft Word, LaTeX, and soon, ODF. I'd like to share this work with the community.

Let's pool our efforts and start an open source project to make these and new filters available in a way that can be used by everybody, for any purpose, and on any platform.


Peter Kelly

CEO, UX Productivity
Peter Kelly is the Founder & CEO of UX Productivity, an small software development company focusing on mobile productivity solutions. He is the developer of UX Write, a word processor for the iPad. Peter is currently based in Chiang Mai, Thailand.Prior to starting UX Productivity... Read More →
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Louis Suárez-Potts

Community Strategist, Age of Peers, Inc.
Louis Suárez-Potts is the community strategist for Age of Peers, a consultancy he co-founded in 2011. He also participates on the Project Membership Committee for Apache OpenOffice. From 2000 to 2011, Suárez-Potts was the Community Manager for OpenOffice.org, a role that entailed... Read More →

Wednesday November 19, 2014 9:30am - 10:20am CET

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