Team blog: Improving table borders, gtktiledviewer and more at the Cambridge Hackfest

Miklos Vajna writes:

The first ever UK LibreOffice Hackfest took place in the city of Cambridge on May 21st to 23rd, kindly hosted by Collabora. My starter idea was to fix tdf#90315, i.e. to support both nested tables and multiple columns with the proper spacing in between them in the RTF import. Other than this, here is a list of other topics I hacked on…

Read the rest at Miklos’ blog

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Spread the word: LibreOffice Hackfest Cambridge

Two weeks today on May 21st LibreOffice enthusiasts from around the world will converge on Cambridge for the first ever UK Hackfest. Hosted at Collabora’s headquarter offices, engineers, designers, translators, and first-time contributors will work together on the world’s most popular Open Source office suite over a three day sprint.

The Cambridge Beer Festival
The Cambridge Beer Festival coincides with the LibreOffice Hackfest

Use the printable poster below to tell your colleagues and classmates about the event, and encourage them to participate. Hackfests are the perfect opportunity to get familiar with LibreOffice for the first time — expert engineers will be happy to help you get started and solve problems together. High resolution A5 size PDF and PNG files are available, as well as editable Gimp source files.

Poster advertising the Cambridge Hackfest
Poster advertising the Cambridge Hackfest

Full details of travel, accommodation, programme, and more can be found on the dedicated Document Foundation Wiki page. See you in Cambridge!

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LibreOffice, Collabora, and Partners at openSUSE Conference and Kolab Summit

Last weekend over a hundred Linux experts and contributors gathered in The Hague for the annual openSUSE conference. Collabora’s Michael Meeks presented the latest developments in LibreOffice, including a live demo of the cutting edge document editing features in LibreOffice for Android, and an introduction to the backend architecture of LibreOffice online.

Attendees at openSUSE Conference 2015
Attendees at openSUSE Conference 2015
Michael Meeks presenting in the Hague
Michael Meeks presenting in the Hague

Between talks on subjects such as community building, power management, and cloud infrastructure, Document Foundation Committee Member and Collabora partner Cor Nouws offered information and advice to attendees from his conference booth, and shared infographics and promotional materials. As a leading member of the Document Foundation’s Dutch Team, and Director of local LibreOffice training and services firm Nou&Off, Cor was ideally placed to field the crowd’s questions.

Booth with Cor Nouws
Booth with Cor Nouws

The event was run jointly for the first time this year, sharing a venue with the inaugural Kolab Summit. Hosted by Kolab, an Open Source Groupware application, the two days of talks ran parallel with the openSUSE Conference, and Michael contributed his second talk of the weekend titled “Producing business: driving development of LibreOffice-from-Collabora”. A video of Michael’s talk is being prepared and should be available in the next few weeks.

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