Projects selected for LibreOffice in the Google Summer of Code 2022

The LibreOffice Google Summer of Code projects have been selected for 2022.

  • Hannah Meeks – VBA Macros – Tests and missing APIs : We support VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) Macros in LibreOffice, but the implemented API isn’t complete and the API functions aren’t largely tested. The consequence of this is that the VBA macros in OOXML documents don’t run as intended in LibreOffice, which causes compatibility problems. The goal of this project is to add tests for the functions already implemented and then look for what functions are missing for a method or module and add them.
  • Paris Oplopoios – Extend Z compressed graphic format support: Some graphic formats are compressed with ZIP (deflate) to make them smaller, while the formats themselves don’t support compression. In LibreOffice we already support SVGZ format, but not other formats. The goal of this idea is to look at how SVGZ is implemented and extend that to other formats (EMF, WMF). The extended goal is to implement support for compressing in addition to extracting.

Good luck to the contributors – we appreciate their work on these important features and improvements! And thanks to our mentors for assisting them: Tomaž Vajngerl and Miklos Vajna (Collabora); Thorsten Behrens (allotropia).

From September 5 – September 12, contributors will submit their code, project summaries, and final evaluations of their mentors. Find out more about the timeline here, and check out more details about the projects on this page.


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