Projects selected for LibreOffice in the Google Summer of Code 2024

The LibreOffice Google Summer of Code projects have been selected for 2024.

  • Adam Seskunas – More and better tests: the project aims to add automated tests for fixes related to document export as well as converting tests written in Java to C++.
  • Ahmed Hamed – Improvement to the Functions Deck in LibreOffice Calc: the functions deck in the Sidebar will get a better search, an editor area with syntax highlighting and debugging capabilities among other enhancements.
  • Aung Khant – Improving user experience around windows: remembering the size and position of windows will be made consistent and Start Center will be enhanced.
  • Devansh Varshney – Adding native support for histogram chart and its variations: this project will bring support for multiple chart types introduced in Microsoft Office 2016.
  • Mohit Marathe – Comments in Sidebar: after this project is completed, comments can be viewed and edited in the Sidebar in addition to the document margin.
  • Printf Debugging – LibreOffice Theme: the goal of this project is to increase flexibility in colouring the LibreOffice interface.
  • Ritobroto Mukherjee – Cross platform .NET bindings for UNO API: LibreOffice will get support for .NET 8 and an additional API that will feel more natural to .NET developers.
  • Venetia Furtado – LUA UNO Language Binding in Libreoffice: after this project is completed, you will be able to control LibreOffice using the LUA programming language.
  • Bonus project under Linux Foundation: Biswadeep Purkayastha – Desktop integration: CPDB support for the LibreOffice print dialog: Common Print Dialog Backends allow the separation of the user interface from printing technologies. The idea in this project is to bring CPDB support up to date.

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 (Collabora); Thorsten Behrens, Stephan Bergmann and Sarper Akdemir (allotropia); Rafael Lima; Andreas Heinisch; Heiko Tietze, Xisco Faulí, Michael Weghorn and Hossein Nourikhah (TDF).

Between August 19 and 26, 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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