So after a 9 hours nap on the City Night Line I woke up on my way home, after a few days in Nuremberg where I attended openSUSE Conference 2010. Where I, apart from attending some interesting talks, met some of the cool LibreOffice hackers…
As GSoC student with Go-OO (now LibreOffice) I was invited to say a few words about my GSoC project. I started by defining what visual formula editing is. Then I scratched some of the rather unpleasant problems I encountered when adding this capability to LibreOffice Math.
- Slides from my presentation (1.4MiB PDF)
I also demonstrated the hack, and used a small crash-bug to show that it wasn’t ready for being shipped yet. However, despite the crash-bug, Michael Meeks suggested that we tried to put it in as an experimental feature, that could be enabled at runtime. Whether or not it’s going to make the 3.3 release, time will tell. In any event there’s still a rather long list of things to do before this hack can be considered stable.