I’m happy to announce that the article I submitted to the OpenOffice.org Developer Article Contest has been selected as June’s winner! You can read my article here. Though this article attempts to cover the hard topic of hacking the core part of OO.o’s code base, I tried to keep it somewhat of an easy read.
I hope this article will help lower the initial barrier to entry, because hacking OO.o, though it admittedly comes with a steep learning curve, is quite fun once you set your foot in the door. So, even if you are a little intimidated by the sheer size of the code base, come and try with your hand a little. You might actually like it. :-)
Interested in writing your own article for the contest? Cool. Go read the guideline and submit your own!