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The OpenOffice.org Graphics project is the host project for different graphic centric applications like the drawing application Draw, which allows you to easily create pixel and vector based graphics, the presentation application Impress for creating 'bleeding edge' and powerful presentations and the charting application Chart 2 to add the necessary charting functionality to all applications, especially to the spreadsheet application Calc.
The project also contains the necessary modules for several graphic engines like e.g. the 'DrawingEngine' or the 'PresentationEngine' on which all applications are built upon.
Beside that, the graphic filter development as well as the development of the MS Powerpoint binary filter is located within this project.
If you want to take a deeper look at the currently developed new Charting (Chart 2) module, please click here for futher information.
You can find various resoures here on this page as well as in our OpenOffice.org Wiki. So, what are you looking for?
There are several entries in our Wiki that are related to the several subprojects within this OOo project. Please visit the Draw Wiki for Drawing application related documentation, visit the Impress Wiki for Impress application related information and visit the Chart2 Wiki for Chart 2 related documentation.
The OpenOffice.org Wiki will soon feature also whole categories dedicated to end user documentation for each of the mentioned subprojects. There, you'll find articles, HowTo's, frequently asked questions (and answers). You might also want to visit the Tutorials category for taking a look at an Impress Tutorial for example.
As always, you're encouraged to contribute to the Wiki - if you find something is missing, or otherwise have information to share with the community: just add it!
You want to contribute some comprehensive coding or some code snippets, but don't know where to start? Welcome!
IssueZilla, the OOo internal bugtracking system features a keyword "easy2dev", which indicates issues which are easy to fix - that easy, that new developers should have not much trouble with them. Not much of the projects issues have this flag been set so far, but this will change in the near future to attract more and more developers to participate in the success of OOo and so to be a part of this great community. So, if you're looking for some small fixes to do: take a look at this list.
If you're interested in one of the mentioned engagements, just ask the owner of the issue, and/or the person who added the keyword. They are able to tell you how to fix it the best way. Ask them, or send a mail to our graphics developer mailing list - and we'll help you getting started!
If you're looking for a greater challenge, pick the issue or RFE which you would most like to get fixed. Ask in the issue, or in our graphics developer mailing list, for help in fixing it.
We also maintain a list of small to medium self-contained projects for developers, so if you're interested in such a project, please have a look at our graphics open projects lists.
We're working hard to make all parts of the grapghics project perfect, but let's face the truth: we're not there (yet). If you found a bug, or are missing a feature, you can help by describing it in IssueZilla, which is OpenOffice.org's own bug tracking system.
If you have some more time to spend to make OpenOffice.org better, please consider joining the QA Team.