DPS909 and OSD600 Winter 2009 OpenOffice.org Weekly Schedule
The course is broken into two parts. First, general open source and and community specific skills and ideas are taught. Students learn how to deal with the tools, techniques, and practices of the OpenOffice.org project and its community. Second, students are taught about extensibility models, and how to write Add-ons and Extensions.
Part I – Essential Open Source Development Skills and Concepts
Week 1 (Jan 12) Course introduction
- Course introduction
- Intro to open source
- Intro to the OpenOffice.org project
- Create an account on this wiki for yourself
- Create a personal wiki page on this wiki
- Add a link for yourself to the People page and the Winter 2009 Open Source Students page
- Create a blog (WordPress or Blogger or whatever) and create a feed category or tag called "open source"
- Read the Blog Guidelines for instructions on how to use your blog in the course
- Add your blog feed and info to the Open Source@Seneca Planet List so that it appears in the OpenSource@Seneca Planet
- Blog on your reactions to the readings for this week.
- Begin learning how to use IRC for communication. We'll cover this in detail next week, but it's better to get started early.
Week 2 (Jan 19) - Collaborative and Community Development Practices
- Collaborative development using on-line tools
- Intro to Internet Relay Chat (IRC)
- Blogs and Planets
- Using Wikis for collaborative writing
- Wikipedia and MediaWiki
- Intro to course wiki
- Wikis used by OpenOffice.org
- (To be completed)
- Readings/Resources (Incomplete)
- TODO (Incomplete)
- Ensure all TODO items from week 1 are completed
- Comment in at least one other student's blog with your feedback to what they wrote. Reminder: Comments have to be approved for them to be be shown on your blog. Check your blog settings.
- Download the "Sun Microsystems Inc. Contributor Agreement (SCA)" from OpenOffice.Org Programming, sign it and email it to Copyrightfax@sun.com and CC it to Fardad.