So long & thanks for all the tips

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So long & thanks for all the tips

Postby huw » Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:20 pm

I have a new job, back in GIS, so I will not be around here much after Friday, and probably not often before then, due to hand-over. Many, many thanks to all those who have humoured & enlightened me. Good luck with the future, and carry on enjoying both learning & teaching.
Cheers,
Huw

Finally, here are a few notes I have found useful, as much for me in the future as anyone:

Use your votes. Once an issue number is crossed out on the list - move those votes to another issue. Encourage others to do the same - there are currently 2363 resolved or closed issues with votes wasted on them, or over 11,000 wasted votes. Just the 627 closed or resolved with 3 or more votes currently total up to 8322 wasted votes!

Get the hang of Issue Tracker (IssueZilla) queries. It's a beast, but it's the best we have.

Remember to search summary and description.

Save a query which finds all the issues you have reported, are CC on, have commented on, etc.

In the results, change the output columns & sort by Changed date.

Always include steps to reproduce when reporting an issue.

Beware of issues identically affecting more than one component. Most will be reported for just Writer or Calc. Some will be reported for Framework. Allow for this when searching.

Development news:
http://blogs.sun.com/GullFOSS/
http://planet.go-oo.org/ (overlaps GullFOSS, but includes a handy daily query of new issues).
View mailing list archive

User news & tips:
http://openoffice.blogs.com/openoffice/
http://www.oooninja.com/

Other:
Writer regex howto
Calc regex howto
http://www.regular-expressions.info/
Word help
Excel function reference & other help
Why OpenOffice's Regular Expressions are flawed
Word Perfect RevealCodes: "asking for reveal codes is sort of like asking a Mazda rotary engine owner if you can see the pistons" (written about Word, but applicable to Writer).

Currently dormant:
http://blogs.sun.com/dancer/
http://blogs.sun.com/malte/
http://blogs.gnome.org/jody
http://www.openofficetips.com/

And of course, the two forums:
http://user.services.openoffice.org
http://www.oooforum.org
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Re: So long & thanks for all the tips

Postby Hagar Delest » Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:37 pm

Well, thanks also for your contributions!
And happy sailing!
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Re: So long & thanks for all the tips

Postby acknak » Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:21 pm

Many thanks to you! You've been a great help, to me and many others here, and we will greatly miss your efforts! Please drop by when you can.

Best wishes on your new position--congrats!
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Re: So long & thanks for all the tips

Postby DrewJensen » Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:04 pm

Who was that masked man.....

Best wishes with all your endeavors.
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Re: So long & thanks for all the tips

Postby AndrewZ » Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:52 pm

Congrats on the new position, and thanks for your contributions!
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