Working on a GSoC task has a real impact - for example the new LibreOffice 4.2 start center is the result of a GSoC task. Yes, the very face of new LibreOffice version is here thanks to Summer of Code.
I am going to mentor this year again, mostly user interface ideas. Let me summarize them here:
- Improved Color Selection
Something that is really badly needed in LibreOffice. Selecting a color that is not pre-defined is a painful task for users - help us to finally improve the experience there!
- Further improvements in the Template manager
The Template manager is a result of an older GSoC task too. We would like to integrate it into the new Start center, to get a seamless experience for the user.
- Improve usability of Personas
This is a task to make the selecting the themes for your LibreOffice more pleasant, with better integration with Firefox Themes.
- Revamp the Gallery tool
This task will enable the user to browse online gallery of shapes, based on an older work that made this somehow possible.
If you want to apply for any of these, don't forget that we require you to solve a programming Easy Hack first; the more of them you do, the better chances you have that we will select you.
And if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask :-)