This section is about LibreOffice but is not concerned with using it but how to develop it, or in other words make changes to LibreOffice and fix bugs. At this stage the notes here are rough and mostly concerned with getting a development environment for LibreOffice built.
The following steps, are what I have done:
sudo zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/LibreOffice:/Unstable/openSUSE_13.1/LibreOffice:Unstable.repo- this adds the correct repository
sudo zypper si -d libreoffice(this should mean some of following not needed
git clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/core libreoffice
ccache --max-size 32G
make- this took about 6 hours in a VM
make kdevelop-ide-integration- needs Python 3 on the path
Recently I have had issues building with GStreamer 1.0, however knowing that GStreamer 0.10 worked previously I have found that the following two AutoGen options have helped to either disable GStreamer completely or revert back to GStreamer 0.10.
./autogen.sh --disable-gstreamer --enable-gstreamer-0_10
However, a better solution is to install GStreamer 1.0, so use Apper Software Management and carefully pick the items with a 1.0 version number, then it will work.
Once you have a build done you are ready to try your first update, or you might just want to poke around. However LibreOffice Easy Hacks - The Document Foundation Wiki is a good place to start to contribute.
Change into your libreoffice directory and do
git pull -r, after which you will need to do
make build. There is also
git reset --hard, which I have not tried but will get a clean git state if you have nothing to commit.
The official starting point is Source Code | LibreOffice - Free Office Suite - Fun Project - Fantastic People from where all the fun begins! If you need more detail or help then Building LibreOffice on Linux: Tips and Tricks - The Document Foundation Wiki is the real starting point.
debug=tas I think this might help IDE debugging.