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From "Andrew C. Oliver" <acoli...@nc.rr.com>
Subject Re: [vote] Accepting donated POI serializers/generators
Date Thu, 10 Jan 2002 09:22:43 GMT
On Thu, 2002-01-10 at 04:05, Stuart Roebuck wrote:
> 
> > On Wed, 09 Jan 2002 20:50:55 +0100, Stefano Mazzocchi <stefano@apache.org>
> >  wrote:
> >
> >> Guys,
> >>
> >> POI is a java library to read/write the M$ Office format.
> >>
> >> You can read more at the current home of the effort:
> >>
> >>  http://poi.sourceforge.net
> >>
> >> I believe that being able to read/write (say generate/serialize in
> >> Cocoon-ese) excel and word formats will be a *major* advantage of
> >> Cocoon, expecially for my future goal of a full KMS system.
> >>
> 
> On Wednesday, January 9, 2002, at 11:53 pm, Ovidiu Predescu wrote:
> >
> > Good stuff, I definitely vote +1 for it!
> >
> > I was waiting for something like this to appear, so I can
> > automatically publish on the Web all the Word/Excel/Powerpoint docs I
> > receive on my Linux desktop ;-)
> 
> At the moment it works on Excel sheets, but not on Word or PowerPoint in 
> any way, is that correct or have things moved on since the last 
> documentation update?
> 

Well things have moved on since the last documentation update.  The docs
on the site of course reflect the "production" build and not the
development code.  .

The Word porting effort (HDF) is to begin shortly.  I've got a few loose
ends to finish tying up.  

As for Powerpoint, I'd soo like to do Powerpoint but that will be our
most difficult effort.  M$ is doing their best to disappear all
documentation on their file formats.  What's worse is anyone who got
Powerpoint documentation got a nice pretty NDA to go with it.  Whats
really humorous is I can find the NDA on the internet but I cannot find
the Powerpoint docs.

Hopefully all this made sense (Its 4am and I've been working since 10am
on POI stuff).  Please feel free to ask further questions.  I'm
subscribed in non digest mode at the moment.  

Thanks,

-Andy

cc: POI people.

> Stuart.
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