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From Ovidiu Predescu <>
Subject Re: [vote] Accepting donated POI serializers/generators
Date Wed, 09 Jan 2002 23:53:09 GMT
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 ;-)


On Wed, 09 Jan 2002 20:50:55 +0100, Stefano Mazzocchi <> 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:
> 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.
> Using Word and Excel as editors for an native XML system will be, IMO,
> *extremely* cool and would allow shops and offices to start moving their
> legacy docs into the system without requiring commercial solutions.
> POI has been proposed to donation to If
> approuved will become a general java library since there is nothing
> XML-related about it.
> At the same time, the POI project contains some cocoon-specific code
> that they would like to donate to us.
> In order to accept the donation, we must vote.
> Note: the donation will take place even if POI is not accepted under
> Jakarta. In that case, Cocoon will ship POI as an external library (no
> license problems since the entire thing is based on the apache license).
> They already separated the cocoon-specific code into a package in order
> to simplify the donation. They also would like to continue its
> development since they believe that Cocoon will be one of the best
> 'users' of their library.
> So, please, place your vote on the question below:
> Would you like the cocoon-specific POI code to be hosted in the Cocoon
> CVS and shipped with the next distribution (along with the POI library
> in the /lib directory)?
> Thanks.
> -- 
> Stefano Mazzocchi      One must still have chaos in oneself to be
>                           able to give birth to a dancing star.
> <>                             Friedrich Nietzsche
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