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From Clay Leeds <webmaes...@mac.com>
Subject Re: Improving Forrest/OpenOffice.org integration
Date Sun, 02 Apr 2006 15:08:03 GMT
On Apr 2, 2006, at 5:35 AM, Ross Gardler wrote:
> Ross Gardler wrote:
>> Web Maestro Clay wrote:
>>> I've been given the go-ahead to work on Forrest's OpenOffice.org   
>>> functionality
>> Excellent!!
>>> Would it make more sense to 'leave' the OpenOffice.org plugin  
>>> alone,  and focus instead on creating a new OpenDocument plugin,  
>>> since it  doesn't appear to have as many styling issues?
>> +1 to starting afresh and working on an OpenDocument plugin instead.
>
> One other tip. When I did the Resume plugin I used a simple  
> generator for SXW files [1]. This replaces the rather hacky way of  
> reading the zipped SXW files in the OOo plugin. I never found the  
> time to make it work for other OOo formats and put it into the OOo  
> plugin.
>
> Perhaps your work is the perfect opportunity to do this. It's  
> pretty simple (as long as you know a little Java) and improves  
> performance considerably.

Unfortunately, I don't "(know a little Java)" but maybe this will be  
a good opportunity for me to start (if you don't mind a little hand- 
holding... ;-).

> Ross
>
> [1] http://svn.apache.org/viewcvs.cgi/forrest/trunk/whiteboard/ 
> plugins/org.apache.forrest.plugin.input.Resume/src/java/org/apache/ 
> forrest/generation/


Clay Leeds
webmaestro@mac.com

My religion is simple. My religion is kindness.
-- HH Dalai Lama of Tibet




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