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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: POI Workbook adapter for ODFToolkit
Date Sun, 24 Feb 2013 23:39:17 GMT
On Sat, Feb 23, 2013 at 6:28 AM, Florian Hopf
<mailinglists@florian-hopf.de> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I just wanted to let you know that I started work on a POI workbook adapter
> for the ODFToolkit. The goal is to make the POI Workbook functionality
> available for ODS documents so users can use the familiar POI API to read
> and modify Open Document spreadsheets. The code still is in an early stage
> but so far it looks quite promising. It's an interesting task because it is
> a rather rare opportunity to have an existing implementation that I can use
> to see how the API should behave. I already noticed that the ODFToolkit
> needs some further enhancements and fixes to implement all the functionality
> but I am waiting for the current release to be completed.
>
> I think providing the existing POI API for Open Document formats will be a
> huge benefit for many users as for simple use cases I expect this to be
> nearly a drop in replacement.
>

This could be very cool, having the ability to write the application
logic once and then choose at runtime which format to write out.

-Rob

> Regards
> Florian
>
> --
> Florian Hopf
> Freelance Software Developer
>
> http://blog.florian-hopf.de

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