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From kommrad homer <>
Subject Re: Volunteers welcome in ODF Toolkit Project
Date Sat, 01 Feb 2014 21:39:57 GMT
Hey everyone ,

i'm using odf toolkit just for reading excel and ods files , and i must say
that the biggest struggle i face , is reading huge files because odf
toolkit is reading all file at once , resulting in a great need of memory .

I think odf toolkit needs to support an operation of reading the file in
pages , like this project

Nice day

On 1 February 2014 01:31, Ahmed I Ibrahim <> wrote:

> Dear all,
> Although I am new to the usage of the toolkit, however I see its great
> value and I really want to contribute. Just let me know How I can help.
> And sorry for the delay to answer.
> Thanks & Best Regards / السلام عليكم
> Ahmed Ibrahim
> MBA ,Senior IT Architect, SWG Cairo Lab Services
> BPM Client Solution Manager, MEA
> IT Architect Egypt Proffesion Lead
> Mobile: +20 100 1615 506
> From:   Rob Weir <>
> To:,
> Date:   01/21/2014 05:45 PM
> Subject:        Volunteers welcome in ODF Toolkit Project
> Hello everyone!
> The ODF Toolkit is an open source project in the Incubator of the
> Apache Software Foundation.  This means that we have a probationary
> status, where we're not yet a full Apache project (what is called a
> Top Level Project).  We're given a chance to develop a community, and
> if we're successful doing this, then we can "graduate".
> Right now we're not doing so well.  Some of the early developers who
> helped start the Toolkit have had job changes and moved on to other
> things.  There are a handful of volunteers, like myself, who are
> trying to keep things going, but none of us has this as a full time
> paying job.
> I'll be honest.  The situation is a bit precarious right now.  If we
> don't grow the community over the next few months there is a good
> chance we'll need to shut down.  That doesn't mean the code disappears,
> of course.  It would be archived and would still be available, though
> unmaintained.  But it would end the best opportunity we have to have
> an ODF Toolkit that will grow, improve in features and performance,
> etc.
> Since all users of the ODF Toolkit are also Java programmers, you are
> all able to contribute to the project.  Many of you already do, by
> sending in bug reports, even patches.  This is greatly appreciated.
> If anyone thought this project was a "closed club" where outsiders
> were not welcome, let me reassure you that this is not the case.  We
> welcome any and all who want to help.
> So if you get some value from the ODF Toolkit, and want to see it
> graduate from the Incubator and grow into a more powerful tool for
> processing ODF files, then I urge you to express your interest on the
> project's dev mailing list:  It is
> really easy to get involved and the more experienced developers can
> help you get started.
> Thanks and best regards,
> -Rob

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