[odf-devel] Python API ready for OpenDocument
jean.marie.gouarne at online.fr
Fri Jan 5 08:40:28 EST 2007
Le jeudi 4 janvier 2007 23:48, Soren Roug a écrit :
> Just a quick note to tell you that I've reached Alpha state on my
> OpenDocument API for Python. You can play with it by doing:
This toolbox looks very powerful ! My Python skills are very poor but I can
easily understand the design and the features through the documentation.
IMHO, you should make a bit more marketing about this API (i.e. it should be
more visible among the Fellowship's annoucements and a presentation page
would probably be welcome at opendocument.xml.org)
> Idea: port it to Perl... Anyone?
Hopefully, a part of the job is done !
I'm the developer/mantainer of the "Perl OpenDocument Connector", which is
advertised on the OASIS ODF forum:
This Perl API is available as a regular, platform-neutral CPAN package and
through a few platform-specific, derived distributions (Activestate PPM for
Windows, Linux and Unix, Mandriva Linux RPM, and others). The reference
distribution is here:
As a consequence, the Perl/OpenDocument integration is of great interest for
me; however it's a part-time, voluntary job, so I (all alone and without any
sponsor) can't afford to embark upon a deep reengineering of the existing Perl
Connector (which differs from your Python API by its basic design choices and
not only by the implementation language). However, I could provide code and
support for a new Perl/ODF project.
I suggest you to have a look at the following (old but not really obsolete)
article (which doesn't require a Perl advanced knowledge), in order to
understand the differences between ODFPY and Perl/OODoc. We could then,
maybe, have a discussion about convergence issues ??
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