[odf-discuss] ODF Support: Lettos online conversion tool(Le
mirko at artofsolving.com
Fri Feb 23 10:17:30 EST 2007
Peter Vandenabeele wrote:
> I started looking into JOOConverter some time ago (which seems to be the
> same project, with a changed name ?),
Yes recently OO (OpenOffice) morphed into OD (OpenDocument).
> so I am aware of this project. I didn't
> get through at the time, because I was unable to easily install OO.o
> 2.1 on
> Debian at the time.
JODConverter works with any OOo 2.x, with 2.0.3+ recommended; of course
the latest stable (currently 2.1) is even better.
You can always install the latest OOo version downloadable from
openoffice.org on Debian by converting the rpm packages to deb or tgz
> What I meant is that this Lettos tool is the first one that I have
> come across
> that offers it as a free online service. And I seem to read that other
> while beeing technically capable of doing so, do not have the bandwidth +
> server capacity to set it up as an free online tool. Probably they are
> there, I
> just had not come across.
JODConverter has a free online demo
the document size is limited to 512kb because it's just a demo and being
open source people are encouraged to download it and install it themselves.
Setting up an unlimited free conversion service would be expensive, at
least if it becomes popular. I could do that if I can find a way to at
least cover the costs.
> So, I would very much appreciate installation instructions for
> installing on
> Ubuntu or Debian :-)
JODConverter requires Java and OpenOffice.org, there is some
For installing the latest OpenOffice.org on Debian... google for e.g.
"openoffice debian alien" and I'm sure you'll find something! ;-)
Let me know if you have specific problems.
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