[odf-discuss] Odfpy - Python API on ODF Developers Corner
daniel.carrera at zmsl.com
Sun Jan 14 10:04:07 EST 2007
In order to draw attention to Soren's Odfpy project, I just added a new
section to the ODF Developers Corner:
It has a link to the tools page on the main site, and it has a "Featured
Product". The featured product is Odfpy. It includes a description of
the project, taken largely from the announcement, and has a link to the
project page. I tried to make the description sound good.
In the future I plan on having other featured products, but I don't plan
on changing the featured too often. Maybe I'll change the featured
product every other month. That way each product gets good exposure. I
also don't plan to delete past featured products, but just make the page
grow longer. So, you can see previous features.
Soren: You earlier pointed out that if we separated Odfpy from
command-line options ("odftools") then odftools would depend on Odfpy.
I've been thinking about this, and I have a solution:
They would be separate on SVN, and yes, odftools would depend on Odfpy.
BUT the odftools distribution package, the stuff a user downloads, would
ship with Odfpy. So we don't have the drawbacks of a dependency.
In addition, the Odfpy distribution could ship with an "examples"
directory including all those programs. I know you already ship them
together, but I'm thinking that if they are in an examples directory the
end user would not be surprised. You know... when you download an API
library you don't expect to get a file converter too. But it seems
perfectly valid and common to have an example directory with several
I think this idea would have all the right benefits (clear distinction
between packages, no dependency head-aches, and maximum exposure of your
What do you think?
-- English is essentially ideographic, but it's sneaky about it.
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