From: Hubert Figuiere (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Jul 17 2002 - 05:56:17 EDT
According to Jody Goldberg <email@example.com>:
> libole2 is now officially orphaned.
> It has been replaced by libgsf. The replacement has function ole
> import and export (including files > 6.8meg) and is in active use in
> Gnumeric. The API seems solid but I'd like to see more testing
> before doing an official release. There are a few requests
> 1) Build tests
> This is especially for abiword developers the reigning XP kings.
> Please try libgsf out on your plethora of platforms. It has
> a very light set of depends.
> - zlib
> - libxml2
> - glib-2.0
It also depends on gnome-common scripts for the build system. My main
issue with that is the fact that autogen.sh does check for a specific
version of GNU libtool. That is a BIG problem since on MacOS X libtool
is a propriery Apple thingy, and that Fink (or other UNIX tools
distro) provide GNU libtool as glibtool. All in all, that break
autogen.sh, and I haven't seen any quick and easy workaround.
In short, I'll vote against the use of this library in AbiWord until
those issues are resolved, otherwise I'd get stuck for a while in the
The other issue is glib-2 dependency, since AbiWord is still not gtk2
compatible, that WILL conflict. (and I'm not sure how this would make
my life easier in the Cocoa port since I use glib, not glib2)
-- Job-less AbiWord hacker. - http://www.teaser.fr/~hfiguiere/ Cell phone: +33 6 18 01 42 11
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