Re: libole2 -> libgsf

From: Hubert Figuiere (
Date: Wed Jul 17 2002 - 05:56:17 EDT

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    According to Jody Goldberg <>:
    > 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 It has been replaced by libgsf.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 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, 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
    Cocoa port.

    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)



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