Nicu Buculei wrote:
first: the OpenDocument format is something like 99% identical with
That's not true.
OASIS took the old OOo format as a starting point, but with the help of
KDE, Corel, Boeing, and many others, plus the requirements from the
European Union, they have made a vastly more powerful format. This format
is not OOo-centric.
format specification is 570 pages.
The OpenDocument specification is 750 pages.
That's not 99% the same. OpenDocument can do a lot of things OOo can't.
i'm not sure what was Daniel idea, but i'll speculate:
Draw files are XML and very similar with SVG, probably this is why
Daniel expect such import filter to be not to hard to develop.
I don't know enough about the subject to claim that it would be easy or
hard. I only meant to say it would be very valuable for the success of the
Also, please please don't say "OpenOffice.org". OpenDocument is not an OOo
project. OOo doesn't own it, or run it. We don't *want* to run it, because
we know that this would only ensure that it won't go anywhere. KOffice and
OOo have agreed to give up their formats and switch to a new one
controlled by neither, for the purpose of giving that format a better
chance to succeed.
BTW, Daniel, you forgot to mention in the Groklaw article that
file format is supported also by Scribus:
Cool, I did not know that.
OpenDocument and the OOo format are similar. I hope that making
OpenDocument filters is not too hard for Scribus.
>difficult. But, what about OpenOffice support for the SVG file
can *export* in SVG.
for import, some work (using a xslt filter) is done here:
Thank you for the link Nicu.
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