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Re: [tdf-discuss] Lotus Wordpro specifications? Other format specs?


Il 14/09/2011 15:24, Caolán McNamara ha scritto:
On Tue, 2011-09-13 at 22:09 -0500, J.B. Nicholson-Owens wrote:
Caolán McNamara wrote:
We don't have a lot of these document for testing. Two actually :-),
If one wanted to learn about the format of Lotus Wordpro files, where
would one go to get specification information?
Not sure really, I don't happen to have any docs myself. More than
likely the old-school .lwp format we're talking about here is the same
basic format as Ami Pro, so http://www.wotsit.org and the "SAM" Ami Pro
format is possibly a place to start, and/or the "lotuswordpro" filter in
LibreOffice.

More generally, does TDF keep specs for various document formats online
somewhere?
Nope, well in general no. There are snippets about some formats here and
there but typically no secret stash of file formats that aren't
available generally on the web.

C.

But... Sorry for my stupid (?) question: if I have not wrongly understood: AOOo code is (or will be) licensed on a license (AL v. 2.0) that permits code migration from AOOo to Libò (LGPL v. 3 licensed), doesn't it?

If there is a code that we can point to (and that we'll have to get to improve quality and interoperability) this is surely that of all Lotus native read/write filters!!! Of course! :-) ;-) That code is surely the best place all over the World where getting out not only the Lotus file spec (if any or written by reverse engineering the code), but the code and the filters themselves too!!! Surely, and by definition, that opens and writes the last Lotus file format too...

So I say that we could now focus on other (quality related) things and activities and when we will see the right moment, we get the code.

What do you think about?

Have a nice evening,

Carlo

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