[scribus] GSoc idea for implementing Microsoft Publisher Import filter for LibreOffice

Alexandre Prokoudine alexandre.prokoudine at gmail.com
Mon Apr 2 23:07:24 UTC 2012

On Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 3:02 AM, Icy EyeG wrote:
> I was browsing The Document Foundation GSoc Ideas list and came across with
> this one:
> http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/Gsoc/Ideas#Implement_Microsoft_Publisher_Import_filter_for_LibreOffice
> Could it be beneficial for Scribus if it gets picked up?
> IMHO, Ms Publisher files support would be a great addition to Scribus, even
> if implemented as a 3rd party plugin based on this filter.

Scribus was the reason we started reverse-engineering MS Publisher
files in the first place as it was a direct request from the team.
It's also why we wrote OLE Toy which now reads much more than .pub
files too :)

Sadly, +1 year later with libvisio written and libcdr nearing a very
mature state we still haven't heard from the Scribus team. A simple
"sorry, we are just busy" would suffice.

Alexandre Prokoudine

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