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

Craig Bradney cbradney at scribus.info
Tue Apr 3 04:53:57 UTC 2012

On 03/04/2012, at 1:07, Alexandre Prokoudine <alexandre.prokoudine at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
> http://libregraphicsworld.org
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Sorry we are just busy. :)

Please send resource links to Franz. I'm sure once he has finished his massive improvements to inline frames in trunk that this would be interesting.


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