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From Angelo zerr <>
Subject Re: [odfdom-dev] Status of the Simple Java API for ODF and ODFDOM - 08/10/2011
Date Thu, 11 Aug 2011 13:22:08 GMT
Hi Biao,

Thank a lot to mention XDocReport in your mail. I would like give some
information about it. You can find XDocReport at By default XDocReport generate report
source 2 source (odt 2 odt, docx 2 docx...). At this step ODFDOM IS NOT
Used. ODFDOM is used for convert ODT 2 XHTM or PDF that we have called
ODFDOMConverter <>

THe ODFDOMConverter is Java implementation to convert ODT 2 PDF (with itext)
and XHTML. This project is used by XDocReport (if you wish convert your
generated report 2 XHTML, PDF) BUT you can use ODFDOMConverter without
XDocReport (package is

My idea was to give to ODFDOM Team the sources of the ODFDOMConverter
project. But since you wish gives the project 2 Apache, I'm not sure that
ODFDOM Converter will interest Apacahe. Why? Because we are using iText for
PDF and not FOP. I believe that Apache Fondation don't want use iText.

We have the same proble with our DOCX converter

If you think iText is not a problem for Apache Fondation, we will happy to
give your the ODFDOMConverter project.

Regards Angelo

2011/8/10 Biao Han <>

>    *(**We should send this to project mailing list, but we don't have one
>    yet**. so sorry for interrupt those guys in **incubator general mailing
>    list**)*
>    *ODF Toolkit move to Apache*
>    1. SVN account has been created and is now available for use. We will
>    discuss and start the code move after mail lists are ready;
>    2. The first board meeting is scheduled for Wed, 17 August 2011, 10 am
>    Pacific. We have submitted a quarterly board report to here<>
>    .
>    3. As we have been an Apache incubator project, so we will discuss and
>    release ODF Toolkit in the new community. The original release plan have to
>    be cancelled.
>    *Simple ODF*
>    1. Reviewed and pushed a bug about TextProperties (#bug 357).
>    2. Reviewed and pushed three unit test coverage enhancement patches
>    (#bug 241) .
>    3. The downloads of Simple ODF 0.6.5 has been to 204. This number
>    equals with Simple ODF 0.4. But version 0.4 uses more 6 months get it, while
>    version 0.6.5 uses only 40 days.
>    *ODFDOM*
>    1. Working on data signature. There are two issues caused by OpenOffice
>    block the process.
>    (1) generate a Namespace unaware signature document.
>    ODFDOM loads it fails.
>    (2) creates multiple X509Certificates instead of the
>    correct certification chain under ds:KeyInfo.
>     see also:
> (ds namespace in
>          LibreOffice)
> (ds
>          namespace in OOo)
> (multiple
>          X509Certificate in OOo)
>        We have to supply two modes to fix it. One follows ODF
>    specification, the other follows Open Office. The question is which is the
>    default?
>    2. A new user: XDocReport uses ODFDOM to load and manipulate ODF
>    document. It's Java API to merge XML document created with MS Office (docx)
>    or OpenOffice (odt), LibreOffice (odt) with a Java model to generate report
>    and convert it if you need to another format (PDF, XHTML...).
> Regards
> Biao Han (Devin)
> SOA Standards Growth, Emerging Technology Institute(ETI), IBM China
> Software Development Laboratory
> Tel:(86-10)82450541
> Email:
> Address: 3/F Ring Building, No.28 Building, Zhong Guan Cun Software Park,
> No. 8 Dong Bei Wang West Road, ShangDi, Haidian District, Beijing,
> P.R.C.100193

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