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Re: DocView now supports OpenDocument & MS Office formats

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: DocView now supports OpenDocument & MS Office formats
Date: Wed, 05 Jan 2011 14:23:36 +0900

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:
>     The reason I chose unoconv/OO.org is that it required only a few lines
>     of elisp to allow for viewing anything OO.org can read inside emacs.
> It seems reasonable to me.  In principle, writing ODF support in Emacs
> Lisp would be preferable, but that's a gigantic job and it might run
> too slowly.

Note that unoconv itself is almost trivial.  It relies on what seems to
be a serialization library (a variant of CORBA?) for speaking to
OO/libreoffice; that may be more complicated, but it's not clear how
much is required to do the tasks docview wants to do.  If only a very
small subset is used, it might even be possible to simply hardwire those
bits needed.


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Don't forget to question me."
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