ATN: libwpd 0.7.0 released

From: Marc Maurer (
Date: Thu Jan 15 2004 - 13:50:26 EST

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    libwpd 0.7.0 released

    libwpd 0.7.0 marks a major milestone for the libwpd development team.
    This new release adds WordPerfect (tm) 4.2, 5.0 and 5.1 documents to the
    list of supported document formats.

    While the support for these new document types will initially be quite
    basic, the complete framework is in place to allow for the easy addition
    of features to the new parsers.

    All the different document types can be parsed transparently, making the
    life of the application developer using libwpd as easy as possible.

    Furthermore, build systems for MingW and Microsoft Visual
    Studio are now available, adding Microsoft Windows to the list of
    supported platforms.

    More information:

      - The libwpd development team


    - Basic WP4.2 file format support (Marc Maurer)
    - Basic WP5 file format support (Marc Maurer)
    - Fix errors in the international character mappings (Fridrich Strba)
    - Cleanup file header handling mess (Marc Maurer)
    - Removal of stale files (Marc Maurer)
    - Several fixes to make libwpd compile on Win32/MSVC (Marc Maurer)
    - Make the wpd2text converter use the high level parsing framework
      to support WP4 and WP5 documents as well (Marc Maurer)
    - Rework the wpd2raw tool to use the high level parsing framework
      to support WP4 and WP5 documents as well (Marc Maurer)
    - Restructure the class hierarchy to allow for code sharing
      between the different high level listeners (Marc Maurer)
    - Close open page spans at the end of the document (Marc Maurer)
    - Updated MSVC6 project files, we have a win32 lib again (Marc Maurer)
    - Reduce the number of installed header files (Marc Maurer)
    - Add mingw build system (Fridrich Strba)
    - Fix rpm build system with respect to "make dist" (Rui Miguel Seabra)

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