January 9, 2008

ODF-XSLT Project Announcement

Author: JT Smith

Lone Wolves is happy to announce the ODF-XSLT project. The ODF-XSLT Document Generator is a library written in PHP 5 that brings the full power of
XSLT to your OpenDocument files. It enables you to use ODF files as if they
were plain XSLT templates. It also includes a few extra parsing options that
allow you to edit the XSLT parts of these ODF from within your favourite office
suite. ODF-XSLT is developed by Tribal Internet Marketing and is released by Lone Wolves as Free Software under the GNU General Public License, version 3.

The first release of ODF-XSLT is odf-xslt-0.4 and can be downloaded from our download section, together with a nightly snapshot of the subversion trunk. You can also check out the latest version directly from our subversion repository. The manual and API documentation are available from the project website.

Lone Wolves is happy to announce the ODF-XSLT project. The ODF-XSLT Document Generator is a library written in PHP 5 that brings the full power of
XSLT to your OpenDocument files. It enables you to use ODF files as if they
were plain XSLT templates. It also includes a few extra parsing options that
allow you to edit the XSLT parts of these ODF from within your favourite office
suite. ODF-XSLT is developed by Tribal Internet Marketing and is released by Lone Wolves as Free Software under the GNU General Public License, version 3.

The first release of ODF-XSLT is odf-xslt-0.4 and can be downloaded from our download section, together with a nightly snapshot of the subversion trunk. You can also check out the latest version directly from our subversion repository. The manual and API documentation are available from the project website.

Features

  • Based on the industry standard (ISO/IEC 26300) OpenDocument format.
  • Multiple document types supported (text, spreadsheet, etcetera).
  • Full XSLT support. Since XSLT is Turing-complete, anything is possible (in theory).
  • Templates can be edited from within your office suite, such as OpenOffice.org or KOffice 2.
  • Easily extensible by hooking in pre- and postprocessors.

Requirements

  • PHP 5.2 or later
  • PHP CLI for the commandline utility
  • libxslt and the PHP XSL extension
  • zlib and the PHP Zip extension

Acknowledgments

Many thanks to Heini van Bergen from Tribal Internet Marketing for allowing
ODF-XSLT to be released as Free Software. Also thanks to Mirko Nasato who's
JODReports software was a big inspiratrion for ODF-XSLT.

About Lone Wolves

Stichting Lone Wolves is a small not-for-profit development company based in The
Netherlands. We create websites for small to medium sized businesses and use the
profits to fund our free software projects such as gnome-hearts and ODF-XSLT.

About Tribal Internet Marketing

Tribal was established in 1999 and since then started offering full-service
internet solutions. Tribal Internet Marketing (IM) is, in conjunction with
Tribal Internet Solutions (IS), a division of Tribal BV and is one of the top
specialized search engine marketing agencies in the Netherlands.

Link: ejik.com

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