Linked by Michael Hill on Thu 7th Oct 2010 14:59 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes This is a painful article to write. I've been a longtime fan and user of what is affectionately known as PC/GEOS over the years. However, I'm fearing we're nearing the end of GEOS.
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Open source the drivers
by warriorspot on Sat 9th Oct 2010 19:15 UTC
warriorspot
Member since:
2006-01-20

Now that I think about it, I would like to see Breadbox open-source some of the Import/Export filters and drivers. Why not provide support to developers who want to update/create drivers and filters? You could start with the Postscript Driver, Excel 98 and Word 98 filters. Oh, and the HTML filter.

I for one would download these and work to fix/update them just for fun.

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RE: Open source the drivers
by edwdig on Sun 10th Oct 2010 03:48 in reply to "Open source the drivers"
edwdig Member since:
2005-08-22

The original set of Import/Export filters were licensed from another company. I don't know if the licensed code is contained entirely in the filters or if it extends into the ImpEx engine. If it's in the engine, that open sourcing things may not be possible.

I think the RTF filter was written entirely by Breadbox, so that's probably the best one to ask about if you want to push the issue.

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