[Libreoffice] libvisio: how can I help?

Bruno Girin brunogirin at gmail.com
Sun Jan 8 06:53:00 PST 2012

On 03/01/12 22:29, Bruno Girin wrote:
> On 03/01/12 21:34, Fridrich Strba wrote:
>> Hello, Bruno,
>> If you are looking at something cool to do inside libvisio, I might 
>> have an idea or two :)
>> For the while, libvisio is converting binary MS Visio files in 
>> versions 6 (Visio 2000 and 2002) and 11 (Visio 2003 -> 2010). There 
>> is another format that Visio can export to, and it is the XML version 
>> called also VDX. This file-format is specified (contrary to the 
>> binary one). If you could come with an abstract SAX interface and 
>> implement a parser of this file-format, it would fill some gap we 
>> have. But any bugfix is welcome.
> Hi Fridrich,
> Yes, I had a look at the VDX spec last year and it is indeed well 
> documented and reasonably straight-forward, although there are 
> difference between the 2003, 2007 and 2010 versions as far as I 
> remember. I assume that all classes prefixed VSDX were designed to 
> support both VSD and VDX and therefore should be shared between both 
> types of parser?
> I'd be very interested in working on that but in order not to 
> over-commit myself and to get familiar with the code, I'll probably 
> start with some tests and simple bug reports / patches.

I've been doing some tests with sample Visio files and I've now added a 
grand total of 7 bug reports [1]. I would like to start tackling some of 
them but as I'm not familiar with the code base, I would welcome 
suggestions as to which ones are likely to be reasonably easy hacks.




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