Date: Sat Oct 25 2003 - 21:09:39 EDT
> Gsf is a project that Jody, Morten, and Jon from
> Gnumeric and I were working on a while. It's an
> Input/Output abstraction layer. It's capable of
> reading and writing to things like:
> Memory Buffers
> Ordinary Files
> Bonobo Objects
> Windows IStreams/ADODB Streams
> GnomeVFS streams
> Glib GIOChannels
Way cool Dom! This is tremendous :-)
For developers on other platfroms, I believe the plan is for all platforms
to have this capability, not just GNOME. libgsf is highly portable and
employs portable libraries like glib, zlib etc.
If you don't want your platform to have libgsf capability please send an
email and complain and be specific in your reasons.
> It's capable of also handling compression seamlessly
> (gzip, bzip supported now). It also has a bunch of XML
> utilities. It also is a compound file abstraction - so
> that it can seamlessly handle ZIP, OLE2, TAR.GZ,
> etc... compound archives.
> Gnumeric already uses this. I'm about to create a
> branch of Abi that also uses it. Right now I have a
> *really* rough prototype that I don't like a whole
> lot. But it works for our XML inputs.
> Screenshot for the masses: this is Abi reading a file
> from our beloved webserver, Nyorp.
> Expect lots of improvements to happen in this upcoming
> branch, until everything of ours is capable of reading
> and writing to just about any medium you can imagine.
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