Hi all, I'm looking for someone to take over the lead role for the "spreadsheet" package. I just don't have the vested interest in this library that I once had, and so I figure it's time to turn it over to someone who can devote their full attention to it. That would mean taking over both the current project (on SourceForge) and the new project (on RubyForge). http://rubyspreadsheet.sf.net http://rubyforge.org/projects/spreadsheet/ The SourceForge project is what you see on the RAA currently. It's the old Excel 95 format (a port of Spreadsheet::Excel 0.x). The RubyForge project is an incomplete version of the Excel 97 format (a port of Spreadsheet::Excel 2.x). I've got most everything in the CVS repository but the output isn't quite right - some bytes are off somewhere. If you're interested please email me offline at djberg96 at gmail dot com. Please, only people who have an actual *need* for this library, along with a fair amount of free time, should consider taking over this project. It's a lot work, and there's lots to be done - formula support, for example. I would also say that the ability to read Perl code is a must as well. On a side note, I've found that John McNamara (the author of the Perl module I ported) is quite friendly and happy to answer any questions you might have. Regards, Dan
on 2006-06-02 03:42
on 2006-06-02 07:47
I think this offers the same functionality as http://raa.ruby-lang.org/project/parseexcel/. Maybe that owner can take over or combine?
on 2006-06-02 20:36
Cool. This library has functionality I need but did not know about. The download has special gem installation instructions (which I used and worked fine) but one cannot install by gem install spreadsheet-excel I think a published gem would increase the visibility of the library. Any comments anyone on this lib verses http://raa.ruby-lang.org/project/parseexcel/ ? --Brian
on 2006-06-02 20:59
On 6/2/06, Brian Buckley <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > I think a published gem would increase the visibility of the library. Congratulations, you've made it to the wishlist :) I'll look into it starting tuesday. > Any comments anyone on this lib verses > http://raa.ruby-lang.org/project/parseexcel/ ? As Dan mentioned earlier: ParseExcel reads and Spreadsheet::Excel writes excel files. ParseExcel will eventually be merged into the Spreadsheet::Excel project, or at least into the same namespace. Top o' the morning Hannes
on 2006-06-02 21:21
I don't have the time to take on the project, but I've written a couple of commercial spreadsheets (Mesa for NextStep [still available as Mesa on OS X], Mesa for OS/2, and the Java-based Integer.) If anyone needs someone to bounce ideas off of, I'd be glad to lend an ear.
on 2006-06-06 15:58
Brian, everybody On 6/2/06, Hannes Wyss <email@example.com> wrote: > On 6/2/06, Brian Buckley <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > I think a published gem would increase the visibility of the library. > Congratulations, you've made it to the wishlist :) I'll look into it > starting tuesday. Just a quick follow-up: there is now a gem each published on rubyforge for both Spreadsheet::Excel and ParseExcel. You may have to wait for them to hit your nearest mirror. cheers Hannes
on 2006-10-19 18:19
Where is the Rubyforge project for ParseExcel. I saw the rubyforge project for spreadsheet and was able to install spreadsheet-excel gem but this doesn't have any of the parse excel stuff yet. Where is the gem for parseexcel? Thanks