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From Yegor Kozlov <ye...@apache.org>
Subject [ANNOUNCE] Apache POI 3.7 released
Date Sun, 31 Oct 2010 17:26:44 GMT
The Apache POI is pleased to announce the release of POI 3.7.

See the downloads page for binary and source distributions: 

Release Notes -- Apache POI -- Version 3.7

Apache POI is an open source Java library for working with Microsoft 
Office documents.
POI 3.7 is an incremental feature release based on the earlier 3.6 release.

The most notable changes since POI 3.6 are:
  * support for reading aes-encrypted/write-protected ooxml files
  * support Java 1.5 in auto-generated xmlbeans for ooxml schemas

Spreadsheet (Excel)
  * initial support for autofilters
  * support for data validation for ooxml format
  * initial support for themes for ooxml format
  * added implementation for new functions: RANDBETWEEN, POISSON, 
  * support evaluation of indirect defined names in INDIRECT
  * numerous fixes and performance optimizations in the Formula 
Evaluation module
  * ability to add, modify and remove series from HSSF Charts
  * numerous improvements in the cell data formatter (handling more 
formatting rules, better color detection,  allow overriding of default 
  * more examples including a rich "spreadsheet to  HTML" converter

Document (Word)
  * initial support for the HWPF revision marks authors list
  * support for border codes in HWPF
  * support for processing of symbols in HWPF
  * support sections in Word 6 and Word 95 files
  * improved reading of auto-saved ("complex") documents in HWPF
  * improved support for manipulation of tables and paragraphs in XWPF

SlideShow (PowerPoint)
  * allow editing workbooks embedded into HSLF slide shows

Text Extraction
  * support for text extraction from XSLF tables
  * add PublisherTextExtractor support to extractorfactory
  * support attachments as embedded documents within the new 
  * new event based XSSF text extractor (XSSFEventBasedExcelExtractor)
  * make it easier to tell which content types each POIXMLTextExtractor 
  * paragraph level as well as whole-file text extraction for word 6/95 

  * ...and much much more: code cleanup, many bug fixes and performance 


The following people have contributed to this release by submitting bug
reports or by participating in the issue resolution process (in strict 
alphabetical order).

Alexey Butchik        Jeff Lavezzo              Philippe Laflamme
Andrew Shirley        Jens Gatze                Raiko Eckstein
Andrzej Bialecki      Jerry Soung               Rainer Schwarze
Antoni Mylka          Jonathan Holloway         Ranvijay Singh
Antony Bowesman       Josh Micich               Rick Cameron
Antti Koskimaki       Jukka Zitting             Robert Kish
Attila Kiraily        Kai Zimmermann            Robin Salkeld
Bob Smith             Kalpesh Parmar            Ryan Lauck
Brendan Nolan         Kamil Soltys              Ryan Skow
Charlie Chang         Karl Eilebrecht           Samuel Yung
Chris Barlock         Ken Arnold                Simon Kelly
Chris Lott            Liu Yan                   Stefan Stern
Christiaan Fluit      Lon Binder                Steve Wolke
Dave Fisher           Martin Studer             TK Gospodinov
Dave Syer             Martin W. Kirst           Tao Jiang
David Agnew           Maxim Valyanskiy          Ted Schrader
David Lewis           Michael Vilensky          Thomas Herre
Dmitry Sviridov       Michel Boudinot           Tomas Prochazka
Domenico Napoletano   Nick Burch                Tony Harvey
Ed Beaty              Paul Spencer              Trejkaz (pen name)
Fabio Ebner           Payam Hekmat              Tsutomu YANO
Fred Ross             Peter Kutak               Viveck Shastri
Grzegorz Bloch        Petr Udalau               Vladimir Korenev
Henry Huang           Phil Dunlea               William J. Coleda
Immad Naseer          Phil Varner               Yegor Kozlov
Jan Stette            Philipp Epp               Zhang Zhang

Thank you all very much! Contributions are always welcome, come join the 

Release Contents

This release comes in two forms:
  - pre-built binaries containing compiled versions of all Apache POI 
components and documentation
    (poi-bin-3.7-20101029.zip or poi-bin-3.7-20101029.tar.gz)
  - source archive you can build POI from (poi-src-3.7-20101029.zip or 

  Pre-built versions of all POI components are also available in the 
central Maven repository
  under Group ID "org.apache.poi" and Version "3.7"

All release artifacts are accompanied by MD5 checksums and a PGP signatures
that you can use to verify the authenticity of your download.
The public key used for the PGP signature can be found at

About Apache POI

Apache POI is well-known in the Java field as a library for reading and
writing Microsoft Office file formats, such as Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and
Word. Since POI 3.5, the new OOXML (Office Open XML) formats introduced 
in Office 2007 have been supported.

For more information, visit http://poi.apache.org/

For the Apache POI Team
Yegor Kozlov

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