The Apache POI project is pleased to announce the release of POI 3.17-beta1.
Featured are a handful of new areas of functionality, and numerous bug fixes.

See the downloads page for binary and source distributions:

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Release Notes

The most notable changes in this release are:

- XSSF: improved support for XSSFTables
- HSLF: various fixes in table support
- HPSF: reworked to cover edge cases and better support non-latin charsets
- SL Common: fixed rendering of preset-shapes
- HWPF: support for Binary RC4 / CryptoAPI de-/encryption

A full list of changes is available in the change log:

People interested should also follow the dev mailing list to track further 

Release Contents

This release comes in two forms:
 - pre-built binaries containing compiled versions of all Apache POI components 
and documentation
   ( or poi-bin-3.17-beta1-20170701.tar.gz)
 - source archive you can build POI from
   ( or poi-src-3.17-beta1-20170701.tar.gz)

Unpack the archive and use the following command to build all POI components 
Apache Ant 1.8+ and JDK 1.6 or higher:

  ant jar

Pre-built versions of all POI components are also available in the central 
Maven repository
under Group ID "org.apache.poi" and Version "3.17-beta1"

All release artifacts are accompanied by MD5 checksums and 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, Word,
Visio, Publisher and Outlook. It supports both the older (OLE2) and
new (OOXML - Office Open XML) formats.

See for more details

On behalf of the Apache POI PMC,

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