On Tue, 2009-05-05 at 15:38 +0100, Chris Withers wrote:
> Don't be a muppet. "Excel" often refers to the file format, which is 
> read and written by all sorts of software, not just evil empire stuff...
Issue is not the software, ut the standard.  Our policy is not just to
discourage proprietory software, but also closed standards.

never the less, I just got to know that odfpy would work with my

Now I will try and look at the possibility of having the browser open
the odf spreadsheet or opening calc itself.

> > But I read that zope has some kind of restricted python.
> > So will odfpy integrate?
> As Andreas has pointed out, you should do a bit more research before 
> making silly comments like this ;-)
The documentation is a bit overvelming and donting, so there is a lot of
things to read before getting to what one actually wanted to know.

I come from the world of apache, php and pure python where I would not
face such problems.

But it's true that some research reveals the solution.

> > Further more, I would like to create my application as a self containing
> > package like the plone installer which also installs python, zope and
> > other dependencies.
> That's got nothing to do with any of this...

Yes, it is just one of those things I am worried about because I might
lavishly include all the modules I need and set my development
environment right, but I don't expect it from my customers who are not
eaven techi let alone being hackers.
So thwy will not take paines to do all the settings fromthe commandline.

Any ways things now seem to be perfectly all right with me.

thanks a million.

happy hacking.

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