OpenOffice.org Editor in Eclipse: first version


Tue 27 June 2006 By nuxeo

Milestone 1 reached

I just have finished to develop a plugin integrating OpenOffice.org 2.0
in Eclipse using the office bean. The plugin sources are available on nuxeo
SVN public repository (see the attached link) and you can already use it.
This plugin adds an editor for OpenOffice.org Writer, Calc, Impress, and
Draw files for both 1.1.x and 2.0 versions.


I could develop this plugin thanks to Haris Peco article, and Bogdan help
on ClassLoaders. This plugin is delivered with an Ant build.xml file to
generate an update site for the plugin. Users could be able to install the
plugin through this simple Eclipse mechanism after having generated the
update site archive or by using an HTTP update site (still has to be
created).


For other technical informations, you can report to the plugin README or
my previous articles on ClassLoaders. A small screenshot has been joint for your
eyes.


What's next ?



  • Adding extensions for formulas and master documents

  • Adding wizards to easily create new OpenOffice.org files. This will be
    integrated to Apogee.

  • Correct an OpenOffice.org Bean bug: there is no way to terminate
    OpenOffice.org from the bean (issue #60473)

  • Listen to the document changes to add the '*' in the editor's
    name





(Post originally written by Cedric Bosdonnat on the old Nuxeo blogs.)


Category: Product & Development