[Phpmyadmin-devel] legal concerns about external libraries

Michal Čihař michal at cihar.com
Tue Aug 2 15:40:28 CEST 2011


Dne Tue, 02 Aug 2011 09:13:18 -0400
Marc Delisle <marc at infomarc.info> napsal(a):

> The change in license exists in the downloaded version of PHPExcel 
> 1.7.6; this was not done by the phpMyAdmin team.
> The idea is that we want to remove the problematic files.
> For exporting in Excel 2007, my quick test worked (after removing
> PHPExcel/Shared/OLE directory, OLE.php and OLERead.php).
> For exporting in Excel 97-2003, it does not work, we would have to
> remove the calling of class PHPExcel_Shared_OLE_PPS_FILE from
> Writer/Excel5.php and maybe some other tweaking.
> I suggest dropping support for "Excel 97-2003". An alternative for these 
> versions is our "CSV for MS Excel" export.

I still wonder if native support for Excel 2007 is worth including 3
MiB of code.

How about shipping just wrapper files (export and import plugins),
which would work only if PHPExcel is installed in PHP search path?

This way we could include support for both, but user would have to
download PHPExcel on his own.

	Michal Čihař | http://cihar.com | http://blog.cihar.com
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