[Phpmyadmin-devel] legal concerns about external libraries

Marc Delisle marc at infomarc.info
Wed Aug 3 13:45:53 CEST 2011

Michal Čihař a écrit :
> Hi
> Dne Tue, 02 Aug 2011 10:18:33 -0400
> Marc Delisle <marc at infomarc.info> napsal(a):
>> Michal Čihař a écrit :
>>> I still wonder if native support for Excel 2007 is worth including 3
>>> MiB of code.
>> Where I work, a user faced a situation where simple CSV exporting was 
>> not enough but I don't remember the specifics. Maybe Dieter can add his 
>> comments about native support's advantages.
> Having use case when native Excel is needed would definitely help in
> making such decision.

in this old message from June 2004
you mention that you added MS Excel export with PEAR 

Then Garvin Hicking replied "it's a good benefit".

We could ask the phpmyadmin-users list about use cases.

>>> How about shipping just wrapper files (export and import plugins),
>>> which would work only if PHPExcel is installed in PHP search path?
>> This might be more difficult to set up for user in hosting environments.
> It definitely would be, however it would save us of licensing troubles
> and decrease download size.

Marc Delisle

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