Binfilter

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Binfilter was a set of legacy filters, abandoned by LibreOffice because it was too difficult to maintain.

Purpose

Some projects provide a version of binfilter, e.g. here's the package from Debian Wheezy. Here's the description of the package:

This package contains the "binfilters", legacy filters for
- the old StarOffice 5.2 formats
- StarWriter 1.0/2.0
- StarWriter/DOS
- *Writer* filters for
  + Excel
  + Lotus

The DLP project libraries have replaced much of the functionality provided by binfilter.

Getting the source

The source code is available in gerrit.

Building the code

Contributing

There's GSoC Project Proposal to implement a modern alternative to binfilter.