libvisio

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libvisio
Microsoft Visio import library
The Document Liberation Project
Development status Stable
License MPL 2.0
Maintainers David Tardon (dtardon@redhat.com)
Eilídh McAdam (tibbylickle@gmail.com)
Fridrich Strba (fridrich.strba@bluewin.ch)
Repository git://gerrit.libreoffice.org/libvisio
Sources http://dev-www.libreoffice.org/src/libvisio

Libvisio is a library that parses the file format of Microsoft Visio documents of all versions.

Getting the sources

libvisio sources are stored in git. To get them, you can use:

git clone git://gerrit.libreoffice.org/libvisio

or you can browse the code online.

Source tarballs of all released versions can be found here.


Building the code

You will need these tools and libraries to build libvisio:

autotools-dev
automake
libtool
boost
gperf
icu
librevenge
libxml2
perl
doxygen # optional for documentation building (can be disabled by passing --without-docs to configure)

Once you have the source code and the dependencies, you can proceed to build. To do that, run the customary sequence of commands in the source code directory:

./autogen.sh ''# only needed for building from git''
./configure
make
make install

To run tests you could type command:

make check

Contributing

Hacking

There are several ways to analyse Visio files:

The information about LibreOffice Draw file format is available here.

The information how to setup development environment is available at: libvisio-setup

Integration to repository

Once you have made a change that you are happy with, contribute it back, we'll be happy to integrate it! There are two ways to get your contribution to us:

  1. Submitting it to gerrit (strongly preferred, easier if you already have done the initial setup). How to work with gerrit is described here. Example of creating review:
    git push ssh://gerrit.libreoffice.org:29418/libvisio HEAD:refs/for/master
    
  2. Sending a patch.
    git format-patch origin/master -1
    
    will create one or more patch files. These you can send to libreoffice@lists.freedesktop.org. Please prefix the subject with "[PATCH] libvisio: ".