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ODFPy - Python ODF manipulation library & tools

I was looking for some cli tools to convert odf to html, however, most ODF converters I found out there utilizes OpenOffice-Uno or OpenOffice macro for conversion of ODF documents - which means, they need a full blown openoffice to be installed and running before being able to convert the documents. Unoconv is one of them (available in Fedora repos). These type of tools are resource intensive, and can't really run without GUI, not quite what I want.

Searching for ODF through yum revealed a package which looks quite interesting to me:

odfpy.noarch : Python library for manipulating OpenDocument files

Being curious, I installed ODFPy, and to my surprise, the package also provide some scripts to automatically convert ODF to several text based formats - odf2xhtml,odf2mht,odf2xml and odf2war - just what I was looking for. Looking at the available libs, theres also odf2moinmoin.py.

While not perfect, the conversion works fairly ok, plus, if stuff does not work correctly, the scripts are in P…

T400 & Fedora 11

synergy(R51,dualscreen(T400,E228WFP)) = Geek Haven!!

My old R51 performance have been bugging me for this past several months, overheating processor, limited dualscreen resolution, dying harddisk, broken keyboard key, etc. I needed a new machine that able to keep in pace with my current job in Inigo and for other stuff (such as watching HD animes, and experimenting with resource intensive stuff). So, I bought a new Thinkpad T400. Bought it last Tuesday but didn't manage to blog about it due to a bit too occupied with stuff. Got a free 2GB DDR3 from the vendor (which increases my RAM to 4GB). It comes with Vista OEM, and naturally, I kicked that OS aside :P .



Installing Fedora 11 on it was not an adventure (not fun, but that shows Fedora and Linux is doing very well on the desktop), most stuff just works without the need for configuration and I'm able to get back to work in less than a day (including time to copy stuff from my old R51 to the new T400, and doing some reorganizatio…

Looking forward for tomorrow

Will be grabbing one of these tomorrow



Thinkpad T400 (2765R2A)


Processor :
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor P8700
(2.53GH, 1066MHz FSB, 3MB L2 Cache)

System graphics :
ATI Mobility Radeon 3470 power optimized 256MB
Intel GMA X4500
(Switchable graphics)

Chipset:
Mobile Intel GM45

Total memory :
2 GB PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz

Display type :
14.1 " WXGA+ TFT with integrated camera 1440x900

Hard drive device :
320GB (5400 rpm)

Network card :
Intel Wireless Wi-Fi Link 5300

Optical device :
Dual Layer Multiburner Drive (DVD-RW)

Battery : 6 Cell Lithium-Ion


Ran Fedora LiveUSB on it when at the shop, works well at first look. Looking forward to get it on my desk tomorrow :D