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Future development (18.7.2012)

posted Jul 18, 2012, 3:48 AM by Hans-Peter Suter   [ updated Jul 18, 2012, 3:48 AM ]
An xlsReadWrite[Pro] successor (called xlReadWrite[Pro]) should have come in early 2012 but I got distracted by other hobby-projects and considering that there are alternatives (e.g. XLConnect) I was not ready to release my 'half-baked' attempt.

I cannot currently commit to a new firm release date. Things I was working on and things I attempt to support with the next version include:
  • xlsx file format (in addition to .xls/BIFF8 format)
  • support 64 bit
  • support Mac OSX
  • (support Linux (Debian), demands using FreePascal instead of Delphi)
  • (pro version) much more capable API: formatting, merging, S3 objects (in addition), ...
Finishing all this takes time and 'release early and often' is, imho, not a good idea here.