Archive for Open Packaging Conventions

Release of Cross-Platform C Library for Open Packaging Conventions

Doug Mahugh has announced the release of libOPC version 0.0.1, a new API for Open XML development, on Codeplex last week.  From his blog post,

This API is the first open-source cross-platform API for developers working with Open Packaging Convention (OPC) packages as used by Open XML, XPS, and other formats. Full source code is available, and it’s written in portable C99, so can be used on all popular variants of Linux/Unix, Mac OS, Windows, Android, and many other platforms. The API uses other common cross-platform open-source APIs for some of the low-level details, including ZLIB for opening ZIP-compressed packages and libXML for parsing the XML streams from the parts in the package.

This is excellent news!