Subject: Re: [boost] [compond_file_binary] Gauging interest in a possible library submission.
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-12-05 09:23:35
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> Is there any interest in a cross-platform C++ library which allows to
> > create/read/write binary compound files?
> > Briefly, compound file is filesystem for storing files and directories
> > within a single file on a disk. Initially compound file format is
> > developed by Microsoft and now is the part of Microsoft's Open
> > Specifications Documentation. Compound files are used across various
> > platforms and applications, and not restricted by some specific
> > domain. In general, any application can store information in such a
> > way. I've found on the Internet interest in such library and decided to implement it.
> > Additional information can be found here:
> > Article on the Wikipedia:
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compound_File_Binary_Format
> > Benefits of Compound Files:
> > http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-
> > us/library/windows/desktop/aa378938(v=vs.85).aspx
> > [MS-CFB] Open specification for compound files:
> > http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd942138.aspx
I'm interested too. It seems the sort of weapon that Boost should have in its toolkit?
Are there any other implementations (free open-source or commercial).
Although access to Microsoft containers will interest many, and
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Authoring_Format even more
are there other structures/format we might consider?
PS Boost licence throughout would be absolutely essential of course.
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