OpenRules Release 5.2 provides an important update for the underlying Apache POI
software. On October-2008 Apache
announced its latest release of Apache POI 3.2 FINAL, a Java API to access
Microsoft format files. There have been many important bug fixes since the POI
3.0 release and a lot of new features. POI 3.2 is a pre-release for POI 3.5 that
is currently in beta and that will support the new Office Open XML file formats,
such as XLSX, which were introduced in MS Office 2007.
OpenRules uses the POI Java API to access Excel files. POI 3.2 has deprecated or
completely removed some important classes and methods that were utilized by
OpenRules. This fact forced OpenRules to changed its own interface with POI.
From the installation perspective, the new OpenRules Release 5.2 changes only
two jar-files in the configuration project "openrules.config":
All standard OpenRules sample projects work fine with the release
5.2. Several large customers that used OpenRules 5.2 in its beta did not report
any problems. If you find new problems please let us know ASAP so we will
quickly fix them.
(instead of poi-3.0.1-FINAL-20070705.jar)
We plan to switch to the POI 3.5 and
support Office 2007 Excel files as soon as the POI 3.5 becomes final.