xlrd 0.7.8 released!
chris at simplistix.co.uk
Thu Jun 7 17:38:32 CEST 2012
I'm pleased to announce the release of xlrd 0.7.8:
This release features the following changes:
- Compatibility with Python 2.1 and 2.2 is restored.
- Fix for github issue #7: assertion error when reading file with
xlwt-written bitmap. The assertion is now ignored and a warning logged
if verbosity > 0.
- superfluous zero bytes at end of xls OBJECT records are now ignored.
For full details, please see the GitHub repository:
Barring any packaging issues or serious bugs, this will be the last
release in the 0.7 series and the last release supporting Python 2.1 and
The next release, likely in a couple of weeks time, will be 0.8.0
targeting Python 2.6 and upwards and featuring support for reading data
from .xlsx files (although not formatting, unless some sponsorship or
patches turn up). If you're interested in this, it would be great if you
could try out the master branch and let us know if you find any problems:
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