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+The Apache POI is pleased to announce the release of POI 3.8. The release is available for download at:
+
+http://poi.apache.org/download.html
+
+See the full release notes below for details about this release.
+
+Release Notes -- Apache POI -- Version 3.8
+
+Introduction
+------------
+
+Apache POI is well-known in the Java field as a library for reading and
+writing Microsoft Office file formats, such as Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and
+Word. See http://poi.apache.org/ for more details
+
+Apache POI 3.8 is an incremental feature release based on and
+compatible with earlier POI 3.8-beta* releases. POI 3.8 is considered stable and recommended for production use.
+
+Release highlights:
+
+* NPOIFS: NIO driven API to read OLE2 filesystems with low memory footprint.
+* SXSSF: a low-memory footprint API built on top of XSSF that can be used when very large spreadsheets have to be produced, and heap space is limited
+* poi-excelant: Ant tasks for running POI against a workbook
+* Supported evaluation of new Excel formulas: IRR,NPV,MROUND,VAR,VARP,CLEAN,CHAR,ADDRESS,HOUR,MINUTE,SECOND,RATE,WORKDAY,NETWORKDAYS,SUMIFS,RANK
+* XSLF usermodel API: POI's implementation of the PowerPoint 2007 OOXML (.xlsx) file format. XSLF provides a rich usermodel API and a PPTX2PNG utility to export slides to images.
+* WordToFO, WordToHtml and WordToText converters: utilities to export MS Word .doc files into XSL-FO, html and text files. Output from WordToFO can be used to convert .doc files to pdf using Apache FOP.
+
+Other notable changes:
+* Numerous improvements and refactorings in HWPF, Java API for MS Word .doc files: support for reading
+ footnotes, endnotes and bookmarks, improved support for hadlings tables, paragraphs, text runs and much more...
+* Initial support for charts in XSSF
+* support for OOXML Agile Encryption
+
+A full list of changes is available in the change log: http://poi.apache.org/changes.html.
+People interested should also follow the dev mailing list to track further progress.
+
+Release Contents
+----------------
+
+This release comes in two forms:
+ - pre-built binaries containing compiled versions of all Apache POI components and documentation
+ (poi-bin-3.8-20120326.zip or poi-bin-3.8-20120326.tar.gz)
+ - source archive you can build POI from (poi-src-3.8-20120326.zip or poi-src-3.8-20120326.tar.gz)
+ Unpack the archive and use the following command to build all POI components with Apache Ant 1.6+ and JDK 1.5 or higher:
+
+ ant jar
+
+ Pre-built versions of all POI components are also available in the central Maven repository
+ under Group ID "org.apache.poi" and Version "3.8"
+
+All release artifacts are accompanied by MD5 checksums and a PGP signatures
+that you can use to verify the authenticity of your download.
+The public key used for the PGP signature can be found at
+http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/poi/tags/REL_3_8_FINAL/KEYS
+
+
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<description>The Apache POI project Ant build.</description>
- <property name="version.id" value="3.8-beta6"/>
+ <property name="version.id" value="3.8"/>
<property environment="env"/>
<!-- the repository to download jars from -->
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</header>
<body>
- <section><title>17 December 2011 - POI 3.8 beta 5 available</title>
- <p>The Apache POI team is pleased to announce the release of 3.8 beta 5.
- This includes a large number of bug fixes and enhancements.
+ <section><title>26 March 2012 - POI 3.8-FINAL available</title>
+ <p>The Apache POI team is pleased to announce the release of 3.8. This includes a large number of bug fixes and features. See the
+ <link href="http://www.apache.org/dist/poi/release/bin/RELEASE_NOTES.txt">full release notes</link> for more details.
</p>
- <p>A full list of changes is available in the <link href="changes.html">change log</link>.
- People interested should also follow the <link href="mailinglists.html">dev mailing list</link> to track further progress.</p>
+ <p>A full list of changes is available in the <link href="changes.html">change log</link>.
+ People interested should also follow the <link href="mailinglists.html">dev mailing list</link> to track further progress.</p>
<p>See the <link href="download.html">downloads</link> page for more details.</p>
</section>
<section><title>28 August 2011 - The Apache POI project is celebrating its 10th anniversary</title>
<p>
The Apache POI project is celebrating its 10th anniversary. On the 28th of August 2001, the first 0.1 alpha version of POI was released.
<link href="https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/the_apache_software_foundation_announces14">Read more...</link></p>
</section>
- <section><title>29 October 2010 - POI 3.7 available</title>
- <p>The Apache POI team is pleased to announce the release of 3.7. This includes a large number of bug fixes, and some
- enhancements (especially text extraction). See the
- <link href="http://www.apache.org/dist/poi/release/bin/RELEASE_NOTES.txt">full release notes</link> for more details.
- </p>
- <p>A full list of changes is available in the <link href="changes.html">change log</link>.
- People interested should also follow the <link href="mailinglists.html">dev mailing list</link> to track further progress.</p>
- <p>See the <link href="download.html">downloads</link> page for more details.</p>
- </section>
<section><title>Mission Statement</title>
<p>
The Apache POI Project's mission is to create and maintain Java APIs for manipulating various file formats
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</developers>
<changes>
- <release version="3.8-beta6" date="2012-??-??">
+ <release version="3.8-FINAL" date="2012-03-26">
<action dev="poi-developers" type="add">52928 - DateFormatConverter: an utility to convert instances of java.text.DateFormat to Excel format patterns</action>
<action dev="poi-developers" type="fix">52895 - show SSTIndex instead of XFIndex in LabelSSTRecord.toString()</action>
<action dev="poi-developers" type="fix">52835 - Tolerate missing Count and UniqueCount attributes when parsing shared strings table in XSSF eventusermodel</action>

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