rst2odt_prepstyles.py currently uses lxml to parse, modify and write XML. The attached patch makes it use ElementTree instead, which has been part of Python's standard library since 2.5.
Here is a revised version of this patch, which also adds Python 3 compatibility (by using correct Except: statements and sys.stderr.write).
Dear Docutils developers, can you please comment on this ticket? (And probably other ones in "patches" group).
i am trying.
please (leave the patch here) and move discussion to