David Tardon

librevenge library

librevenge is a base library for writing document import filters. It has interfaces for text documents, vector graphics, spreadsheets and presentations.


Getting the sources

librevenge sources are stored in git. To get them, you can use:

git clone git://

or you can browse the code online.

If you want to use release version (recommended unless you want to join the development) you can fetch it from the download page.

Building it


You will need these applications and libraries in order to compile librevenge:

doxygen # optional for documentation building (--with-docs)

Once the source has been checked out, librevenge can be built in usual manner:

./ # only needed if building from git
make install


Once you have done a change that you are happy with, and that builds with librevenge, contribute it back, we'll be happy to integrate it! All you need to do is to send us a patch. The following commands will commit the changes to your local repository and create one or more patch files. You can send these to

git commit -a
git format-patch origin/master


You can get in touch with us using multiple ways:

  1. using IRC server and joining channel
  2. using IRC server and joining channel #libwpd
  3. using mailing list
  4. filling a bug report at

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