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2012

2012-10-12 Release 1.7.8 out now!
Current release PHPExcel 1.7.8. check the changelog for details!
2012-06-19 PHPExcel Moves to GitHub!

The source repository for PHPExcel, together with its sister projects PHPWord and PHPPowerPoint under the auspices of PHPOffice. The repository can be found at https://github.com/PHPOffice/PHPExcel, and the latest working development code is in the develop branch.

This is the first part of series of changes in our development process which we believe will make it easier for us to do more frequent releases of better quality code. The next step will be CI integration for running automated unit testing against PHP 5.2, 5.3 and 5.4 using TravisCI.

We shall be maintaining the CodePlex SVN Source repository in parallel for a time, but the github repository should be considered the definitive source.

2012-05-19 Release 1.7.7 out now!
Current release PHPExcel 1.7.7. check the changelog for details!
2012-05-06 Ruby/PHP Bridge: accessing PHPExcel from Ruby!

Kasper Johansen has written a Ruby PHP Bridge, allowing the use of PHPExcel from within Ruby.

More details available from the code repository is at https://github.com/kaspernj/php_process for any Ruby coders wanting to try it. You can find a working example using PHPExcel to generate an Excel file at https://github.com/kaspernj/php_process/blob/master/examples/example_phpexcel.rb.

2011

2011-02-28 Release 1.7.6 out now!
Current release PHPExcel 1.7.6 Production. check the changelog for details!

2010

2010-12-10 Release 1.7.5 out now!
Current release PHPExcel 1.7.5 Production. check the changelog for details!
2010-10-22 PHPExcel ported to Python!

Eric Gazoni has just released the first version of a port of PHPExcel to Python... openpyxl/

More details available from his blog at http://ericgazoni.wordpress.com/2010/04/10/openpyxl-python-xlsx/. and the code repository is at http://bitbucket.org/ericgazoni/openpyxl/ for any Python coders wanting to try it

2010-08-26 Release 1.7.4 out now!

Current release PHPExcel 1.7.4 Production. check the changelog for details!

We now also have a full PEAR channel! Here's how to use it:

New installation:

pear channel-discover pear.pearplex.net
pear install pearplex/PHPExcel

Or if you've already installed PHPExcel before/p>

pear upgrade pearplex/PHPExcel

The official page can be found at http://pearplex.net.

2010-05-31 Release 1.7.3c out now!
Current release PHPExcel 1.7.3c Production, check the changelog for details!
2010-05-31 Release 1.7.3b out now!
Current release PHPExcel 1.7.3b Production, check the changelog for details!
2010-05-17 Release 1.7.3 out now!
Current release PHPExcel 1.7.3 Production, check the changelog for details!
2010-01-11 Release 1.7.2 out now!
Current release PHPExcel 1.7.2 Production, check the changelog for details!

2009

2009-11-02 Release 1.7.1 out now!
Current release PHPExcel 1.7.1 Production, check the changelog for details!
2009-08-10 Release 1.7.0 out now!
Current release PHPExcel 1.7.0 Production, check the changelog for details!
2009-05-07 New PHPExcel tutorial available
There is a new PHPExcel tutorial available over at OpenXmlDeveloper.org. If you are just starting working with PHPExcel, this is a good read!
2009-04-27 Create PowerPoint 2007 files from PHP
PHPExcel has a new sister project: PHPPowerPoint. Just like with PHPExcel, PHPPowerPoint can be used to generate PPTX files from a PHP application. This can be done by creating an in-memory presentation that consists of slides and different shapes, which can then be written to disk using a writer (of which there's currently only one for PowerPoint 2007).
2009-04-22 Release 1.6.7 out now!
Current release PHPExcel 1.6.7 Production, check the changelog for details!
2009-03-02 Release 1.6.6 out now!
Current release PHPExcel 1.6.6 Production, check the changelog for details!
2009-02-03 Blog post: Saving a PHPExcel spreadsheet to Google Documents

As you may know, PHPExcel is built using an extensible model, supporting different input and output formats. The PHPExcel core class library features a spreadsheet engine, which is supported by IReader and IWriter instances used for reading and writing a spreadsheet to/from a file. Currently, PHPExcel supports writers for Excel2007, Excel5 (Excel 97+), CSV, HTML and PDF. Wouldnt it be nice if we could use PHPExcel to store a spreadsheet on Google Documents?

Read the entire blog post on Maarten Balliauw's blog.

2009-01-05 Release 1.6.5 out now!
Current release PHPExcel 1.6.5 Production, check the changelog for details!

2008

2008-12-01 PHPExcel featured in php|architect / November 2008
Including graph support! Check my blog at http://blog.maartenballiauw.be/post/2008/12/01/PHPExcel-featured-in-php7carchitect-November-2008.aspx
2008-10-27 Release 1.6.4 out now!
Current release PHPExcel 1.6.4 Production, check the changelog for details!
2008-03-27 Use Excel business logic in PHP

In many companies, business logic resides in Excel. This business logic is sometimes created by business analysts and sometimes by business users who want to automate parts of their everyday job using Excel. This same Excel-based business logic is often copied into an application (i.e. a website) and is maintained on 2 places: if the Excel logic changes, the application should also be modified.

On his blog, Maarten Balliauw tells you how you can use PHPExcel to take advantage of the Excel-based business logic without having to worry about duplicate business logic.

2008-08-25 Release 1.6.3 out now!
Current release PHPExcel 1.6.3 Production, check the changelog for details!
2008-06-23 Release 1.6.2 out now!
Current release PHPExcel 1.6.2 Production, check the changelog for details!
2008-04-28 Release 1.6.1 out now!
Current release PHPExcel 1.6.1 Production, check the changelog for details!
2008-02-14 Release 1.6.0 out now!
Current release PHPExcel 1.6.0 Production, checkout the changelog for details!

2007

2007-12-23 Release 1.5.5 out now!
Current release PHPExcel 1.5.5 Production, checkout the changelog for details!
2007-11-19 Code snapshots available!
Can't wait untill the next release is finished? Want a (possibly unstable) code snapshot? Check the "Source Code" tab or http://www.codeplex.com/PHPExcel/SourceControl/ListDownloadableCommits.aspx.
2007-10-23 Release 1.5.0 out now!
Current release PHPExcel 1.5.0 Production, checkout the changelog for details!
2007-08-23 Release 1.4.5 out now!
Current release PHPExcel 1.4.5 Production, checkout the changelog for details!
2007-07-23 Typo3 features PHPExcel module

Typo3, one of the most feature-rich and free Content Management Frameworks built with PHP, features a PHPExcel module: http://typo3.org/extensions/repository/view/phpexcel_library/1.0.1/.

People working with Typo3 can now download this module and start creating PHPExcel spreadsheets right away!

2007-07-23 Release 1.4.0 out now!
Current release PHPExcel 1.4.0 Production, checkout the changelog for details!
2007-06-27 Release 1.3.5 out now!
Current release PHPExcel 1.3.5 Production, checkout the changelog for details!
2007-06-18 First draft of documentation finished
A first draft of documentation has been released with PHPExcel 1.3.0 Production.
2007-06-04 Release 1.3.0 out now!
Current release PHPExcel 1.3.0 Production, checkout the changelog for details!
2007-05-17 New project members!
We wish to welcome Morgan Davis and Sorin Stoiana as developer to the PHPExcel project.
2007-05-03 PEAR package also available
A package for use with the PEAR installer is now also available in the release PHPExcel 1.2.0 Production. These packages will be provided with every release from now on. Please note that the PEAR package does not contain example code or documentation!
2007-04-26 php|architect magazine features PHPExcel!
Check http://www.phparch.com, the April issue contains an article on PHP and SpreadsheetML.
2007-04-23 Release 1.2.0 out now!

Current release PHPExcel 1.2.0 Production, checkout the changelog for details!

This release is the first release licensed as LGPL instead op GPL. This allows proprietary software developers to also include PHPExcel in their code.

2007-04-10 News on the upcoming release
The upcoming 1.2.0 release will support lots of new Features, check the issue tracker for a full list of completed work items on this release.
2007-03-26 New release!
Current release PHPExcel 1.1.1 Production, which fixes some small non-critical bugs.
2007-03-22 New release!

Current release PHPExcel 1.1.0 Production, checkout the changelog for details!

Version 1.0.0 has been downloaded 1250 times, a nice user base. If you created a cool application using PHPExcel, and want to share a testimonial, please Contact me.

2007-03-08 Date for next release
Version 1.1.0, which contains new features and bugfixes, will be released by 2007-03-22
2007-02-22 New release!
Current release PHPExcel 1.0.0 Production, checkout the changelog for details!
2007-02-14 We have a new team member!
We have a new team member, Jakub Vrana. Jakub is working on a Excel2007 reader... Stay tuned! Welcome Jakub!