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Advogato: What is wrong with AbiWord?

Jul 21, 2000, 11:40 (28 Talkback[s])
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"The title is provoking but not intended as a pun towards the AbiSource Community. Many of them are very good programmers some even brilliant craftsmen. What I want to discuss is if cross-platform development is a good objective."

"...I am not saying the AbiWord team is doing things wrong really. It is a question of priorities and objectives. They are building a very good product which will be available on multiple platforms. BUT, my impression is that many people (including me) think that what GNOME needs is a word processor which integrate as close as possible (comparable to and integrating with Gnumeric/Dia/etc). The goals is not mutially exclusive, but they put an different emphasis on the work process and the outcome."

"The subject for a discussion should be: Is there a need for a new Gnome specific WP?"

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