Subject: RE: "must have" packages
From: Sprague, IT3 (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Aug 27 2001 - 01:38:16 CDT
Ok, am I just kooky, or is someone actually hacking on an AtheOS port of
AbiWord? I've been meaning to now forever, but my AtheOS box (and my dial-up
at home) both puked, so I haven't gotten to it. I know that Brent is working
on Clio (still, or is that on hold?), but even with that in the works, an
AbiWord port would be good... Lemme know if someone's already working on
this, so I don't biff myself against the wall needlessly.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Rohr [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Monday, August 27, 2001 2:12 AM
> To: David Chart
> Cc: Dom Lachowicz; AbiWord-dev
> Subject: Re: "must have" packages
> At 11:48 PM 8/24/01 +0000, David Chart wrote:
> >On 24 Aug 2001 14:28:10 -0700, Paul Rohr wrote:
> >> level one: must have
> >> ---------------------
> >Just one comment here. We must have at least two platforms worth of
> >binaries, so that users continue to believe that we are committed to
> >being cross-platform. "We're cross platform, but we only have Windows
> >binaries" is not going to convince.
> Doh! Of course. I was being a bit tongue in cheek there. I
> think there's
> no doubt in anyone's mind that we should have Linux packages too (for
> example) -- the only question is which are "critical" and
> must be supported.
> To be clear ... I'd love it if *all* of the following user
> communities could
> expect to see binaries released on their platform of choice:
> - Win32
> - Linux/Intel
> - QNX
> - BeOS
> - MacOS
> - FreeBSD
> - Linux/PPC
> - other Unix
> Heck, I'd be thrilled to see experimental platforms like
> AtheOS strut their
> stuff by showing off a native port of AbiWord too.
> However, my goal for now is to set criteria for two things:
> 1. What's our *minimum* set that we need for a useful release?
> 2. What's our criterion for getting other packages
> included beyond that?
> The more the merrier!
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