From: Martin Sevior (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Dec 06 2002 - 08:54:10 EST
On Fri, 6 Dec 2002 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > From: Martin Sevior <email@example.com>
> > Date: 2002/12/06 Fri AM 05:39:20 EST
> > To: Dom Lachowicz <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> > Hubert Figuiere <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Subject: My movements.
> > Move abicommand out of the plugins into the main build.
> Just curious, what does moving it to the main build give
> you? Also (while except for use of readline would be
> fairly easy) will this be ported to all platforms? or
> only added to the Unix build?
It will only be added to the unix build. Other platforms will need to
work out a way to generate fonts and font metrics without accessing the
GUI. I'm doing this to enable abiword to be used as a server via
either a bonobo or stdio interface. In particular I want to add a
"sniff" feature where abiword word imports a line or two of text and
then outputs it as UTF-8 string.
The idea is to feed this to Nautilus so that one can view the first line
or two of their docs in the icon displaying their docs. This way a user
can tell at a glance what each document is without having to open it.
Nautilus has this feature already for text files - I want to extend it to
all the files abiword can read (a LOT!)
I personally would find this very useful.
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