From: Dom Lachowicz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu May 02 2002 - 14:18:40 EDT
> Wow this is really cool. I've just been thinking
> about using AbiWord in an email context though.
> We don't usually want to write emails in .abw format
> right - we all hate Word, HTML and rich text emails.
> The AbiWidget needs a method to set its default file
> format which in this case should be Plain Text.
> It is possible to write emails in lots of text
> encodings for emails and there are standards for this
> that I bet Evolution supports. So it might even be
> good to be able to save as Encoded Text and set the
> encoding from the AbiWidget.
> Another 2 cents worth of Andrew's i18n ramblings (:
The Bonobo control and the AbiWidget can be used for both editing and
creating new documents, as well as viewing existing ones. The current
AbiWord editing frame (the white document) is actually one of these
So it would be possible to use AbiWord as Evolution's composer. We'll
want to get some things in place first though:
1) Toolbar and menu merging
2) A decent file saving API from these controls
Once we get both done (and I contend that #1 is just as important as
your #2), we'll be able to fill this role. You'll be able to do some
*quite impressive* HTML emails inside of evolution, since Abi is so
well-featured. It will be even better once we support tables. And you'll
be able to handle text and text encodings too.
This is all on my TODO list once Martin commits his next round of
AbiWidget/Bonobo Control stuff. NB is the fact that AbiWord might be too
"heavyweight" for an email editing control (they currently use GtkHTML),
but this is Evolution we're talking about. RAM YUMMY! CPU TASTY!
Munch, Munch, Munch. Burp!
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