From: Martin Sevior (email@example.com)
Date: Wed May 08 2002 - 01:28:31 EDT
On Wed, 8 May 2002, [iso-8859-1] Andrew Dunbar wrote:
> We aim at robust inter-operability with existing
> products, such as Microsoft Word®, Corel's
> WordPerfect®, and others. Our goal is to incorporate
> the most useful features of these competing
> applications without the fluff, bloat, or slowness
> that accompany them. The result is a lean and mean
> word processor, the download size being less than 4
> -- I don't like the word 'slowness'. Maybe
> 'inefficiency'. 'fluff' also sounds a bit
> derogatory and we're probably not fluff-free in the
> eyes of many users either. And some fluff is
> good fluff (:
I left in fluff and changed slowness to inefficiency.
> The worldwide team of AbiWord volunteers is already
> hard at work developing the next release of AbiWord,
> which will include advanced features such as tables
> and support for more complex languages. Users,
> writers, translators, testers, and developers are all
> encouraged to try out AbiWord and see what they'd like
> to add next.
> -- This is the perfect place to advertise for
> international developers. I can't emphasize enough
> how badly we are going to need especially Indian
> and/or Southeast Asian developers. The same goes for
I put a request for Korean, Arabic and South Asian developers and
> -- I would also personally make the fact that tables
> aren't here yet more prominent. Closer to the top.
> We should defuse this expectation before people get
> their hopes up. We probably should say something to
> the effect of 'it does almost everything except
> which is the #1 priority for the next version'.
> But we also don't want to make it sound like that
> version is a couple of weeks away...
I decided to leave it as is. Introducing that earlier negates some of the
positive vibes we engenger.
> Get AbiWord Now
> AbiWord is available for Linux and other Unix
> variants, Windows, MacOSX and QNX and is completely
> free. You can learn more about AbiWord from our
> website at http://www.abiword.com/.
> -- It's not *really* available for OSX. We should
> say something more to the effect of "a version that
> can run on OSX" since it's not a native port. We
> should also state that the native port is in the
I changed to "runs natively on Linux, Win and QNX". And with a version
that runs on MacOSX.
> ® WordPerfect is a registered Traemark of Corel inc.
OK? Other typos/suggestions?
PS. Still waiting for the webteam to wake up :-)
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