From: Dom Lachowicz (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Aug 28 2003 - 11:36:44 EDT
--- Alan Horkan <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Developers interested in improving any part of
> Abiword are always welcome
> and help is always available on this list.
I couldn't agree with this moreso. If you have time to
help out, it is always greatly appreciated by both the
other developers and users alike.
Personally, what I found more interesting about the
KOffice presentation at Nove Hrady was the following:
"Current plans are either to rewrite the current API
after KOffice 1.3 and KDE 3.2 releases or to reuse the
newly born Enchant backend neutral spell checking
Which'd be cool, IMO. Then they'd be using and quite
possibly improving 2 substantial parts of GnomeOffice
inside of KOffice (GSF, Enchant).
That said, OOo is a good interchange format, but I
still contend that it's a poor native format for any
application != OOo. There are other interchange
formats that will currently get us further in the
short (and quite likely, long) term, such as RTF. I'd
like to reiterate Werner Trobin's comments here:
"Well, I dropped the idea of creating the [DOC] export
code. One reason is that it's just an insane amount of
work and I'm only one person with a very limited
amount of time. The second reason is, that it's
possible to express 100% (yes, really 100%, just read
the RTF spec on MSDN) of the MS Word features using
RTF. Due to that I'd rather help with RTF export than
waste my time on direct .doc export."
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