Date: Sat Jun 21 2003 - 07:59:35 EDT
> So I'm outright confused about this and would like at
> least these things to be answered on list:
> 1) How does AbiWord fit into your CMS? What role does
> it play?
> 2) What do you require of AbiWord in order to do this?
> 3) Where does Webdav fit into this? Is it just to
> push/pull documents?
> 4) Why is there talk of using a Webdav hack plugin for
> AbiWord instead of just using GnomeVFS (or more
> correctly, LibGSF using a GnomeVFS backend)?
> After 2.0, it is my intention to use LibGSF inside of
> AbiWord for all document-based input/output. If all
> you require from AbiWord is a working editor with a
> network-aware persistance mechanism, you should have
> one within about 2 months. Unless there is some really
> good explanation and reasoning, I won't let #4 be
> committed to our source tree.
It appears that gnome-vfs does not support the
full web-dav protocol as required by some CMS's. The
link provided by Paul is to a cross platform library
that does fully support this.
I guess the right thing to do would be to fix
gnome-vfs so it does. However I have no expertise in
this at all so someone else would have to fix it.
However even after gnome-vfs is fixed, our windows and
(hopefully soon to be working) OS X ports would not be
of use as clients. So it occurred to me that maybe the
right thing would be to look at this library being the
defacto implementation of web-dav for us.
However I had no intention of slipping this into the
main tree by stealth. I merely want to write a
proof-of-concept plugin to "publish to web" that
pushes a document to a CMS.
I also need to find out a bit more of what these guys want to do with an
abiword CMS client. Are we meant to be used as a full WYSIWYG HTML editor?
Do we we inherit some sort of HTML template from the CMS and fill in content?
If it's the latter two things that are needed (which are not particularly
in the abiword vision) we need to be very clear about resource allocation.
> --- Alan Horkan <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> On Sat, 21 Jun 2003, Martin Sevior wrote:
>> > > Do you mind if I copy these emails to the
>> abiword-dev list? I think the
>> > > AbiWord community would be very interested in
>> this application of
>> > > abiword
>> > > and there may well be more people there who can
>> > Sure, please do. Let's keep the conversation
>> > BTW, how's work going on an OS X version? :^)
>> That deserves a request for them to sponsor Hub.
>> I removed him from the CC, I'll leave it to Hubert
>> to fish for
>> - Alan
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