Re: Very short GUADEC overview

From: Alan Horkan <>
Date: Fri Jul 02 2004 - 22:39:52 CEST

On Fri, 2 Jul 2004, Marc Maurer wrote:

> Date: Fri, 02 Jul 2004 20:45:24 +0200
> From: Marc Maurer <>
> To:,
> Subject: Very short GUADEC overview
> Hi All,
> Since some of you couldn't be at GUADEC, here is a very short overview
> of what we did:

Thanks for the summary, as some one who missed GUADEC I appreciate it a

> - We convinced Luca (the guy hacking on GtkMathView, a MathML rending
> widget**), to seperate out the rendering part, removing hard the Gtk
> dependency, and using AbiWord's graphics classes to render the math.

Sweet. I'd be happy to help with the testing of this if you can
convince people to provide builds of the ABIMATH branch (builds for
RedHat, Mandrake, but preferably windows).

> - I myself worked on bug 2365 when not attenting any talk.

(bug 2365: AbiWord needs 'view codes'
i'd be interested to hear more, even being able to fire off an external
(xml) editor like gvim/conglomerate and have abiword react to the changes
could be very powerful)

> **)
> Expenditures on my part:
> 800 NOK for plane ticket
> 60 NOK for a taxi for Martin and me
> 320 NOK for pizza the 1st day for Martin and me (yes, that is expensive)
> 800 NOK for dinner with Martin, Luca (MathView guy) and Daniel Glasseye

as far as i can remember his surname is Glassey and "glass eyes" is an
amusing nickname because he wears glasses/spectacles.

> (or something like that, sorry :)
> Totaling 1980 NOK, which is about 247.5 EUR. Since I received 249 EUR
> from the AbiFund, I must say my maths are still top notch.

That total is less than the price of the tickets I was looking at 3-4
weeks before the conference, so it seems like money well spent to me.

> Thanks to all people donating to our AbiFund to make this possible.

You deserve it. Glad things went well.


Alan Horkan
Received on Fri Jul 2 22:35:34 2004

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