From: Dom Lachowicz (domlachowicz_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Sun Mar 28 2004 - 10:52:56 EST
Hate to be a spoiler, but this list is too ambitious.
> 4. Import (X)HMTL to the quality we export it.
I estimate that to do this remotely correctly, it will
take at least 1 man year. This is also not a
> 6. Implement a GNOME-Office feature request for
> external apps to easily
> find and manipulate segments on AbiWord documents.
One of these guys want a libabiword.so so that he can
manipulate documents in a Glade-like fashion, instead
of generating static reports. Further, this guy's app
is a GTK 1.2 app that won't have another release for
about 1 year. He's up to his eyeballs in work and this
is not a priority for him. I don't see why this should
be a priority for us.
> a. Pango-based complex text graphics class.
This would be nice. I'll look into its feasibility.
> b. Tables in Headers/Footers (though we hear few
> complaints about this)
Heh. Haven't seen bugzilla lately, eh? :)
> d. Maths support.
> e. native SVG support.
Depends on what you'd call native...
> plus lots more....
besides the obvious:
> Of course we must also fix lots of bugs with our
> current feature set too.
Even if 6 of us worked 60-hour weeks on this laundry
list, we wouldn't have AbiWord 2.2 until this time
next year - at the earliest. I'd encourage a healthy
amount of pragmatism and some adherence to a
time-based release system.
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