Re: AbiWord 0.7.7

Subject: Re: AbiWord 0.7.7
From: Matt Coulson (
Date: Mon Dec 20 1999 - 14:25:05 CST

Not every distribution include GTK+, it is included in Caldera OpenLinux 2.3
+, but not included in Debian, Suse, TurboLinux, and a few more. I am working
on making a port using the Qt libraries but I see this as another example of
where the LSB has failed (It still is a long way from identifying what are
the standard libraries), In this situation I think that it should be written
using X's libraries rather than any of the libraries of GUI's under X. I know
that this is more work but this problem would be eliminated. What is your

Matthew Coulson

Justin Bradford wrote:

> > Although the Gnome Version is rather helpful to some, it is rather
> > annoying to others. Since Gnome isn't a standard part of Linux (it
> > isn't in all the various distributions, Suse, Caldera, TurboLinux,
> > Debian, Corel, etc.) Without adding several libaries and significant
> > hacking it is difficult getting the Linux version to compile (I am
> > still working on getting all of my patches ready for submission) I do
> > know how going with a specific desktop and its subsequent libaries is
> > useful (much of my programming uses the Qt libararies) but due to the
> > desire the Abisuite project (to have as much cross platform code as
> > possible) Why should we cause additional issues within a platform?
> The Gnome target is optional. If you find it annoying, you can still build
> the generic unix target (which is still the default anyway), which only
> uses GTK+ (and some other common libraries).
> I don't understand why you are having problems, or why you are concerned
> that AbiWord has been ported to another "platform" (ie. gnome). You are
> more than welcome to port to Qt/KDE, as well...
> Justin

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