Also, is it even within the realm of possibility that abiword will
someday run in ncurses? I have run into some situations where a real
wordprocessor, as opposed to a text editor, that runs without X , would
be very handy. The first wordprocessors I used ran on DOS. Something
like abiword for ncurses would be fabulous.
As a computer illiterate, I cannot begin to imagine the difficulties of
such a project, but I'm constantly amazed at the rate of improvement you
maintain with the X compatible version, so I wouldn't fall over in
shock to find that an ncurses version would be a walk in the park for
developers that crank out code as fast as yours do.