Re: AbiWord for OSX

From: Alan Horkan (
Date: Sun Jan 25 2004 - 15:27:42 EST

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    On Sun, 25 Jan 2004, Alan G Isaac wrote:

    > Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2004 14:18:37 -0500 (Eastern Standard Time)
    > From: Alan G Isaac <>
    > To: abiword-user <>
    > Subject: AbiWord for OSX
    > I swear I heard someone mention AbiWord for OSX,

    Hub is working on a native Cocoa OS X version of AbiWord but he has been
    keeping it very close to his chest because he doesn't want to upset or
    disappoint any Mac users with an incomplete product, as a Mac user himself
    he knows their expectations are high. I feel I shouldn't even be
    mentioning it outside of the developer mailing list
    but EAZen mentioned it in passing in last weeks AbiWord News (see second

    There was also an X11 version of abiword called XAbiWord that worked with
    OS X but required an X Server but I think it was pulled so as not to give
    a false suggestion that we supported OS X yet and that it was somewhat
    inconvenient to use. (My recollection is very hazey though and will
    definately need to be corrected by those more knowledgable)

    (here are some of the first links I found about XAbiword for XDarwin
    FJF used to have information but he removed it )

    > so I mentioned it to a friend who now wants it.
    > But I cannot find it. Am I wrong that it exists?
    > It seems that there was perhaps a development release
    > for OSX? Is
    > <URL:>
    > up to date?

    at the bottom of the page it says
    "Last update November 20th 2003"

    The 'development release' is what is in CVS, I think there is an abicocoa
    module. In line with what I said earlier it is deliberately being kept a
    difficult and incovenient for non-developers.

    I believe he has made a lot of progress recently and although I would
    like to say optomistic things about it I dont want to risk raising
    anyones hopes and I'm sure Hubert will respond soon.


    Alan Horkan

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