From: Kenneth J. Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Jan 21 2003 - 07:42:04 EST
On Tue, 21 Jan 2003 01:40:54 +0000 (GMT) Andrew Dunbar <email@example.com> wrote:
AD> Something which AbiWord doesn't seem to have yet is
AD> a set of "unapproved" patches.
;-) see http://abiword.pchasm.org/patches/
ok so some are of less than ideal quality, but others are
unofficial enhancements that I sorta (only if asked and no-one has)
AD> This is a perfect candidate for such a patch.
AD> Somebody could write (and maintain) it for those
AD> people who want it, for a price. The code is never
AD> committed to the mainline AbiWord CVS server but is
AD> kept elsewhere.
AD> For Unix/Linux users that is all that would be needed.
AD> For Windows users, they typically have no means of
AD> building their own application binaries so we would
AD> also need to build them and deliver them or place them
AD> somewhere for download.
Well I have a standing offer that I will provide customized
personal builds for Windows (that is, compile binaries
for those who ask with any of my patches, different
set of options (e.g. with[out] libcurl support, or on
stable with[out] jpeg support, ...), or user supplied
patches. My time permitting of course. Long term of hosting
compiled variations is a different issue (I prefer my bandwidth
go to nightly build downloads than a bunch of modified versions).
AD> SourceForge would probably be a good place to host
AD> such an idea and PayPal could handle payments. In
AD> I'd do it myself right now but I don't have internet
AD> access on my development machine.
That's got to be a pain. :( I never could get QNX to see
my network card[s], which is why I don't work on it.)
AD> Still if anyone thinks this is a good idea, not may be
AD> the time to discuss it.
AD> Andrew Dunbar.
As for the insert topic, aghh, its a very common task
on [DOS/Windows based] computers, nearly every editor I've used
(ok maybe not edlin) and word processor, even command lines
(DOS & Windows) use the insert key to toggle between
overwrite and insert mode. The block cursor vs non
block cursor does seem to be the visual notifier IIRC.
As for the color changing cursor, I suppose it will
work, but it should be user customizable (so we can turn
it black for both modes or partially color blind users can
select one they can distiguish). :-)
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