Re: Gnome Office [Re: Dublin meeting]

From: Alan Horkan (
Date: Sat Jun 21 2003 - 13:29:36 EDT

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    On Sat, 21 Jun 2003, Petr Tomasek wrote:

    > Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2003 18:48:03 +0200
    > From: Petr Tomasek <>
    > To:
    > Subject: Re: Gnome Office [Re: Dublin meeting]
    > > > > I had long discussions with Jody about joint marketing AbiWord and
    > > > > Gnumeric releases. Gnumeric is likely to be ready at about the same time
    > > > > as we will designate AbiWord-2.0 sufficiently bug-free for a 2.0 release
    > > > > (early August). So we thought it would be a good idea to do a joint
    > > > > release. This is especially compelling since David Glassey is hopeful of
    > > > > making a Win32 build of Gnumeric. (Which is looking looking simply
    > > > > superb.)
    > Exciting!
    > But what about cooperation beetween abiword and gnumeric? I.e. what about
    > embedding one in another? I thing Jody said in some interview,
    > gnumeric will drop (drops right now) it's support for bonobo components

    He explained that embeded components are frankly only used as glorified
    screenshots. I strongly agree with him, when you want to edit stuff you
    want to edit stuff properly not in a tiny awkward embedded widget.
    Using stuff like AbiGimp and having the embedded information update when
    you are done. Full embedding is nice but overkill.

    > inside of gnumeric; It seems the work that was done on abiword side
    > (embedding components INTO abiword) doesn't work neither.

    > I think the second case would make much more sense...
    > So, just a question, what is the plan?

    I think you might be getting a little ahead of yourself, I expect closer
    integration will come in time.

    > Hmm... rpmbuild -tb gnumeric-1.1.X.tar.gz works for me fine.

    Okay, but that still doesn't cover having both in a nice easy to use
    Gnome-Office RPM.
    I really cant believe it is that easy considering all the work Rui puts
    into having a good RPM spec..


    Alan Horkan

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