From: M. Fioretti (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Jun 23 2003 - 16:42:06 EDT
On Mon, Jun 23, 2003 20:00:58 at 08:00:58PM +0200, Christian Neumair (email@example.com) wrote:
> We depend on libglade anyway and as it would be nice to use GNOME
> defaults e.g. for cursor blink, I'd love to add a gconf dependency and
> maybe we should even depend on the packages providing the neccessary
> gconf keys.
> So I'd love to remove the --enable-gnome configure time option and
> always depend on GNOME.
Speaking as an end user, that would be an excellent way to kill any
interest in AbiWord from everybody unable to afford or stand the
slowness, HW requirement and general bloat of Gnome, KDE or
If one has to buy new HD, RAM, etc... just to write a letter, then it
really makes more sense to go for something with a much bigger user
community, printed Dummy books for sale, spreadsheet and other stuff
already well integrated, etc...
Please follow the links from the VUM:box which I announced here
yesterday. They report that (current) AbiWord is the only really
useable word processor on the disks/CPU/RAM they have. One of the main
reasons is that the RULE installer puts (close to) ZERO KDE/GNOME
Sorry if this sounds harder than I mean it. Nothing personal of
course, and I understand your sincere wish and effort to make a better
product. AbiWord, however, takes a lot of its appeal from being lean
and mean. Please keep it (even more) so.
-- Marco Fioretti m.fioretti, at the server inwind.it Red Hat for low memory http://www.rule-project.org/en/
Reality is an illusion - perception is what counts.
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