Re: AbiWord feedback

Jonathan Dlouhy (
Mon, 26 Jul 1999 15:43:43 -0400 (EDT)

---Reply to mail from Eric W. Sink about AbiWord feedback
>> 1. The close compatibility of the user interface w/ M$ Word is
>> _exactly_ what is needed. Word is not that bad a product, and
>> it's good to minimize retraining.
> Thanks for the confirmation of our belief in this point.
>> 2. Please do not go down the StarOffice route of putting six or
>> seven apps in one program. Small is beautiful. I only load SO
>> when I desperate because it's so big and all-consuming.
> This one is interesting. I don't think we would ever seriously
> consider going down the same route as StarOffice, since we like the
> "small is beautiful" approach too. However, their design seems to be
> something that people either love or hate. We've had people tell us
> that we should mimic that approach, putting six or seven apps in one
> program.
> --
> Eric W. Sink, Software Craftsman
> SourceGear Corporation

I hate it also. I don't use StarOffice for that very reason. It takes
forever to load, and I really prefer running whatever app I need at the
time, rather than loading a bunch of stuff I don't want along with loading
the program I DO want.
Keep up the good work!!

---End reply

Jonathan Dlouhy
Principal Oboe,
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

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