Re: AbiWord feedback

Eric W. Sink (
Tue, 27 Jul 1999 09:02:09 -0500

> Please, oh, please! Dear source-God, maintain the Unix
> philosophy. We have the Wharfbar and shortcuts and cut-and-paste
> and pop-up menus and xterm when we need them. Just let the apps
> talk to each other and keep the file formats reasonable.

Don't worry too much about it. We're planning to keep our philosophy
of fast, lean, small software. However, just remember that if you see
us "maintain the Unix philosophy", it's largely a coincidence.
AbiWord is cross-platform, and that philosophy is probably the single
largest influence on the relevant architectural decisions.



> > /herbc > > > > Eric W. Sink wrote: > > > [snipp] > > > > 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 > >

Eric W. Sink, Software Craftsman
SourceGear Corporation

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