Subject: Re: What a wast of time!
From: Tim LaDuca (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Sep 06 2000 - 11:44:15 CDT
AbiWord is mostly a community volunteer project now, there is not as much
corporate involvement as their used to be. That is, the source gear guys are
not involved in the code base as much as they usad to be, AbiWord
programming enthusiasts have mostly taken over now. Obviously you have a
misunderstaning of who is working on the codebase, and who they are working
for. Anyways, now that you have made a complete ass out of yourself, IMO you
should apologize to the VOLUNTEER developers you have so rudely insulted.
AbiWord Enthusiast - NAD(Not a Developer)
----- Original Message -----
From: "James Alan Brown" <James@jabcomp.force9.co.uk>
Sent: Wednesday, September 06, 2000 11:34 AM
Subject: What a wast of time!
> I am somewhat surprised at the total lack of help or response to my emails
> regarding problems with the spell checker on AbiWord.
> I have spent the last 2 days working hard trying to resolve the issue of
> not being able to use any British hash table in AbiWord on SuSE Linux.
> (The rest of the world don't need to spell in American English only)!
> The many other things although needed and nice are not core components
> a working spell checker (unless your in the USA and don't have a problem)!
> It is also very clear that other language hash table headers are not
> correctly being recognised in AbiWord and as such are unusable.
> It is also very clear to me that your ispell hack is a total mess and is
> need of sorting out by someone, and with a far greater speed, if you
> this package to replace or offer any real alternative.
> AbiWord has some great features and looks to have potential but unless you
> get your act together quite quickly and help others, who are after all
> giving their free time, to try to correct problems. ( I am self employed
> but was happy to spend whatever free time in helping work on this
> Sadly not any more!
> I expected at least some answers to my basic questions and some help in
> to resolve them.
> Surly this is an important issue? Maybe your all to dam worried and
> concerned about "Smart Quotes and how to suck up to Gnome than spell
> As an organised Programming group (It sucks)!
> Ok I guess that I will now spend the next 3 months or so removing all
> references to AbiWord on my version, junk the spelling checker and write
> own and put up my own GPL word processor.
> I have un-subscribed from this group so if you wish to comment the your
> have to email me direct.
> JAB Computers Bristol UK
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