Subject: Re: Loss of enthusiasim for AbiWord
From: F J Franklin (F.J.Franklin@sheffield.ac.uk)
Date: Fri Feb 08 2002 - 08:08:55 CST
On Fri, 8 Feb 2002, Bryce Nesbitt wrote:
> For well over a year a serious issue caused by AbiWord has been known.
> The lack of interest in addressing this issue has just about deflated
> my interest in AbiWord.
Bryce, we're just as frustrated, because there is no easy solution. Simple
hacks may alleviate some symptoms for some people, but what's really
needed is a major rewrite, and that simply won't happen by 1.0. Sorry.
It is, however, top priority post 1.0.
> While other major changes are going into
> Abi (like multithreaded loading), and other minor changes (e.g.
> named colors like "lightblue")
While I can't comment on multithreaded loading, adding "lightblue" and
over a hundred other color names took approximately twenty minutes and is
an essential part of HTML import, another hugely popular RFE.
Francis James Franklin
It's getting them wrong that is living, getting them wrong and wrong and
wrong and then, on careful reconsideration, getting them wrong again.
That's how we know we're alive: we're wrong.
--- Philip Roth
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