[BL] [Bug 7633] - Abiword won't load in 4-bit color Xvesa (fwd)
jamtat at mailsnare.net
Thu Oct 14 13:20:15 EDT 2004
On Thu, 14 Oct 2004, sindi keesan wrote:
> Sure, something to keep me busy in the cold weather if I get RP8 working
> and ghostscript compiled and mutt sending binary attachments. I have not
> used GUI WP but I am familiar with the DOS CLI versions. How enormous is
> WP8? I could run WP4.2 off one floppy disk (and spellchecker off
> another). 360K floppy disk.
The download was something like 26MB. Floppy disks are, obviously, out of
the question. Don't know about keyboard functionality either.
> Maybe I could install WP8 without the clip art and fonts and thesaurus and
> help files. Is there any law against making a smaller package for
I'm sure it's under copyright, so sharing (as a download of files)
whatever you would do with it would probably be illegal. But undoubtedly
quite alot of stripping-down could be done. There's a fair amount of
documentation on the web about WP8 under Linux: maybe you could just add
to the documentation, focussing on how to trim down the installation?
> I presume this recent WP will import .doc (WORD) and .rtf. WP51 won't.
I really haven't used it much, but my supposition is that it's probably
.doc compatible up to the versions of Word contemporaneous with it.
Perhaps dedicated users have produced import filters for newer Word
versions in the interim? I'd be *very* surprised if it won't handle .rtf.
I'll plan on sending a CD of the tar.gz install file(s) I downloaded
a couple of years ago. I also have the stuff uncompressed on a CD I got
from Edmunds that includes Corel Draw, if you'd rather have that.
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