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Re: abiword-common conflicts

Andreas Rottmann <a.rottmann@gmx.at> writes:

> > On Sat, 2003-02-08 at 09:59, Walter Reed wrote:
> >> In other words, it is TOTALLY unusable for anything at all. It can't
> >> even handle very simplistic documents.
> > Im just wondering, but is there any chance that we could get OOo listed
> > in the dependencies for gnome.  Like put it in as an or against abiword
> > and gnumerics.  I think OOo has far surpassed both of these projects and
> > it would be a better idea to have these installed over abiword and
> > gnumerics.  Just MHO.
> >
> OOo is not part of Gnome. Futhermore is OOo a really huge beast
> compared to Abiword + Gnumeric.


Well, OOo has been "declared" a part of Gnome by Sun. But it's true,
it is a (powerful) hog and it doesn't integrate with Gnome.

While Gnumeric is quite mature and stable, almost a drop-in
replacement for M$ Excel, the current version of AbiWord in Sid is
still heavily broken. It heavily violates the FHS (Binaries in
/usr/share) and it is _very_ unstable, doesn't have Gnome compliant
XML-documentation, the bonobo component is broken etc.

After all, I would regard it as alpha quality software which should
not be in Debian main but would be better placed in

I think that depending on it is currently not yet a good idea.



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