Re: Abiword & Gnome (was: Re: What is GNOME office?)

On Mon, Nov 20, 2000 at 12:21:26PM -0600, Chema Celorio wrote:

> "Chema, what's your point ?".
> My point is that Abiword does not even want to be a
> GNOME app in *nux, they want *2* suported versions,
> the gtk one and the GNOME one. "Whats wrong with this ??"
> well, its just more work.

There are several reasons for this.  

1) Some people don't want GNOME.  If you read some back
diaries from Advogato, you can see Aaron Lehmann (actually
an occasional Abi developer) flaming lots of people about
applications that needed lots of GNOME libraries.  Or, 
imagine that you are a KDE user, and you want to use Abi.
(In fact, much of our help was written by someone who I
think uses KDE.)  You might not want to install all the
GNOME libraries.  In short, give the customer what they

2) GNOME is not as widely ported as GTK.  As examples, 
GNOME isn't ported to Windows, and when I talked to 
Chema on IRC, I got the impression that GNOME wasn't
ported to IRIX64 (and maybe not even IRIX).  I have
spent a bit of time recently corresponding with an IBM
employee, trying to get AbiWord to compile on AIX.
(It would appear the problems, in the end, weren't our
fault, but I'm not positive.)  In fact, here's the full
list of GTK AbiWord ports:


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	sam uchicago edu
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