Re: gnome-office website (was Re: We're removed from FC2 ?)

On Thu, 2004-02-05 at 22:04 -0500, Jody Goldberg wrote:

True.  This is more important than (2) in many ways.  We need to
have good clipboard support at a minimum.

  I (we as a group?) need to map out what features are needed for
cross app behavior ( integration is not the word I want here, I
think  ).  We might even should establisha  separate bugzilla.

The first major step will be to get someone to actually test things
and file some bugs.   We should be able to cut-n-paste in both
directions with rich content.

How about this for a list
For abi <-> gnumeric
    At a minimum
     - table size
     - alignment
     - fonts
     - colours

We should be able to do this via via XHTML importer/export. I noticed that
dom managed to get improved clipbaord support in gtk-2.3.x so we can
explicitly look for XHTL on the clipboard and paste it into abi/gnumeric.

In gtk 2.2 we just got the first format gtk presented us with. So I think
we should make the next GO release with gtk 2.4 only (provided with have
this copy/paste working between AbiWord and Gnumeric.)

For mutual embedding we really need proper SVG support. So Gnumeric can
make a SVG representation of itself (same for Abi) and we can embed these
as images in each others applications.

librsvg is not good enough. We need to be able to print SVG images and
have decent text support.

We also need a presentation program. I'm of the opinion that it would be
rather easy to re-use about 95% of the AbiWord codebase for this and get
something decent within a year if I do it all myself. It would go much
faster if other developers got involved.


For gnumeric <-> gnomedb
     - a test workbook to load data from a sample db

could you give more details on this?

     - a gnumeric backend to gnomedb

hmm, that seems quite straightforward to do. So, what about having it as
part of Gnumeric sources? what should it use to access the file's
contents? libgnumeric?

     - a ui to load content from a db directly

that seems a very good idea also. How would it work?

     - a ui to save content to gnome-db (direct to sql too ?)

also nice, but again, how would it work? That is, should we save all the
gnumeric sheet to the DB, or allow the user to choose what to save?

If you give me some ideas on how to do it, I'll start working on some of
these things straight away.


gnome-office-list mailing list
gnome-office-list gnome org

[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]