Re: Assorted recommendations

From: James W.Greenidge <>
Date: Sun Jan 30 2005 - 00:00:55 CET

On Jan 29, 2005, at 4:35 PM, Alan Horkan wrote:

> it is great that you like Abiword and are interested enough to get
> involved but I feel I should stop you for a second and warn you a litle
> about what you should expect so that you wont be dissappointed by the
> predictable responses to your requests.

Thanks Alan:

I've been very careful in not expecting a toe-to-toe Word or
WordPerfect equivalent in AbiWord, rather I'd imagine that a reasonable
"functional parity target" for AbiWord to aim for is Nisus Express
(Mac), which is marvelously complete for a basic WP but laced with bugs
and quirks. The recommendations I posed fall into Nisus's capabilities.
AbiWord already surpasses Mariner Write in capabilities - not an easy
thing to do, so knocking on Nisus's door I think would definitely be a
open source WP showstopper.

James Greenidge

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