[maemo-users] Abiword on N8x0 (was: Bluetooth Keyboard?)

From: Ryan Pavlik abiryan at ryand.net
Date: Thu Apr 10 19:38:53 EEST 2008
Mark wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 9, 2008 at 9:54 AM, Eero Tamminen <eero.tamminen at nokia.com> wrote:
> <snip>
>>  i.e. "just" only a bit over 50MB RAM just to open an empty doc.
>>  (as a reference, the apps on N8x0 need normally 1/10 of this).
>>  After bootup there's something like 80MB available on device, depending
>>  on what Home applets you have enabled.  I'm pretty sure you'd need swap
>>  to view any real documents with OO and the already slow OO would
>>  real crawl if it's swapping...  OO layout might not leave much space
>>  to view the actual document either.
>>  If Abiword is not an option, I would suggest PDF export from OO
>>  and just reading the PDFs on the device.
>>         - Eero
> The point is that I need to be able to actually edit files, not just
> view them. The great thing about OOo is that it is highly compatible
> with Word and other formats as well as OpenDocument, so one
> application would serve a lot of uses.
> I tried the latest version of Abiword on my desktop with kubuntu, and
> it can't even open the most rudimentary of my files, so I don't think
> it's worth attempting on my N800.
> Mark
Please report a bug if you found it.  Keep in mind that Ubuntu does not 
allow us to directly upload packages unlike Fedora and SuSE, where Abi 
maintainers keep packages up to date, so there's a 1.5 year old version 
of AbiWord that adds all import/export support in an additional package 
in Ubuntu right now.  I'm working to get AbiWord 2.6 in Hardy, and in 
the process I put all importer/exporter support that I could in the main 
package, where it should have been packaged all along, which will 
probably fix the problem you had.

Ryan Pavlik

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