[maemo-users] N900 features

From: Mark Haury wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Sun Dec 13 19:50:11 EET 2009
Peter Flynn wrote:
> Mark Haury wrote:
> [...]
>> Abiword doesn't work for me. I can't get it to open anything other than 
>> its native proprietary format. I've tried the maemo version, the linux 
>> version and the Windows version, all with the same results.
> You mean on the N900? Or anywhere at all? I've been using it under 
> Ubuntu, Windows, Red Hat, and Maemo OS-2008 without any problems.
> I wouldn't expect any version of any software to run unmodified on the 
> N900 (or N800/880/770 for that matter). It would need to be compiled 
> with the relevant toolchain. Or did you mean you compiled it yourself?
> ///Peter

Anywhere at all. It doesn't work on my desktops (any of them), laptop or 
desktop. Maybe if your documents have little to no formatting it works, 
but the documents I need to open invariably have lots of formatting: 
fonts, indents, tables, columns, graphics, etc. IMO if the only thing 
that matters in a given document is the text, then a plaintext file is 
adequate and much more portable to _any_ device. Otherwise, complete 
feature support is mandatory. Regardless, the fact that Abiword defaults 
to its own proprietary format (or the fact that it even _has_ its own 
unique format) makes it problematic. The last thing the world needs is 
yet another noncompatible document format, and being forced to go 
through a conversion process every time you want to create or edit a 
document is a PITA.

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