[maemo-users] Text editor with acceptable refresh speed?

From: Ryan Pavlik abiryan at ryand.net
Date: Tue Feb 5 01:16:06 EET 2008
drfredc at drfredc.com wrote:
> Damien Challet wrote:
>> On Monday 04 February 2008 19.17:54 DrFredC.com wrote:
>>> You might try Google Docs if free online editing is an option.  It's
>>> basically OpenOffice online, complete with a Word compatible word
>>> processor, spreadsheet, and more.  Stores stuff online too, so you can
>>> access, edit and email things from any browser (using a free Gmail
>>> account).
>> Thanks for the suggestion.
>> Unfortunately, I mostly edit text while travelling.
> I hear you there.  It would be nice if someone could port a simplified 
> version of OpenOffice, or some other reasonably decent WP to the Maemo 
> platform for those times when you need to edit and don't have online 
> access.
> IMHO, most of the current crop of text editors that I've run across are 
> throw backs to the way early 80s -- barely more than what some computer 
> prof might assign as a weekend programming project for a first year 
> student to create.   A big advance would be something that comes close 
> to the first edition of Wordpad on Windows in the early 90s, which 
> handled rich text.  There's an editor that attempts to create html text, 
> but it's sort of inadequate, even for that, in my limited experience 

I'm currently testing a closed beta of what will soon become AbiWord 
2.6.0 on Maemo - search for AbiWord on 2008 on InternetTabletTalk.com 
Of course, closed beta means that there are still fairly significant 
bugs, but it's definite progress, and the beta is only closed as far as 
you have to PM me to find out where the binaries are, so I can keep 
track of who's testing them, provide instructions, and avoid flames.


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