[Novalug] Replacement for abiword??
karhunhammas at Lserv.com
Sat Jan 20 13:09:58 EST 2007
I don't use a word processor myself, not more that maybe
half an hour per year; but my wife Jo has been writing a novel
for the past year or two. I steered her to Abiword rather than
OpenOffice at the very outset, since OO is full of capabilities
neither of us expects ever to have the slightest use for -- and
correspondingly slow, as well as hard to find your way around in.
That has meant, for me, trying to follow the abiword-user
list, at least enough to be able to ask my typical VDQs there.
Doing so has had increasingly deleterious effects on my blood
That list, alone among the hundreds I've tried on Gmane,
resolutely refuses to adopt the ability for subscribers to set
their subscriptions to nomail. There is of course an occasional
thread protesting, which the developers routinely squelch, saying
they can't be bothered to learn how.
At one point I happened to discover a Friendly Alpha Plus
Technoid (FAPT) who actually likes and runs Majordomo (which the
abiword list runs on). I asked him how to go about enabling a
nomail setting. He had one, of course, and with his permission I
posted it to the list.
That post appeared -- and was ignored. Utterly.
The other day one of the honchos actually recommended
Gmane. So I asked if that meant we could now set our
subscriptions to nomail. He played dumb. I replied, explaining
once more that the ability to do was what makes Gmane valuable.
He suppressed my reply.
I know I can filter my subscriptions to the list (on
three different addresses) to go straight to /dev/null; I'd
rather not do that.
What I want, once Jo gets her book sent off, is some
*other* word processor (the more like abiword the better,
especially in point of speed) which I can hope to get her to
switch to before the next book.
As they say in the mountain hollers, is there sich of a
Beartooth Staffwright, Neo-Redneck, Double Retiree,
Not Quite Clueless Linux Power User
I have precious (very precious) little idea where up is.
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