Subject: Re: Doomed efforts.
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Peter Seebach <email@example.com>
Date: 05/10/2000 21:09:38
In message <200005110159.SAA02578@grosse.manhattan.fugue.com>, Ted Lemon writes
>I don't think AbiWord groks change bars yet, so it's probably a moot
>point for you. AbiWord uses libwv to interpret Word documents. I
>don't know if libwv groks change bars, but it might. AbiWord doesn't
>yet do them native, AFAIK.
Well, Applix is a pain to install, but I got it.
1. I had to install several RPM's in /, then move the libraries elsewhere,
because they were tagged as non-relocatable.
2. Several packages had install scripts which assumed that /bin/sh was
bash, but they weren't running in emulation, so they didn't get
/emul/linux/bin/sh. If you don't run these scripts, the programs are
3. I still get:
/usr/pkg/applix/axdata/fontmetrics/gallium/fs/axfontfs: error in loading shared libraries: /usr/pkg/applix/axdata/fontmetrics/gallium/fs/axfontfs: undefined symbol: gfs_main
But... IT WORKS! It even *SHOWS REVISIONS IN DOC FILES THE WAY IT IS PROBABLY
I am in awe. I'm a little worried about the export "as RTF", but...
Overall, about as easy to install as WP8, and looks to be a little better
integrated. Not as cool-looking as StarOffice, but more powerful...