[RULE] Abiword w/o Gnome impossible (fwd)

Ingo Lantschner ingo at vum.at
Thu Jan 8 22:54:36 EET 2004


good news - finaly I found someone who will package a Abiword-version for
us. I'll let you know, as soon as I get the package.

@Michael: may be intersting for you: For Fedora such packages already 
exist. see below

Bye, Ingo.

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Date: Thu, 08 Jan 2004 00:48:36 +0100
From: Marc Maurer <j.m.maurer at student.utwente.nl>
To: Ingo Lantschner <ingo at vum.at>
Subject: Re: Abiword w/o Gnome impossible

Hi Ingo!

Thanks for your feedback. For Fedora, we already built such rpms (ie.
GNOME and GTK only rpms). For RedHat 9 however, I only built the GNOME
one, due to the seamingly lack of demand for a GTK version. However, you
seem to be interested in it, so I'll repackage them as well to suit your

Mind that a GTK only rpm would still depend on 2 external packages,
namely "libglade" and "fribidi". But that would only account for about 2
MB of "extra" rpms, which is quite different from the 40 you currently
need :D

Due to my busy schedule, I can't build them right away, but within 24
hours, I should be able to make them. I'll contact you when they are
available for download.

Hope this helps,

  Marc Maurer

Op wo 07-01-2004, om 19:13 schreef Ingo Lantschner:
> Dear Marc,
> I was looking for new Abiword Version since the one (1.4.x) we use in some
> schools in Congo/Kinshasa are no more stable and up to date. We relay
> there on Abiword since the machines are not strong enough for OpenOffice
> and bying new machines is impossible.
> Installing Abiword 2 on top of RedHat9-TinyX-iceWM requieres me to install 
> about 40 MB of mostly Gnome-related-rpms and then still Nautilus was 
> missing.
> Do you see any chance to repackage Abiword 2 so that it can run without 
> Gnome? On machines with only 800Mb Hardddísks 40 MB is a lot!
> Thanks for any efforts or tips, Ingo.
Marc Maurer <j.m.maurer at student.utwente.nl>

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