From: Marc Maurer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Nov 03 2003 - 13:21:39 EST
Lets jump right to the actual content part:
Our current source tree layout is getting insanely hard
for people (possible new developers) to grasp. Furtermore
our build and packaging systems are overly compilicated,
since important things like plugins and help documentation
resides outside the main abi module.
I want to propose some changes to our current tree layout and
present an idea on how bootstrap AbiShow (that cria thingy that
did not came of the ground) within the current (or new) tree
Proposed Tree Changes:
1) Move the abiword-docs module into ./abi/docs
2) Create ./abi/projects and move IDE projects to it, ie.:
3) Move the abiword-plugins module into ./abi/src/plugins/wp and
compile them by default *). Add the configure switches that
are currently present in the abiword-plugins module to abi's
configure, so people who don't want plugins can disable
This also means shipping them by default in _1_ package. Feedback
means we are not serving our users the best way we can. IMO, users
prefer having most functionality by default any day over a download
package that is as small as possible. They just want it
"To Work", something we cannot say at all giving our current
plugin distribution method.
Besides, quite a lot of users don't even _know_ that plugins
exists for some particular piece of functionality. That's not
their fault, that's our fault.
*) Plugins for AbiShow (see below) can go into ./abi/src/plugins/show.
Making room for AbiShow
(Only to be done when developers show interest)
1) Add an ./abi/src/show/ directory for the AbiShow application
The layout of this dir will mirror the structure ./abi/src/wp, ie:
We can start by just 'forking' ./abi/src/wp/ into ./abi/src/show/
2) Some dialogs currently residing in ./src/wp/ap, like the
FormatTable dialog might be moved to ./src/af/xap/, since
they will be both used by AbiWord and AbiShow.
3) Fiddle around with the build system to allow the building
Feedback is welcome,
-- Marc Maurer <email@example.com>
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