From: Hubert Figuiere (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Nov 04 2003 - 03:56:21 EST
On lun, 2003-11-03 at 19:21, Marc Maurer wrote:
> Proposed Tree Changes:
> General Cleanup
> 1) Move the abiword-docs module into ./abi/docs
> 2) Create ./abi/projects and move IDE projects to it, ie.:
given that I have project Builder stuff too, I might agree. But, in my
case, I find it more convenient to do it the way I do.
> 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
> building them.
Agreed 200%. In fact I'm more and more thinking that we should provide
plugins as part of the package, and let people with lower requirement
not compile them, and stick to dynamically loaded plugins for
convenience. I know that a large part of AbiWord criticism comes from
none installation of various plugins....
> 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.
Agreed. Hence my requirement to bring back a few image loaders to the
> 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
> of AbiShow
For people complaining about slowliness, I thought about switching to
subversion to replace CVS. No one agreed....
I should try to do an experimental server to see if that improves speed
asked. The reasons behind switch to subversion are even more related to
the feature set rather than only speed.
(no, I'm not offering to switch to the controversial BitKeeper, even
though I begin to like it more and more)
At worse we could move to a fresh CVSRoot.
-- "<erno> hm. I've lost a machine.. literally _lost_. it responds to ping, it works completely, I just can't figure out where in my apartment it is." -- http://www.bash.org/?5273
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