Subject: Re: stand-alone-package of Abiword fitting on a single floppy (one file/selfextracting archive)
From: Alan Horkan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Feb 05 2002 - 10:08:57 CST
in no particular order:
Your English is fine, its the message that is important and your English
is probably as good as my <insert-language-here>...
I tried this before, and yes all you need to run abiword is the
Abiword.exe binary. How did you get it small enough to fit on a floppy
disk? What kind of compression did you use (zip/gzip/upx etc) ?
(as far as i know SFX just means that it is self extracting i dont
think it implies a specific type of compression, if you dont know telling
me the program you used might help)
i was talking about this on IRC not realising some one had just posted to
the list about it. I mention this kind of thing every no and again,
it has been suggesetd that some day Abiword might even be available for
Palmtop computers (although no one is working on this at the moment).
At some stage after v1.0 the importers and exporters
will be abstracted out and made as plugins instead of being built in.
This will make abiword a little bit smaller.
If you are interested in taking this further you might consider playing
around with the installer. http://www.nullsoft.com/free/nsis/
Essentially installers are just complicated Self Extracting
Im going to go off and try this again, knowing that you were able to fit
abiword on a floppy disk is very encouraging.
On Tue, 5 Feb 2002, Joerg Schlueter wrote:
> processor AbiWord. I´m not a programmer at all, so I
if you can follow a recipe then you can be a programmer, it just takes
time. lots of small steps and eventually you get a result.
> never thought that it could happen to me to post an
> idea to this mailing list.
Im glad it did
> the not-advanced user to use Opensource-Software
> without having to know anything about
I also think it is important to have open source software even if the
Operating system is not Open Source/Free Software.
You should take a look at the Gimp, it is also available for windows.
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