Re: New AbiWord looks solid but suffers from age-old Linux problem
Posted by: Anonymous
on April 23, 2008 10:34 PM
It's not really a proprietary format. Open it in a text editor and see for yourself. I don't know of anything that reads it besides AbiWord, but it's not as if you're stuck with a binary format like DOC.
As for the article AbiWord being hard to install, that's not really the development team's fault. They don't have time to create packages for Ubuntu, Debian, Mandriva, Fedora, Arch Linux, Slackware, etc, etc. It's the responsibility of the package maintainers associated with those projects to compile AbiWord for their distro and to provide decent packages.