Re: [dev] Suckless word processing solution?

From: Илья Илембитов <>
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 19:14:15 +0400

> RTF sucks.
Why? And what is a better MS Word-editable format? (since that is what required by editors in the magazine where I work and in my university) ODT isn't really mature yet and didn't get any proper support in MS Word. DOC is closed. .WPF then? (since it is actually supported by nearly all MS Office versions).

> Well usbl or surf aren't really lightweight, they only appear to be.
> (The binaries for themselves are lightweight, but that doesn't tell
> you on which mountain of complexity they rely on). I think writing a
> decent less sucking word processor is much more achievable than
> writing a lightweight browser. So this sounds like a good idea.

Well, I am aware that both uzbl and surf use webkit engine, which is itself not lightweight. But creating a word processor also means using some kind of solution (be that a library or else) for supporting a format like RTF or anything else, doesn't it?

wbr, Илембитов
Received on Tue Sep 22 2009 - 15:14:15 UTC

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