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[http://www.abiword.com AbiWord] is an Open Source word processor that uses [[GTK]] as its GUI. The AbiWord project has financed [http://www.abisource.com/twiki/bin/view/Abiword/TheAbiWordOLPCUserInterface an AbiWord Summer of Code project] to produce a version with a user interface tailored to the OLPC hardware and the typical OLPC user.
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[http://www.abiword.com AbiWord] is an Open Source word processor that uses [[GTK]] as its GUI. The AbiWord project has financed [http://www.abisource.com/twiki/bin/view/Abiword/TheAbiWordOLPCUserInterface an AbiWord Summer of Code project] to produce a version with a user interface tailored to the OLPC hardware and the typical OLPC user. The following is the outcome of that project:
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=What's been done...=
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*AbiWord runs in the sugar shell
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*It has a minimal interface with a custom toolbar
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*I implemented a new clipart toolbar that lets kids drag and drop pictures into their documents
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=What's left to do...=
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*Polish (make clipart bar look nicer, have it look for clipart somewhere intelligent)
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*Finish implementing table menu button
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*Integrate AbiCollab with Sugar shell
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*Use clipart bar to add drawings drawing app
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=More Details=
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*http://www.snowedin.net/summerofcode/
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*http://www.snowedin.net/ideas/AbiWord+on+OLPC

Revision as of 14:14, 5 September 2006

AbiWord is an Open Source word processor that uses GTK as its GUI. The AbiWord project has financed an AbiWord Summer of Code project to produce a version with a user interface tailored to the OLPC hardware and the typical OLPC user. The following is the outcome of that project:

What's been done...

  • AbiWord runs in the sugar shell
  • It has a minimal interface with a custom toolbar
  • I implemented a new clipart toolbar that lets kids drag and drop pictures into their documents

What's left to do...

  • Polish (make clipart bar look nicer, have it look for clipart somewhere intelligent)
  • Finish implementing table menu button
  • Integrate AbiCollab with Sugar shell
  • Use clipart bar to add drawings drawing app

More Details

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