RAD contest...;-)

Lynch, Jonathan BNZ2 at CDC.GOV
Fri Jan 21 13:59:02 EST 2005


I know nothing about Unix :(

But, I just created a stack that is basically a primitive word processor - it lets me create multiple page reports with text fields and pictures. The fields are scripted so that, for any given series of fields, the text autoflows from one field to the next, allowing an easy way to wrap text around pictures and to have non-contiguous articles.

For a different app at my work I wrote a spellcheck.

My windows printing script is, according to a developer friend of mine at work, "a total hack" - but it prints beautifully. With a few weeks of work, the same process I use for printing could be used to create complex pseudo-fields that allow character kerning, embedded wrappable pictures, and a few other tricks.

Just starting with those simple elements, combined with progams others here have written, such as practical pixel-based drawing programs, it would only take a team of 4 or 5 Rev developers a few months effort to produce a word-processor that is competitive with MS-Word, but with added multi-media features.

But - is there really value in reinventing the wheel? Is there really enough Unix/Linux users to make such an effort profitable?



-----Original Message-----
From: use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com [mailto:use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf Of Andre Garzia
Sent: Friday, January 21, 2005 1:40 PM
To: How to use Revolution
Subject: Re: RAD contest...;-)


On Jan 21, 2005, at 4:17 PM, Lynch, Jonathan wrote:

> I am not sure there would be much value to doing so - since those
> programs already exist -

simply, build a good editor for our supported platforms like HP-UX and 
AIX and all those strange unix flavours.... Some users might really 
enjoy this
-- 
Andre Alves Garzia  2004
Soap Dog Studios - BRAZIL
http://studio.soapdog.org

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