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Re: Projectg Seagull was: OpenClassroom
> It does seem to be lacking a word processor though it does come with a
> notepad style text editor. I downloaded the pine source the other day to
> examine pico and see if it was worth pursuing forking UW's code to give
> pico a more word-processor feel. It looks like it would be worht a go if
> there is sufficient interest in a text-based wp. The next big question is
> when am I going to have time to work on it :) Hopefully I can get some of
> the members of the LUG@UTD interested in it.
I'm afraid pine and pico are both not Open Source. I can't
remember the details, but there's something about not distributing
But there's a plethora of text editors out there. Probably some of
them are both unencumbered with license problems and better
If you combined a somewhat-modified text editor with some printing
system (like TeX, though again there are a number of options) it
could be, more or less, a word processor. But you can't have
typewriter-like output in a word processor anymore. There's
something weird about it nowdays.
Word for DOS actually had, IMHO, a quite nice text-based
interface. But I could never get it to print proportional fonts.
Ian Bicking <email@example.com>