[Scribus] Ideas on collaboration

Craig Ringer craig
Thu Jun 23 05:35:38 CEST 2005

On Wed, 2005-06-22 at 22:26 +0200, Christoph Sch?fer wrote:

> Hmmm, I figure connecting scribus and UNO will be quite a bit of work 
> since UNO seems to be powerful but very complex.

It is, and it would be. Getting the basics going probably wouldn't be
too bad though. I'll put "write a UNO Scribus plugin hello world" on my
TODO list - but I doubt I'll get to it anytime soon.

> Maybe an interim solution could be a stripped down version of OOo, using 
> only basic formatting, import filters, collaboration features (compare, 
> merge) and perhaps some database features for collaboration.

I'd expect this to be WAY more complex and nastier than talking to OO.o
over UNO, but for the project you mentioned below.

> In fact, something like that already exists. It's called StarOffice 4 
> Kids. You can see some screenshots here: 
> http://iug.uni-paderborn.de/Projekte/nutzware/staroffice4kids/de/ and 
> download here: http://so4k.kippdata.com/
> It's a stripped down version of StarOffice for use in primary schools, 
> and the source code is available. There even exist three German 
> equivalents of Masters thesises on the topic.

That's a very interesting tool... thanks for pointing it out.

Craig Ringer

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