[oclug] Running an old WordPerfect for SCO binary under
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Fri Nov 21 14:32:02 EST 2003
On Fri, 21 Nov 2003 14:12:54 -0500
Dave Edwards <dle at sympatico.ca> wrote:
> On Fri. 2003-11-21, 13:49, Brad Barnett wrote:
> > Doesn't sound like they are running X on their consoles...
> > I think OpenOffice does use GTK, and there is a textlib GTK frontend
> > that is betaish. It may be possible to compile Openoffice using this
> > frontend, but I'm not sure how useful it would be...
> Freshmeat shows another converter called wp2x:
> http://freshmeat.net/projects/wp2x/?topic_id=849 . Unfortunately, its
> download depends on a FTP directory that asks for a password.
WP2X works well, I've tried it myself, but they still need something to
edit and use those converted files with. Converters aren't very helpful,
without something to use the converted versions with. ;)
Why retrain people to use some other obscure console wordprocessor, when
our friend should have few issues getting a dos version of WP5 to work
under emulation? Its probably the best solution, at least, as far as I
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