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terminills 
Re: Final Writer-Feedback required about future development
Posted on 8-May-2019 11:09:10
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Current improvements.

Localization: FinalWriter no longer has the languages hard coded in so it's merely a matter of creating catalog files for each language. :)

Clipart: We now support Datatypes.

Fonts: Updated to support Truetype fonts

SpellChecker: Support for OpenOffice,Aspell,hunspell dictionaries(W.I.P.)

File formats: Updated RTF to the final spec, PDF support.

And of course as always I have every intention of supporting all Amiga like OSes.



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Re: Final Writer-Feedback required about future development
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Great work, as mentioned a native OS4 version we/I would easily pay for. Of course classic version just as valuable(duel licensing/discount) What is slowing down progress by the way, maybe we need a dedicated crowd funding to speed things up?

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Re: Final Writer-Feedback required about future development
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Just a rough idea of how much code has changed...


Quote:


Kalamatee
381 commits 740,097 ++ 680,071 --



and that's just one developer.

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Re: Final Writer-Feedback required about future development
Posted on 8-May-2019 18:43:51
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@terminills

A late comer to the thread but I would like to echo some of the previous comments about updating it for 68k machines first. The 68k machines are still very capable and still have a solid user base, I would for sure love an updated word processor for my A1200 - currently using Wordworth 5 I obtained from eBay some time ago. I think given that there has been no up to date word processor released for the classic Amiga for over a decade now, it would be warmly received by the Amiga community. I understand the constraints of catering for all 68k machines, so I think people would understand if the minimum requirement was a 68020 or above.

I would also like to have the software to have some up-to-date features including (obviously) compatibility with the latest version of Microsoft Word files, PDF file handling etc. Not essential but a nice touch would be some modern printer drivers.

Now for the software iteself... I think a floppy version would be nice, or at the very least a downloadable .lha archive. Given these features are implemented and presented professionally I cannot see any reason why any decent Amiga user would not wish to part with 50 for a solid product as a physical release on floppy with a manual, or 35 for a download.

Edit: I see you have already added PDF support and TrueType fonts! Excellent work!

Spud.

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@invent

I'm also ready to pay for a native OS4 version. Terminalhills, any ETA at all for it? Do you need beta testers?

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Re: Final Writer-Feedback required about future development
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@terminills

I would gladly purchase a copy for AROS when available
Used FW for many papers back in college

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I would also definitly pay for an AmigaOS4.1FE Version of FinalWriter with all the Features listed in this Thread!!

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Re: Final Writer-Feedback required about future development
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@terminills

I would pay for an OS4 version.
Maybe it is worth thinking about a subscription model like many other platforms do.

Or a mixed model: Subscription for the ones wanting updates, or waiting 3-4 years for a version upgrade for the one-time payers..

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I am afraid the subscription model won't work on the Amiga platform unless the software is so good that you can use it daily and profesionally. Otherwise paying a regular subscription fee can hardly be justified.

IMHO a more viable model is paid updates, where the price of the update is kept at a reasonable level.

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Re: Final Writer-Feedback required about future development
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PDF support means export only or is there also an import function?

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@terminills

PDF support!
You had me at "hello"

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Re: Final Writer-Feedback required about future development
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@terminills

The only reason anybody would want this is if it had full MS support. BTW did you finish the printer drivers for NG?

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realize wrote:

The only reason anybody would want this is if it had full MS support.


The MS Support in the FW Versions I knew was very limited, I don't think it can be a big help there.

There are some reasons why a new version of FW would make sense:

1. Better compatibility with non 68k Amiga like systems (AOS4, MOS)
2. First full working text processor for non 68k compatible Amiga like systems (AROS)
3. Bigger documents and higher speeds than the old 68k version.
4. Possible bug fixes.
5. Hopes for some new features in the next versions.
....
Last: Support of the few Amiga software project still existing.

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realize wrote:
@terminills

The only reason anybody would want this is if it had full MS support. BTW did you finish the printer drivers for NG?


That's not true. I would want this even without full MS support. I wrote a whole couple of novels in Final Writer 97 several years ago and preferred using it to MS Word. An Amiga with Final Writer makes a great distraction free writing environment. Plus, Final Writer has some very handy features like being able to have a tab for each chapter and I loved the way the builtin thesaurus worked. Even at that time, it's RTF support was quite good and I was able to export to RTF so I could do editing on my work computer and later load it back into Final Writer without losing any formatting.

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@realize

If I want MS support I turn on my Windows machine, but importing MS documents is handy. Although .txt files is also oke.

Why putting energy to make it do what MS can do ?

- Features like mailing your file from Final Writer e.g. would be usefull or importing from Amiga spreadsheets.



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@terminills

I'd be willing to pay 50 for an OS4native version with .Doc support.

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@terminills

Sounds interesting.

I'm willing to pay ~200 for a bundle for all NG-platforms. I don't care much about MS-office support, but if it's rock solid and the PDF-export is 100%, then I'm in.

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PDF support.

Out of curiosity: is the PDF support achieved using Haru, or Poppler?

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Quote:

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@terminills

The only reason anybody would want this is if it had full MS support. BTW did you finish the printer drivers for NG?


Funny I paid $20,000 without full MS support. :P And as far as printer drivers go it was announced 2 years ago I gave away my work. :)

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