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task #6202: Submission of Instant Apply, or, Everything is a File

Submitted by:  Non existant. Sorry. <lvc>
Submitted on:  Sun 10 Dec 2006 05:00:32 AM UTC  
Should Start On:  Sun 10 Dec 2006 12:00:00 AM UTC Should be Finished on:  Wed 20 Dec 2006 12:00:00 AM UTC
Category:  Project Approval Priority:  5 - Normal
Status:  Cancelled Privacy:  Public
Percent Complete:  0% Assigned to:  Stephan Peijnik <sp>
Open/Closed:  Closed Effort:  0.00

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Mon 08 Jan 2007 05:27:49 PM UTC, comment #2:

Thank you for informing us about your withdrawal.
I am now closing the task.



Stephan Peijnik <sp>
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Sat 16 Dec 2006 11:52:16 PM UTC, comment #1:

I can see no other way to do this than to post here, but I am withdrawing my hosting request.

Non existant. Sorry. <lvc>
Sun 10 Dec 2006 05:00:32 AM UTC, original submission:

A new project has been registered at Savannah
This project account will remain inactive until a site admin approves or discards the registration.

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Registration Details

  • Name: Instant Apply, or, Everything is a File
  • System Name: wysiwod
  • Type: non-GNU software & documentation
  • License: GNU General Public License V2 or later


This project is a suite of Free Software desktop tools for various tasks, which avoid the traditional Load/Save/New functionality which most desktop apps today use. Instead, saving is automatic - as a user modifies a file, it is written to disk immediately. 'Load' functionality only exists at invocation (and via drag-and-drop insertion), and 'New' functionality is left to the file manager. This allows the software to be simpler in several ways, including the lack of a mini-filer - all file management is left to the filer manager. In this way, while the software in this project is aimed primarily at the free software ROX desktop http://rox.sf.net, the software should run well on any desktop which can make use of the free software GTK+ graphical interface library. Another primary design issue that I am adhering to is the Unix idea that 'everything is a file' - partly through the use of the above described functionality, I seek to expose this concept at all levels from implementation to user interface.
The project makes use of the Free GTK+ graphical toolkit, and the Free Python programming language, and so should run on any free operating system (the primary targets being GNU/Linux distributions, and the BSD variants), and it is believed that they will run well on the GNU/HURD system. It is also possible that these programs will run on non-free operating systems such as Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X, but this is not considered a design goal.
Currently, there is written a source code text editor written for this project. Other projects that are planned, but for which no code is yet written, are an instant messaging client (using the freely implementable XMPP protocol), a word processor and a spreadsheet (using the freely implementable OpenDocument Formats).
The software in this project is made available primarily through the free software 'zero-install injector', and it is possible that other free package management implementations will be considered in future.

Other Software Required:

Python programming language (python.org)
GTK+ graphical toolkit (gtk.org)
Python bindings for the above (pygtk.org)
GTKSourceView widget, and python bindings (gtksouceview.org
ROX-Lib (http://rox.sourceforge.net/desktop/ROX-Lib)
Possible future dependancy of xmpppy, a free XMPP library (http://xmpppy.sourceforge.net/)

Other Comments:

At the time of submission,I have asked -email is unavailable- where to send my source code, and will email it to that address when it is received.

Non existant. Sorry. <lvc>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2007-01-08 sp StatusNone => Cancelled
        Assigned toNone => sp
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed

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