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Nvu 0.2 Released

Thursday March 25th, 2004

The second major milestone release of Nvu, the Web publishing application based on Mozilla Composer, is now available for Linux and Windows. The main new feature in Nvu 0.2 is support for the creation, modification and utilisation of templates, preset pages that can include both editable and static elements. Version 0.2 also allows more CSS properties to be applied to pages and lets users to extract inline styles and make them into classes.

Based on Mozilla 1.7 Beta, Nvu 0.2 was developed by Daniel Glazman's Disruptive Innovations for Lindows.com. Further information about the new version, including release notes and download links, can be found at http://glazman.org/whyNvu/nvu.html.


#54 Re: Need help? Do it yourself

by lacostej <coffeebreaks@hotmail.com>

Sunday March 28th, 2004 6:05 PM

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> *Of course, trying to be WYSIWIG when composing in a format that is supposed to be structural and cross-media doesn't make a lot of sense from a theoretical perspective. But, sadly, the public want a HTML editor that works just like MS Word.

I disagree with the "sadly". Computing should be made to accomodate for the masses, make it easy for any user to use something wihout having to understand the inner working of some strange standards. Easy to use tools are lacaking and that's why even if computing has adanced a lot in the last years, we still have no email tools smart enough to warn a user when he is sending a 5M bmp image. How do you want my mother to use a computer when she is born in a time when having each book was so valuable that she didn't lost any of the ones she has in her choldhood? She should be able to send pictures to friends without wondering about the format. And she should be able to write an HTML page.

Even if it is hard to do, and even if it won't solve all people's problems, it doens't mean that it shouldn't be done. Thanks for Daniel for bringinh HTML to the masses in an open source way.

Daniel, if you read, next time I am in Paris if you're not busy, let me buy you a beer.

coffeebreaks