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2165Re: [wpmac] Future of WordPerfect Redux

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  • Phillip Jones, C.E.T.
    Oct 3 8:33 AM
      Randy B.Singer wrote:
      > Rick Mansfield said:
      > >In reflecting on the answers to the question I posted a few days ago, I
      > >had another thought.
      > >In a sense, isn't there a version of WordPerfect native to OS X
      > >already...more specifically, the
      > >version written for NeXTStep? Would this version run as is in OS X? Or if
      > >not, how much would
      > >it have to be tweaked to work? Who holds the rights to this version? And
      > >who developed it?
      > >Corel? Novel? WordPerfect Corp?
      > >
      > >Has this been proposed before--to modify the NeXTStep version of
      > >WordPerfect for OS X?
      > This has been discussed previously on this list. In fact, it is not even
      > the best/easiest solution for coming up with an OS X-native version of
      > WP.
      > Corel developed a version of WordPerfect for Java that had an interface
      > that was practically indistinguishable from WP/Mac. I played with it
      > myself at Macworld Expo a number of years ago.
      > Java is a native application language for OS X. So, the Java version of
      > WP could be released for the Mac now, and it is probably ready to go with
      > very little or no modification.
      > Corel shelved the Java version of WP, and never released it.
      > But as I have stated previously, there have been several experiences that
      > lead me to believe that the stumbling block isn't the effort or expense
      > necessary to come up with an updated version of WP/Mac. I actually think
      > that that would be the easy part. I think that it would be all of the
      > stuff that would accompany marketing a new Mac WP product that Corel
      > wants to have nothing to do with.
      > Randy B. Singer
      > Co-Author of: The Macintosh Bible (4th, 5th and 6th editions)
      > Routine OS X Maintenance and Generic Troubleshooting
      > http://www.macattorney.com/ts.html

      If that's the problem why doesn't Corel sell WordPerfect to someone else.

      I mean the Mac, PC, Linux, Unix versions period. Since they want to go
      strictly into Graphics which was their Forte before buying WordPerfect.

      They are dumb or stubborn?
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