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10 Apr 2006 18:01 KdEsp

Update
Version 2.4.4 has been released at April 10, 2006.

11 May 2005 02:58 justlooking

Abiword keeps on crashing
Whenever I try to run Abiword on Windows XP at work, it shows a consolewindow with some silly GTK output and errors and it crashes without even showing the splashscreen. Anyone got an idea on how to fix this?

tia :)

10 May 2005 17:03 rpavlik

Re: This is still far from feature complete


> While I have to agree with the previous

> posters that this is really a very

> promising project in terms of speed and

> memory footprint, the program is still

> very far from feature complete. No

> tables, no footnotes, no styles, you

> can't really change the layout (headers

> and footers), no auto-hyphenation.

>

> What is there (basic editing,

> import/export) is really good though,

> and surprisingly stable for a program in

> this stage of development. In another

> year or so this will definitively be a

> serious contender for open source word

> processing.

>

Just updating this so that page visitors won't be confused by the status of the project in the past....

Since this original comment was posted, tables, footnotes/endnotes, styles, complete header/footer support, and several other features (Tables of Contents, Revisions Tracking) have been added to the program. More are in the works for future versions, while keeping in mind the focus on avoiding core bloat.

10 May 2005 16:58 rpavlik

Re: Spell Checker For AbiWord


> There is a Spell Checker for AbiWord.

> Click HERE to find out.

Just clearing things up for the sake of the record:

No extra packages are needed for spell checking in AbiWord. The AbiSpell package linked to in the parent comment is for additional dictionaries for the built-in spell checking engine (en-US is bundled on systems that still use the built-in spelling engine).

In most systems (notably, at the moment, Windows excepted), the Enchant spell-checking interface is used, allowing Aspell, Hspell, and other spell checkers already installed to be used seamlessly, without needing to install application specific dictionaries.

10 May 2005 16:58 rpavlik

Re: Version 2 for windows?


> Thank you very much for your answer;

> already looking forward to the Windows

> version!

> Regards,

> johannes

Just clearing up things on the comments for the benefit of the users:

Yes, there were many 2.0.x versions for Windows, and as of early May 2005, 2.2.x versions as well. Releases tend to be synchonous whenever things go relatively smoothly.

10 May 2005 16:50 rpavlik

Re: RFEs and Bugreports


> Since AbiSource is down, where would I

> file bug reports and esp. RFEs?

> Or will it be up soon again?

Should be up....

http://bugzilla.abisource.com

Make sure to search (query) the database before filing new bugs, especially RFE's.

04 Jan 2005 14:10 dcberg

RFEs and Bugreports
Since AbiSource is down, where would I file bug reports and esp. RFEs?
Or will it be up soon again?

04 Jan 2005 14:06 dcberg

Re: Your program
Whatever... I don't really see, what it is you're blaming AbiWord for. Not being able to open some document? Was it an AbiWord document afterall? Have you found a reproducable bug? I mean that's how OpenSource works: Don't go out complaining, but tell people, how to improve their software. Nobody will keep you from purchasing a $ 400 office suite, right?


About not being able to write emails: It's pretty obvious, the AbiSource server is down right now, so I'd assume that there is a reason for this. (ding, ding, ding)

Enjoy!

22 Jun 2004 09:11 bcrowell

seems much nicer than kword
I've just been testing AbiWord 2.0.1 today, and it seems really nice. I had been using Kword 1.2.1, which crashed constantly and produced bad PDF ouput; AbiWord seems much nicer. AbiWord's PDF output seems good. Haven't tested the MS Word import/export yet, but that looks like it'll come in really handy when people send me Word files as e-mail attachments. I also like the fact that it's not as bloated as OpenOffice.

24 Sep 2003 12:31 johannesrichter

Re: Version 2 for windows?
Thank you very much for your answer; already looking forward to the Windows version!
Regards,
johannes

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