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AbiWord 0.9.0 Released

Jul 31, 2001, 17:03 (40 Talkback[s])

AbiWord is a cross-platform, open source word processor. Version 0.9.0 is now out.

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Release Notes:

The AbiWord team is proud to announce the release of version 0.9.0 of AbiWord. The release marks the count down to version 1.0. While we are not in feature freeze, we will no longer make substantial changes to the tree. We anticipate making a number of more rapid releases as we squash bugs on the way to version 1.0.

Users will find this release is much faster and uses far fewer resources. There have also been a number of bug fixes and feature additions over 0.7.14.

Multi-lingual users will find the on-the-fly spell checking particularly useful for spell checking documents written in several languages.

All Platforms:

  • Fully Customizable Styles: Martin, Dom
  • Multi-Lingual Spell checking (Spell check in multiple languages) Dom, Thomas Fletcher.
  • Language Dialog: Dom,
  • ispell checker improvements: Thomas Fletcher, Dom, Vlad, Hub
  • pspell checker fixes: Frodo
  • Line Based Tables: Martin
  • Tab Bar types: Martin, rms
  • Scrolling Speedups: Martin, Joaquin.
  • Speed Ups for Large Documents: Martin, Joaquin
  • Major Back End Reworks: Dom, Mike Nordell, Pat Lam
  • Automatic Numbered Headings: Martin
  • Drag bars for vertical margins: Pat Lam
  • RTF import/export improvements: Hub, Martin, Dom
  • XHTML import/export improvements: John Clark.
  • MS Word Improvements: Dom
  • Human Readable Text Export: David Given
  • XSO-FO Export: Dom
  • Applix Words Import/Export: Hub, Dom
  • Multiple Encoded text import/export: Andrew Dunbar
  • Support for almost all worlds Languages in Windows Build : Andrew Dunbar
  • Preview as Web, Dom
  • AutoConf build system: Sam, Frodo, Aaron Lehmann, Hub, Alec Wolman
  • Tons of Locale definitions: Dom and intrepid Abi contributors.
  • Export to AbiWord templates. Dom.
  • Plugin Architecture: Dom
  • Left Ruler fixes: Dom, Pat Lam
  • AutoSaves ofdocument: Joaquin, Martin
  • Major Encoding fixes and Improvements: Andrew Dunbar, Tomas Frydrych, Joaquín, Dom,
  • New and Improved Artwork and icons: Jakub Steiner, Tigert
  • Encoding Manager Dialog: Andrew Dunbar
  • Improved Bugzilla and Webpage: Sam TH, Jesper Skov

Tons of Bug fixes.

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The whole Abi team.

Unix Platform:

  • Styles Dialog: Martin, Dom, John Clark
  • Repaint speedups and cleanups: Martin
  • Color Pickers Toolbar buttons: Martin
  • Language Dialog: Dom
  • Nifty mouse pointer changes: Martin
  • Perl Bindings for AbiWord: Joaquin, Paolo
  • AbiWord Widget build (Start of embedable AbiWord): Dom
  • Substantial reduction in usage of X resources: Martin
  • Context Menu stays active on release of right button: Martin
  • Encoding Manager Dialog: Dom
  • Updated our Distrubuted Type 1 Fonts: Martin
  • Fix Irix build:
  • Fix HPUX build: Kevin Vajk'
  • Fix Solaris build: Hub
  • Add IBM 390 build:
  • CJK fixes: Ha Shao

Gnome:

  • Clip Art dialog: Dom
  • Major gnome-print fixes (Proper WYSIWYG in Gnome-print, print preview and print Symbol and Dingbat fonts): Martin

QNX:

  • Styles Dialog: Thomas Fletcher:
  • Color Pickers Toolbar buttons: Thomas
  • Encoding Manager Dialog: Thomas
  • Plugin Dialog: Thomas
  • Language Dialog: Thomas

Windows:

  • Lists Dialog: Michael Pritchett, Mike Nordell
  • Styles Dialog: Bruce Pearson, Michael Pritchett
  • Language Dialog: Andrew Dunbar.
  • Encoding Manager Dialog: Andrew, Mike Nordell
  • Support for all the world's Languages: Andrew Dunbar.

BEOS:

  • Various fixes: Jamie Montgomerie, Stephane Fritsch

    Mac

    • Lots more progress, AbiWord Frame now runs: Hub

    New and Updated Translations:

    • Turkish translation Görkem Çetin
    • Norwegian updates Karl Ove Hufthammer
    • Italian updates: Marco Innocenti
    • British English: Alan Horkan
    • Irish Gaelic: Alan Horkan
    • Swedish Update: rms
    • Porugese Update: rms
    • Catalan Update: Jesús Corrius
    • German Help: Ralf Müller
    • Slovenian Translation: Andraz Tori
    • French update: Gilles Saint-Denis
    • German Update: Ralf Müller, Christain Meyer, Harald Fernengel
    • Hungarian Translation: Tamas Decsi

    Special Thanks to:
    David Chart, Alan Horkan, Tim Da Luca for great QA work with Bugzilla. These were really useful contributions.