AbiWord Weekly News #86 by Jesper SkovApr 09, 2002, 05:00 (3 Talkback[s])
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Welcome to issue 86 of the AbiWord Weekly News.
AbiWord version 0.99.4 didn't make it, but instead 0.99.5 is now pending for release some time next week. Except for Martin hunting down (and fixing) more RTF problems and phearbear plugging away at the QNX support, last week was pretty slow due to many of the developers attending GUADEC.
This week I've given the AbiWord Weekly News format a big overhaul. I've made the various tables look more consistent, included extra Bug data (the old Top 10s have been replaced by Top 20s and the list of Closed Bugs is more verbose so you can more easily get an overview of the progress). I've also included a new graph for the Bug counts covering the last year, replacing the old one-month 4-samples text block.
Also note that this week there's a sharp drop in Open Bugs. This is because I've started excluding RFE Bugs which are not representing, strictly speaking, failures in AbiWord. This is a step towards getting the number of Submitted Bugs down, since I see a tendency of RFE Bugs being left in Submitted state, probably to avoid them bloating the Bug counts. It shouldn't be an issue: if you don't want to include RFE Bugs in your queries, simply exclude them (type "rfe" into the Keywords field and select "None of the listed keywords set").
Finally, there's now a list of the most active QA helpers - doing Bugzilla work is not very visible (dosn't show up in CVS nor the mailing list archive), so I figured it was time some kudos were extended to the fine folk helping us there.
If you want to help with the QA process during the 0.99.x cycle, you can find nightly builds for Windows here: http://abiword.pchasm.org/ and less frequent (but more stable builds) here: http://www.niksbiks.dk/Abi/. For Linux/GNOME you can find nightly builds here: http://pinohuis.dhs.org/uwog/abiword/. Thanks!
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