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AbiWord Weekly News #42 by Jesper Skov

May 23, 2001, 14:42 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jesper Skov)
"Welcome to issue 42 of the AbiWord Weekly News.

This week the developer mailing list has been dominated by the discussions of what should be included in the AbiWord 1.0 release. It is still undecided, but there is a trend towards a 1.0 release within the next four months, without support for proper tables. See the developer ML archive for all the discussions which spans several threads.

This week we've seen at least three very interesting checkins: Martin added support for LaTeX style tables (simple outlining of your text) which is the closest we're likely to get for table support this side of 1.0. Dom checked in a first version of an AbiWord GTK widget, and also did some work on a module plugin architecture.

Unfortunately, this week also left us with a severely trashed BugZilla database, losing several days worth of input. The cause of this is likely to do with the disks filling up on the server, but it's still unclear why BugZilla appears to keep losing data. We're still looking into this, and have started doing hourly backups of the database. Note that the bug data in this week's issue is also affected by this crash - and that any votes you've cast have been lost.

Finally, I got quite a few mails after the previous issue of AbiWord Weekly News, not only from all the happy campers (trust me, there were quite a few), but also from people following the AbiWord development who thought I'd missed a few interesting subjects. For this reason, I've taken up sending out an early copy of the WN to a few people so they can help me fill in the blanks. With some luck that should make for an even better newsletter. Thanks!"

In this issue:

  • CVS Stats
  • Project of the Week
  • Bug Update
  • On the Mailing List

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