Welcome to issue 81 of the AbiWord Weekly News, sponsored by Red
A few new features this week (improved color support and
multi-threaded document loading) as well as a slew of bug fixes,
including many memory leak fixes. Also this week the AbiWord
changes made by OEone were released.
Starting this week, I've added titles to the links in the Closed
Bugs section, so you can see the Bug's summary string in the
tooltip (supported by Mozilla and IE at least). Thanks to Hakon for
suggesting that improvement. I could do the same for the Bug
numbers mentioned in the CVS summaries, but instead of spending
time on that, I encourage you to help QA the Bugs so they get
Closed and show up in the section where I can automate the
The Bug count in the QA To Verify category is climbing. Please
help us close them by downloading the 0.99.1 release and verify
that the problems have been fixed. Some AbiWord 0.99.1 binaries are
already available now at
Also, if you want to help with the QA process during the 0.99.x
cycle, you can find nightly builds for Windows here:
http://www.darklogic.org/abiword/ 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:8081/.
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