AbiWord Weekly News #96, (2002, week 24, released 2002.06.17)
Welcome to issue 96 of the AbiWord Weekly News.
BugZilla upgraded, table and GTK2 work continues. There's also been lots of work done on other fronts: win32 installer update, bug fixes, and msxml support to name a few.
I haven't had time to write a Special Interest section about the new AbiWord Wiki on www.abisource.com, but I did add something about it on the Wiki web which is probably a smarter approach anyway. Please go see http://www.abisource.com/twiki/bin/view/Abiword/AbiWordTwiki.
In this issue:
Editor(s) of this issue: Jesper Skov
|CVS checkins 2002.06.09 - 2002.06.16|
|jeremyd||221||Win32 build instruction update (from Nikolaj Brandt Jensen), NSIS plugin installer support, libpng update, VC5 update, Bug 3532 fix (from Alan Horkan), NSIS update, win32 UT_mTime implementation, and a win32 build fix.|
|fjfranklin||50||Autoconf/make changes, ut path swap function (Gabriel Gerhardsson), wv makefile work, max+win ut_path tweaks, curlhash updates (from Gabriel Gerhardsson), wv reorg, GNOME2 build support, unix diving make tweak, and *BSD build tweaks.|
|mgilbert||28||GCC3.1 problem workaround, diving makefile fixes, *BSD build fixes, and GNOME build fixes.|
|dom||22||Wv xst fix, osf fixes, UT_XML_Decode function, and fixed template save-as bug. Fixed Bugs 3565, 3567, 3592, and 3604.|
|uwog||14||Removed oaf from GTK build, WordPerfect plugin work: importing of superscript, subscript, strike-out and italic text attributes, code reorg, exporter work, and list import support (from William Lachance).|
|phearbear||12||QNX work: occasional segf fixed, insert symbol dialog, curlhash support, fix endian problem, event tweaks, rendering improvements, and encoding manager.|
|phma||7||Ukrainian update (from Olexij Tkatchenko).|
|dchart||7||ChangeLog update, save template docs added, and added an .info file for the Properties dialog.|
|mpritchett||5||Added preliminary support for msxml for win32 and some fixes from dom.|
|hub||5||Moving msxml to win subtree, make-html.sh fixes.|
|rms||4||RPM spec tweaks.|
|biesi||1||Comment style change in a wv file.|
Here's the AbiWord bug update for the last week. If you can spare some time, please help us triage the bugs - you don't need to be a programmer to do this.
These are the week's Top 20 Bugs in the categories problems and requests for enhancements. Influence next week's results by casting your own votes.
|Top 20 Problems|
|1030||370||Future||Installing AbiWord messes up fonts in other applications ......|
|1402||95||Future||Can not use other than original type1 fonts|
|376||79||1.2||File assosciate problems for all file types with Win32Slu......|
|1124||69||1.2||Does not honor config/-geometry request|
|3269||60||---||Crashing on printing|
|1406||59||1.0.x||xhtml documents fail to open: "Bogus html document" msg|
|3171||55||1.0.x||rtf sets top and bottom margins to 0|
|1818||50||---||Font reverts to Times New Roman when it shouldn't|
|1747||42||1.2||background colour of text selection is always grey|
|1194||38||1.2||alt+xxxx does not insert special symbols|
|2598||36||1.2||Abiword installs bogus fonts of dubious heritage|
|2362||30||---||AbiWord only prints across half of page|
|3525||30||---||font incorrectly printed and spaced|
|465||28||Future||Haettenschweiler font doesn't draw with correct spacing w......|
|2868||25||1.2||character widths are not calculated correctly for some fonts...|
|2421||20||1.2||TM, Bullet, Euro, Smart Quotes and other symbols originat......|
|1394||17||1.2||on-screen landscape actually prints portrait in Win95|
|3216||16||1.0.x||tabstops can't be set in second (or third) column|
|372||15||Future||consolidate identical platform code|
|Top 20 Requests For Enhancement|
|1261||453||1.2||Need to support footnotes and endnotes|
|2321||249||Future||[RFE] Maths/Equation Editing, as a plugin maybe?|
|2183||150||Future||Fully Support OpenOffice's XML file format|
|2365||87||Future||AbiWord needs 'view codes'|
|1374||71||Future||[RFE] print odd and/or even pages only (for front & back ...|
|1950||52||Future||Wish for automatic Table of Contents|
|2463||51||Future||support embedded objects|
|1929||41||Future||Hyphenation is missing in Abiword|
|1237||38||Future||[RFE] Not possible to insert all characters using 'Insert......|
|2219||37||Future||AUTONUM wanted in [ Insert/Field/Number ] menu|
|1144||32||Future||Improve KWord import/export filters|
|515||30||Future||columns change should only affect selected text|
|2186||30||Future||The insert page break setting is lost for custom styles|
|2565||29||Future||Add true MS Word .doc export capability|
|2360||23||Future||Resizing bitmap images|
|2083||22||1.2||[RFE] Export WordPerfect format files|
|2296||22||Future||doc import: footnotes|
In the past week, the following Bugs have been verified as fixed. The listed Bugs have all been put in RESOLVED mode as either FIXED or WORKSFORME and have then been verified by the people listed below. Other causes of resolving a Bug (e.g. as INVALID) are not tracked since they usually do not represent a fixed problem.
|Bugs Verified This Week|
|1698||Tracking bug for Windows Installer issues|
|1993||Add File to MRU when saved|
|2637||Initial error when inserting graphic with ImageMagick plugin|
|3107||spell check / right-click error|
|3245||entry point not found|
|3258||Wrong file association|
|3321||RPM fonts.scale file contains two extraneous blank lines|
|3331||wv's Makefile.in forces gcc-isms into CFLAGS|
|3354||Windows installer doesn't install *.hash-encoding|
|This Week's 5 Most Active QA Helpers|
To get your name in neon, help QA the Bugs. If you want your name rather than your email address to appear, drop me a line.
Here are links to the latest official releases of AbiWord for various architectures and operating systems.
These are links to snapshot builds of AbiWord for a subset of the supported architectures/operating systems.
Note that the snapshot builds may not work (at all!), but are likely to include more features and have fewer bugs than (older) official releases. Use the official releases for "production systems" and the snapshot builds for testing and when you want to help with Bug triaging.
|Linux (GNOME+GTK)||i386||http://pinohuis.dhs.org/uwog/abiword/||Provided by Marc Maurer. These are updated daily. Plugins, clip art, fonts and help files are available too.|
|Win32||i386||http://abiword.pchasm.org/||Provided by Jeremy Davis. These are updated twice a day. Plugins are available too.|
|Win32||i386||http://www.niksbiks.dk/Software/Abi/||Provided by Nikolaj Brandt Jensen. These are updated about once a week. BiDi builds are available too.|
Traffic on the developer mailing list has settled at about 200-400 postings per week.
This week, interesting topics on the developer list included:
Bugzilla upgrade in progress: Hub upgraded BugZilla to version 2.16rc2. Very nice!
commit: Lots and lots of table fixes: Martin hacked some more on the tables. This mail includes news of the ability to save/load tables to .abw plus support for moving about in tables and editing stuff. Very cool!
Commit: gtk2 dialog, toolbar work: Dom is also making progress on the GTK2 front. He's looking for people to help him complete the work.
From time to time, this section will contain essay-style text about various special interests of the AbiWord development.
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