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New AbiWord looks solid but suffers from age-old Linux problem

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 84.126.78.57] on April 09, 2008 11:28 PM
Oh wow, lots more comments.

Yes, there were some smooth scrolling fixes. AbiWord (well, actually an embedded derivative) got a lot of improvements and runs smoothly on the OLPC XO-1, and this was one of the benefits.

ODF should be included in your main AbiWord package in your distribution for those of you choosing to use it. (It's not default for technical reasons, and I won't re-open that can of worms, Google if you want to learn more.) If it's relegated to a plugin package, file a bug against your distribution as there is no technical reason it needs to be there. (Yes, I know it's in the plugin installer for Windows. I'll get around to fixing that later.) Plugins are just as "fully integrated" as anything else - maintained by the abi core devs, etc, etc.

Unicode: Windows no, everything else yes, and I believe for some time now, it's been at least partially unicode for as long as I can remember.

And remember everybody, if you find bugs, search, then file them!

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