New AbiWord looks solid but suffers from age-old Linux problem
Posted by: Anonymous
on April 10, 2008 02:31 PM
Compiling is what it is. I guess I'm a sorta masochist because I run a distro where compiling happens more often than if you run, say, Gentoo, Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, etc. Abiword provides the binaries for the systems which need them... like Windows! Others are taken care of by their package maintenance teams (like the above distributions).
I run Slackware and compiled Abiword 2.6.0 and its plugins by myself... yeah, it took a bit of time to get all the configure options right, but I'm lovin' the speed and functionality of Abiword. I even tried the OOXML import with a few test documents I found on google and it worked well, not that I will ever have a need for OOXML... haha.