AbiWord Weekly News (4/26/2000)
Here we go again . . .
Well, the big news in development is that the tree is currently closed for the imminent release of version 0.7.9. However, this week there have still been 19 patches added to the tree. This week, we gained one new contributor. Congratulations, Perry.
The biggest patch for this week was from our newest contributor, Perry Ismangil, who coaxed the AbiHello application to compile and run. He also plans to continue to improve AbiHello.
Bryan Prusha, back from an extended vacation from AbiWord, added several patches to get the Mac version to compile. We all look forward to our 5th OS coming on-line. Another significant patch comes from Henrik, who improved the Options and Insert Symbol dialogs in Win32, and updated the Swedish translation. Other significant changes came from Shaw (welcome back), who improved RPM support on Linux.
Finally, both Martin and Sam took advantage of their new CVS commit access to add a few patches. Sam fixed bug 811, and increased the default font size, while Martin fixed Insert Date and Time on Unix.
On The List
As we prepare for 0.7.9, several interesting discussions broke out on the list, which saw 74 posts this week. Significant topics this week included:
Currently, Bugzilla lists 195 bugs outstanding, with 15 of those still in SUBMIT state. Last week, we closed 8 bugs, and 6 new bugs were opened. We'll be down to zarro in no time flat. :-) Keep those quality bug reports coming in.
This week's cool patch award goes to Perry Ismangil, for resurrecting the AbiHello project.
This week's cool post award goes to James Ritchie, for his constructive suggestions on the future of AbiWord from a user's point of view.
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