AbiWord Weekly News (5/31/2000)
This week saw lots of development, with 21 patches by 10 different authors go into the tree. We had one new developer this week. Congratulations, Kenny.
The most significant patch this week came from Martin, who made the Word Count dialog modeless. He also added an auto-updater, among other nifty features. Finally, Martin added support for superscripted fields. The other big commit came from Bruce, who fixed bugs 260, 452, and 565. Bruce also engaged in some code cleanup, fixed bug 431 and contributed to the fix of the Windows build.
Additionally, Alexey fixed several errors in the ruler, making AbiWord significantly less crash-prone. For this work, he receives this week's Patch Prize. Congratulations, Alexey. Enjoy the $299! Other patches came from Joaquin, who added Unix mouse wheel support, moving part way toward zapping a recent POW. Joaquin also fixed the GNOME Word Count dialog. Sam added a new Makefile target, and fixed a few potential problems. Jesper fixed some cursor size problems and improved the debugging functions. Kenny MacDonald fixed some color printing problems. Eric Sink, in his first commit in seven months, fixed the Windows build, and added the help files to the distribution. Finally, Marco Innocenti added even more Italian strings.
On The List
The abiword-dev list saw lots of traffic this month, with 150 messages on a wide variety of topics. Here is a sampling:
This week's cool post award goes to Martin, for his extremely useful discussion of how to write a modeless dialog.
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