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AbiWord Weekly News #115, (2002, week 43, released 2002.10.28)

Welcome to this updated issue 115(b) of the AbiWord Weekly News.

Updates:  AbiFund Update, PR nightmare gets instant results!  Also, a note about bugs, and some re-assignments.

      There is a chat, a mailing list, conventional meetings and the occasional product release; in short, there is a community.   About one dozen people put time aside every week to help create a product that they and, they hope, others appreciate.   Though this small group may be the only ones contributing code, they're goal is aided by many: People write plugins, compile binaries, mirror sites, update strings, help with questions, file bugs and many more.   Indeed, an extensive community of many times that of the programming core.   And, like all communities, a limit of civility is created--a point at which no one goes past to keep their community at peace.   But, like all communities, something beyond them, beyond it, can cause serious damage, like a farm community suffering a drought or a religious community under persecution.

      Dom Lachowicz has been a pillar of the AbiWord community for the longest time.   Acting as Mayor and Treasurer, he has helped guide this hamlet to the greater era just ahead.   He is also, perhaps, too trusting.   For nearly a month, he's had faith that, after a recent disaster, our community would be redeemed.   For nearly a month, he's asked us to have that faith, but that faith has been broken.

      It was nearly one month ago, the AbiFund, which has quietly asked for donations on the bottom of this newsletter since before its XHTML age, has been robbed.   The concept of Open Source Software, or Free Software, has not been about making money.   It has been about community support.   The AbiWord project has only asked for donations for the cost of bringing to the many the product: a small, fast and stable word processing tool that almost anyone can use.

      Bandwidth, maintenance, occasional hardware replacement and, from time to time, getting a representative to a convention or meeting is all this fund has been able to be used for in the most recent of times.   Our coffers flowed not with millions of venture capital, but a small sum of US$800 (eight hundred).   But that number is significantly reduced to a mere US$200 (two hundred).   If one major component of NYORP (the AbiServer) become damaged, that can be handled, but if two were, that may not be the case.   Any significant problems that should arise now could be costly to the AbiWord community, like a disease on drought-surviving crop.

      The money taken from AbiWord wasn't used for some greater purpose.   It was used to buy a camera on EBay.   Who's fault is that?   I have seen accusations in the Slashdot community that it is the fault Dom himself.   One person I've read suggested that the password was "guessed."   Sure, why not, it must have been something like his mother's maiden name, or maybe AbiTheAunt.   Or maybe, Dom is a competent Linux user who would never do something so incompetently foolish.

      Somewhere, in this world, a digital camera is being delivered to someone who has less moral conscience Caligula.   To steal from a small project dependent on every single dollar it is handed echos of the days when the Great Flood was called to eliminate such people.   A digital camera is about to arrive at the home of some petty figure with no considerations beyond their own whims.   We will probably never learn who this, as they're protected by two companies with varying levels of trust and reliability: PayPal and Ebay, with the former being of the greatest concern.   PayPal has not only failed to uncover this person or persons, but they have failed to even try.   PayPal chooses not to even acknowledge a the claim that was brought before it.   PayPal manages accounts with so little care, they make Hitler appear loving.   If no one else, it is PayPal that must pay for its failure to investigate, and it is PayPal for which we need a replacement.

      And, I ask, what will you do?   Will you dump your account and leave?   Will you write to your governmental representative requesting regulation?   Will you help build a class action suit?   Will you create a trustworthy alternative?   Will you do anything at all to assist?   You probably will not.   You will probably forget or live in apathy of this travesty, always placing the Rubicon further south.   You probably don't even have the decency to offer condolences, much less donate to help restore our community.   If you refuse to assist or even care, you may be just as bad as that entity which has participated in the theft of US$500 (five hundred).   And yet, if you could just see your way to help in anyway, it would be you who would benefit from this community, just as this community can benefit from you.   Like all Open Source or Free Software communities, you can help in more than one way, and I ask you now, has there ever been a greater time to care?

In this issue:

Editor(s) of this issue:  E. A. Zen

      If you're interested in using AbiWord for the first time, receiving a more uptodate version, any particular version or special release, feel free to visit the new  Latest Releases page.




Discussions

Traffic on the developer mailing list has settled at about 200-400 postings per week.

This week, big schnitzle announcements:


Announce: AbiWord Fund Robbed :


I'm duty bound to let you all know that the AbiWord Fund/Tip Jar has been
robbed approximately three weeks ago. I'm telling you this now, rather than
sooner, since I believed that Paypal would do something about my complaints
during the interim, and that this would all be resolved quietly. Today, 23
days later, this does not look like it will happen.

Despite my repeated phone calls, emails, faxes, etc... to Paypal, I have not
heard a response from them, let alone a positive one where they say "you're
getting your money back." They have not even acknowledged my complaint tickets
with so much as an automated email.

Paypal is not a bank, so they do not operate under the same rules and
conditions as a bank (let alone the government regulations and FDIC stuff),
and as such, I have minimal recourse against them at the moment. Their silence
implies to me that they are treating this matter as if I got mugged on the
street, rather than as if someone walked into their bank and withdrew my money
without my consent. What further enrages me is that someone tried to withdraw
$1200 from my credit card the day before. Thankfully, that party failed.

Evidence of this is http://www.abisource.com/~dom/paypal_scam.png

I *do not* recommend emailing Jun Jiang, as his camera was bought illegally
using our money. He is a victim of this too, albeit to a much lesser extent. I
do however, recommend doing several things:

1) Writing to Paypal, in letter, email, or fax form alerting them to this
travesty.
2) Calling Paypal on AbiWord's behalf.
3) Writing or calling your Congressman/woman, pointing out that Paypal is
acting like a bank, but not operating under formal banking laws.
4) Boycotting Paypal because of these reasons, and the fact that their system
is notoriously insecure, and encouraging others to do the same.

More information on how to do so, including some horror stories are available
at http://www.paypalsucks.com

My username: cinamod@hotmail.com
Paypal transaction number: #42V44263PP357062S
Ebay transaction number: #1383584373

FYI, the Fund is currently at $206 instead of about $800 thanks to this
cretin. This puts a serious damper on my hopes of re-establishing a bi-weekly
patch prize.

And to whomever stole nearly $600 from an OpenSource, not-for-profit
organization's bank account to buy a lousy camera, FUCK YOU. Pond scum now has
something to look down upon. Orphans and elderly women beware! Enjoy your new
SONY PEG-NR70V CLI PDA /MP3/Camera

Regretfully,
Dom


PayPal update :



A very nice and polite woman named Heather from PayPal called my home number
this morning in order to resolve this dispute between AbiWord and PayPal.
She emailed me 2 affidavits that I must sign, notarize, and then mail via post
back to the PayPal headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska. The $581 will be credited
to my account immediately thereafter. This means that within one working week
the AbiWord Fund will have its $581 back, less the cost of postage and a
notary's fee. All in all, that isn't so bad.

To the folks at PayPal, I applaud you for doing the right thing, even if it
took a while to do it. In my eyes, I feel that your company has redeemed
itself. I only pray that your company handles all future complaints with the
due-diligence that they deserve.

To all of those who have written letters of support to both me and PayPal on
my behalf, I thank you. I think that if nothing else, we've helped raise some
awareness in the general community. At the very least, we've gotten our money
back :)

Thanks,
Dom

---
*) The PayPal documents were multi-page MS Word documents. AbiWord opened and
printed both copies (paper output in my hands) before OpenOffice even loaded.
Abi's versions look better, to boot.

*) Omaha is also the US city where Nyorp, our "little BSD server that could"
resides.



This week, interesting topics on the developer list included:

  1. Selecting the right locale under window :   Jordi notes that Microsoft and AbiWord have different lingual priorities.   As explained, when a user wants AbiWord to use a language that Windows itself doesn't support, they must edit Abiword.Profile (custom) in four different places, three of which, Andrew explains, should be combined into a single GUI string's setting.   Everyone agrees that there should be a GUI option, and Alan makes another attack on T/wiki.   Meantime, all of this already had an RFE.

  2. and HEADS UP: Working on the Status Bar :   Will's refactoring the statusbar to work with an environment's native widgets.   This is the graphical status hacking mentioned in short last week.   You can watch his work here.   You can also see the QNX port (by Johan) here*.

  3. Encoding is totally broken. :   Martin discovers the joy of endian bugs, as this "fred" guy comes up as some UCS hex.   Ok, not the most interesting thread, but I do wonder who fred is and why Martin talks to him over the secret AbiChat plugin*.

  4. Commit: MSWord improvements :   Dom improves and imports more WV goodness to AbiWord.   As it's just another day in Abidom, I'd normally skip this, but Jordi believes I don't cover enough of the Windows' developments, so, here's my olive branch.

  5. Intent to release 1.1.1 November 8th. :   Martin is asked by Dom to take care of the next developers' release.   He's promising more glory of tables and greater stability.   He's also going to knock the stuffing out of Mark, who will get around to 1.0.4 sometime in the next decade.   Sure, the end of the month is the GNOME freeze, but we're rebels.   Do you want GTK2 right or b0rken?   Also mentioned here:  Mark may, jus' a li'l bit, have time to fix those Solaris build issues.

This week, interesting topics the user included:

  1. AW on RedHat 8.0 problems and Re: AW on RedHat 8.0 problems-resolved :   Uri Elias starts off with one problem; then, Reuben D. Budiardja asks about a font-related problem.   While Uri gets a minimum of help, everyone quickly focuses on a font issue in RH8.   Brought to the attention of the Gnumeric developers, the problem appears to originate from version of freetype shipped with RH8.   A bug report filed.   I would like to thank all users who file bug reports on both current stable and cvs HEAD

QNX...here*:   No gaurantee that it's still there.   That's the wacky crazy world of IP's for ya.
AbiChat Plugin*:   Plugin does not really exist.   Consult your user's guide for more information




Development

CVS Stats

      Track who put in how much and why.   And, while you're at it, consider whether you'd like to keep your own cvs build as well.   Tables...ooh....

CVS checkins 2002.10.21 - 2002.10.27
Who Commits In summary
fjfranklin* 136 Plugin de-breaking, EncodingManager(moved to UCS-4, corrected character string format, extend translation to iso-8859-15 et al., remove basic UT_Mbtowc, xap/xp to xap/unix, commented out illlogical UTF-8 logic, updated CtoU and UtoC), pspell building yin-yang, Import/Export Sniffers(constructers now require a name, native impex defined, MIME support, begin new mapping method, StarDivision Writer defined)
dom  28 Repair encoding issue (big issue), WV is cool (new fixes), revisions/hidden text in MSWord (Yes, MSWord users, that means competent people can easily see you "seecrut" text...), Tables work for MSWord97 (plus importing, thanks in part to ArVee), iconv fix (because Jordi says so), Tables (POSIX) window-resizing work, fixed some segv's
msevior  25 Tables(fixes, speedups, cursor speedup, 4pixel bug on break fixed, POSIX resizing remembered, random tweakery), insert symbol fix & POSIX frame resizing, repaired key navigation for POSIX insert symbol, quick appearance of font preview text
phearbear  12 Encoding fixes, news statusbar coded (ported from wlach) & cleanups & updates at startup, "acticate new toolbar on qnx," gave icons to languages that have dictionaries (language dialogue), submenus work on right-click menus,
wlach   9 That whole native statusbar junk I've been talking about for a week: page count now displays (wasn't updated views), removed bogus 'character padding,' some renaming of internal classes for more consistency, removed bogus/deprecated comments, remove deprecated accelerator code
phma   6 Yiddish translation by Raphael Finkel, Malay update by Sharuzzaman Ahmat Raslan, Vietnamese update by pclouds
jordimas   4 Win32 RTF & MSWord97 build fix, Win32graphics enhancements from ArVee
biesi   2 More StarOffice character attributes, update encodings list
rms   3 Anthony Fok's zh-CN update, Portuguese update, use pspell conditionally, included missing files, link non-Abiword to Abiword2 (i.e. if older Abi's are not present).
jeremyd   1 fix bug 4101, Nsis Full install option leaves out Shortcuts

*phearbear:  system-related work is QNX unless stated otherwise. Acticate is his own word.
*jordimas:  system-related work is Windows unless stated otherwise.
*fjfranklin:  Frank has taken to entertaining me via CVS.   This occasionally means not having a FREAKIN' clue what's going on, but neither of us is getting paid for this.


POWs

      The concept of a "Project Of the Week" is to single out tasks of major interest that outside developers might be interested in providing assistance to.   Until a "best way" of listing POWs come to mind, they shall be listed in a short description.   Any user interested is welcome to assist in tackling these POWs.   If you know someone who's interested, you can link directly to a POW, in order, they're pow3 (at the top) through pow1 (at the bottom).   Reminder to developers, I can't post them if you don't submit them.   Additionally, feel free to announce if one of these is finished (in case you don't mention it on the list or in the cvs)


Name:  Style and/or Diction Plugins (bug 3281) (do either/or or both!)
Description:  build a plugin to allow Abiword to check style and diction
Advertisement:  me got no grammar fixer, help mes can't you?
Recommended Outline:  Create a plugin for AbiWord that allows the checking of style and diction.  The source code for the gnu style and diction tools is available here: http://www.gnu.org/software/diction/diction.html
      As a prototype you might be able to hack something using the AbiCmd plugin to wrap the style and diction tools.  The AikSaurus (Thesaurus) plugin should also be a helpful guide.
      When you get the basics working you could try to get Abiword to display green squiggle underlines to mark errors, or otherwise work on a good user interface.
Comments:  A great way to start playing with the AbiSource
System:  Any OS will be fine.
Challenge level:  ***.. 3 stars out of 5
Current Hero:  The mastery of Kung Fu has yet to appear.

Name:  Fix Windows printing boogs (bug 3239)
Description:  Tackle some or more of the various bugs that cause issues in attempting to print under Windows
Advertisement:  ????????????????????????????? (no, that's really the ad!)
Recommended Outline:  You must become magical to know how to fix this.
Comments:  "The problem is that printing on Windows is broken with several brand of printer drivers (see dependent bugs). It appears that with standard PostScript driver it does not happen. It appears also that version 0.9.6 had less problems than 1.0.1 so we might find out where the regression is bu diffing.
    "Please, be sure to read all the bug reports. Even partial fix are accepted.
    "Fixes must be done against STABLE tree and possibly ported to HEAD (the later can be done as a second step)."
      This comes from Hub
Notice:  This may already have been fixed with the libiconv upgrade, stay tuned!
System:  Windows
Challenge level:  ****. 4 stars out of 5
Current Hero: Not one MoFo yet has had the Huevos for this POW

Name:  More Windows Maintainers
Description:  Jordi could always use help
Advertisement:  Help free people from the oppression of MSWord today!
Recommended Outline:  You must become magical to know how to fix this.
Comments:  Wouldn't be a bad idea to start with the printing bug...
System:  Windows
Challenge level:  ****. 4 stars out of 5
Current Hero:  Jordi Mas





Bug Update


UPDATE:

      Ok, here's what's going on.   Bug resolution/confirmation/verification in quite inaccurate.   When fetching, it is automatically assumed that the last owner of the bug is the last person to work with it (i.e. close it).   Unfortunately, this is not the case.   I am now left to wonder how many errors are floating in older AWN's.   I also wonder why no-one wrote to say, "I didn't close this bug, someone else must have."   In fact, the person who brought this problem to my attention, Matthew Craig, explained that he had been left out for some time.   I would have preferred getting told much sooner.

      After getting the AWN out, I sit in chat for an hour to see if any of the intrepid hackers have corrections that need to be made.   Other than standardization notes from Hub and perceived grammatical issues from Mark, I receive little feedback, except for those who are amused.   There's no direct blame, but when you see an inaccurate CVS summary or missing bug mention, I would like to be told.   The real kvetch I have is that bugzilla doesn't possess a column for person to last change the bug's status.   It may only be the version in use by AbiWord, but this is ultimately a problem, as it will require me to read every single bug coming in.

      Inaccuracies are not intentional, unless I have an asterisk (next week or week after at the latest, a footnote).   If you see a flaw in my report on your status, or that of something you did or to say that you didn't do, I really do want to be told, as I've explained to a couple of you in the past two weeks.   I don't want you not getting credit for month, then finally decide issue n is the snapping point and you get all angry at me.   Could you imagine what it would be like if everything went that way?   Users would be raiding Mark's house and setting his hair on fire.   Additionally, Mark owes the AbiFund US$20.   Anyone who finds the mail message that I'm referring to gets many gratuitous mentions next week.

Bug Statistics

Bug stats graph

I'm leaving the link, guys; you put it up!

Bug Votes

      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.   Ah, another release, another change of what bugs are on the "Most Wanted" list.

Top 20 Problems
ID Votes Milestone Summary
3269 120 --- Crashing on printing
3171 115 1.0.x rtf sets top and bottom margins to 0
3525  90 --- font incorrectly printed and spaced
 376  80 2.0 File assosciate problems for all file types with Win32Slu......
1406  61 1.0.x xhtml documents fail to open: "Bogus html document" msg
1747  42 2.0 background colour of text selection is always grey
1194  39 2.0 alt+xxxx does not insert special symbols
3808  35 Future Microsoft Word .doc files may crash Abiword
2362  30 --- AbiWord only prints across half of page
4046  30 --- The spellchecker has gone gonzo since upgrading from 1.0.......
4049  30 --- Crash on open file from floppy or network drive.
4057  30 --- Thesaurus Shift+F7 keybindings shortcuts consistancey
3778  29 --- Hanging indent setting ignores units
2868  25 2.0 character widths are not calculated correctly for some fonts...
2421  20 2.0 TM, Bullet, Euro, Smart Quotes and other symbols originat......
2715  20 1.0.x crash on zoom
3579  20 --- Save corrupted when text pasted from web page and saved a......
1394  17 2.0 on-screen landscape actually prints portrait in Win95
2299  15 1.0.x Prints incorrect margins with split page.
Top 20 Requests For Enhancement
ID Votes Milestone Summary
1261 563 2.0 Need to support footnotes and endnotes
2321 286 Future [RFE] Maths/Equation Editing, as a plugin maybe?
2183 224 Future Fully Support OpenOffice's XML file format
2365 105 Future AbiWord needs 'view codes'
1374  96 Future [RFE] print odd and/or even pages only (for front & back ...
1950  87 Future Wish for automatic Table of Contents
2463  79 Future support embedded objects
1144  67 Future Improve KWord import/export filters
2565  41 Future Add true MS Word .doc export capability
1929  36 Future Hyphenation is missing in Abiword
 515  35 Future columns change should only affect selected text
2186  30 Future The insert page break setting is lost for custom styles
3003  30 2.0 Just "Save File As," not "Save," is available with .doc f...
3657  30 Future Rapid Document Production, Insert File
2219  27 Future AUTONUM wanted in [ Insert/Field/Number ] menu
2296  25 Future doc import: footnotes
2169  24 Future Line numbering
2360  23 Future Resizing bitmap images
3668  23 --- Support for window tabs instead of separate windows


Resolved Bugs

      In the past week, the following Bugs have been verified as fixed.   The listed Bugs have all been put in either CLOSED or RESOLVED mode as either FIXED or WORKSFORME, and they have then been verified by the people listed below.

Bugs Resolved This Week
Bug ID Description
3802 Export - XSL-FO - incorrect attribute names for page geom...
3884 Impossible to create dotless numbers lists
4013 Put the Table menu in the context menu, when cursor is in...
4101 Nsis Full install option leaves out Shortcuts
4114 crash after trying to open
4123 Bad looking font used in statusbar
4159 RTF file crashes AbiWord
4199 inactive menu text are not display depending on LANG
This Week's Most Active QA Helpers:
Verified Name
2 Sam TH
2 Dave Null*
2 Matthew Craig*
1 Martin Sevior

*Dave Null:   Dave Null is code for bugs-owner, which can be anyone of five people-- people who are so modest, they don't even take credit for their valiant work ;-)

Flushed Bugs

      What you see here are either invalid bug reports or duplicates.   So, basically, I'm showing everyone else how doofy you are sometimes.   On average*, confirming duplication or non-validity takes four minutes and thirty-five seconds.   That's the equivelant of 8LLOC of time for Dom.   Any other questions why development isn't as fast as you want?

Non-Bugs Flushed this Week
Bug ID Description
4044 Text save question marks
4109 will not print highlights or un\overlines
4131 Abiword (almost) always opens in maximized mode
4160 crashes when printing...strace included
4166 Crashing and freezing editing tables
4176 [Spanish] Error al importar fichero .html
4179 abiword should save session info
4182 Save and Save As do the exact same thing
4184 Crash on opening a previously edited Document
4187 All MS WORD documents were converted ro AbiWord immediate...
4188 All MS WORD documents were converted ro AbiWord immediate...
4189 All MS WORD documents were converted ro AbiWord immediate...
4190 All MS WORD documents were converted ro AbiWord immediate...
4191 All MS WORD documents were converted ro AbiWord immediate...
4192 Space bar erases letters AHEAD of the cursor
4196 wath about footnotes
4203 printing template not possible
4204 "Save" always behaves like "Save As" for Word (.doc) format
4205 Kword support
4206 scroll wheel bug lives on
4210 Text rendered as squares
4211 Keyboard editing problems
4212 Phantom Text appears after loading file with custom tab s...
This Week's Active Non-Bug Flushers
Verified Name
16 Matthew Craig
 1 Dave Null*
 1 Dom Lachowicz
 1 Johan Bjrk
 1 Martin Sevior
 1 Sam TH

*average:   These numbers were pulled directly from a common source for many answers--my ass.   My ass is also the source for weather forecasts, equity predictions and interpretations of the psyche.
*Dave Null:   Dave Null is code for bugs-owner, which can be anyone of five people-- people who are so modest, they don't even take credit for their valiant work ;-)

Caught Bugs

      Bug spotters, beware, we're watching you!

Bugs Found this Week
Bug ID Description
 772 Don't create temp file in c:\ but in temp directory
1672 Undo "Underline" "Italic" or "Bold" formating for several...
2715 crash on zoom
3003 Just "Save File As," not "Save," is available with .doc f...
3233 New Language preference menu
3579 Save corrupted when text pasted from web page and saved a...
3678 [STABLE]Crash when editing this Word document
3713 status bar can not display correct strings in different l...
3773 META: Windows key handler is too low-level
3845 Scroll wheel reversed when a Windows XP setting selected
3870 Printing Problem
3873 Blinking cursor in combo boxes doesn't disappear when unf.
3917 tabs in rtfs cause strange characters and crash on mouse ...
3926 abiword crashes when cutting text
3960 Initial Zoom setting wrong
4018 show date along with version in about box
4026 segfault on opening fonts menu
4058 Overzealous careless uninstall
4063 Window size/placement (state) restoration when created no...
4071 Abiword is crashing during importing word document
4080 Print Layout mode not rewriting screen on lower zoom levels
4093 Program Terminates on Open
4097 Save dialog file extension weirdness
4134 Shouldn't have resize widget on maximized window.
4135 Status bar doesn't resize
4147 Abiword crashes on startup
4155 Mouse-wheel scrolling (on Windows) non-fuctional in docum...
4174 German (Austria) should be treated identically to German ...
4177 pspell missing in system location according to configure
4178 neither package nor source works on freebsd
4180 Tables in attached RTF document import badly
4181 AbiWord saves .abw documents as phtml
4183 Save/reload puts spurious characters in simple file in 1.0.3
4185 Page counter goes to a zillion while failing to import a ...
4186 AW 1.0.3 behviour on RedHat 8.0
4195 Strike out cannot be removed
4197 inability to enter text when installed on Korean Win 98
4198 Can't type certain characters with us+ layout
4200 enhance build instructions for Solaris 8
4201 Jagged right margin for justified text
4202 Simple line entered and saved - wrong display when reloaded
4207 AbiWord SegFaults Every Time I Close a Window
4208 bad wPixmap leads to startup crashes
4209 Problems getting AbiWord to accept my locality
4213 Produces invalid HTML and XHTML (trouble with li tags)

      To get your name in neon, help QA the Bugs.   It's also great experience if you're working your way to a POW!   If you want your name rather than your email address to appear or vice versa, drop me a line.





Release HackDown

      This is an AbiWord Weekly News original concept:  The Release Hackdown.   In the table below, you can watch what bugs are being fixed in preparation for the very next release.   Check the key at the bottom to understand formatting.

      No pressure, guys, I'm sure only 2000 or so people will be watching to see what you do weekly.   That breaks down to about 285 people daily and 12 people hourly, so, it's like being peeked at once every five minutes, literally.   "Isn't that veird!?"

HackDown to 1.0.4
Bug ID Description
2223 cannot open psiWord files (re-opened)
3008 Cursor not initially in hyperlink dialog
3109 Smart Insert Hyperlink, check to see if selected text is a hyperlink
3171 rtf sets top and bottom margins to 0 (re-opened)
3239 [META] Windows printing bugs
3453 Crashes repeatably while attempting to edit header
3488 Weird crash when editing
3489 Crash when deregistering plugins
3561 Crash on embedded AbiWord in Evolution
3625 Multi Substitution waste memory
3632 editing the numbering style of a roman numeral list hangs/crashes
3645 Page setup has a problem with margins in millimeters
3678 [STABLE]Crash when editing this Word document
3686 XAbiword version for bundle not properly set.
3697 [crash] blank abiword document viewed as text (View Source)
3755 AbiWord crashes during import of this MS Word document
3766 Dvorak Keyboard
3840 Loading World.abw crashes AbiWord"
3858 export wrong content when choosing export to "Simplified Chinese GB_2312-80" encoded text
4039 Too Many Curly Brackets in Exported LaTeX (duplicate)
4046 The spellchecker has gone gonzo since upgrading from 1.0.2 to 1.0.3
4068 Crash when mouse leaves selected header
4070 [META] crash on load bugs
4093 Program Terminates on Open
4097 Save dialog file extension weirdness
4125 .doc file does not import correctly (BiDi issues).
4183 Save/reload puts spurious characters in simple file in 1.0.3
4212 Phantom Text appears after loading file with custom tab settings

removed from list: 3324 and 4068

*Strike-out bug numbers and greyed text are resolved.
*Bold bug numbers and bold text are assigned.
*Italicized bug numbers and italicized text are unconfirmed.
*Removed bugs are a sign you're being screwed.

      Ah, being the editor...let's talk about what's been going on.   Added and suddenly found a duplicate, 4212 is the only action going on this week....





Special Interest --

      From time to time, this section will contain essay-style text about various special interests of the AbiWord development.

SPECIAL NOTICE:   If you're working on a project that is related to, affects the development of or is affected by AbiWord, feel free to contact me


PLEASE!  Help promote AbiWord development by donating money. The money go to a general AbiWord "fund", presently hosted by Dom Lachowicz (cinamod@hotmail.com).
In order to donate money, you must have a PayPal account. If you do not already have one, the links above will allow you to open one. Please consider putting cinamod@hotmail.com in the "Referral ID" field, which results in a one-time $5 donation from PayPal to AbiWord development if you verify your account. Note that only donations of $3 or more are of interest. Sorry, this is due to the fees imposed by credit card companies and PayPal.