AbiWord Weekly News #146, (2003, week 22, released 2003.06.01)
Welcome to this issue 146 of the AbiWord Weekly News.
Johan Björk is not Pierre Abbat, and we did get some of last week's HIGrrrification™ in screenshot form!
This week in development
I hope you like screenshots....I hope you like a LOT of screenshots. I hope your religion requires screenshots, because there's a lot of them, especially thanks to Christian Neumair, a.k.a. Manny. Additionally, a new Win32 binary sneaks its way in; you can get caught up on the development of MacOS X's port, and 1.0.6 is no longer a running gag. That's right...its out there...somewhere! Lucky Mac OS X users....
Request for user assistance
Windows users, your help is doubly requested*. We would like to see more bug reports coming from the Windows crowd, so, if you're feeling more daring, please download and try out the Win32 binaries when they're available. If you want some sweet functionality in AbiWord II: The Wrath of Dom, you will have to participate. You could also consider joining Project Blue Ant.
Silliness of the Week
Warrior in the Army of the Wrath of Dom
Major General Leading the First Wave Against the Pixels
Sorry, couldn't resist the WonderBoy! reference ;o)
Want to stop unjust things from happening in chat? Join! It's #abiword at irc.gimp.org*requested: Danger, a recent incident suggests that this may cause anxiety, anger and/or mood shifts. Windows users not taking MAOI's should have some level of alcohol within their bloodstream.
And remember, I give you an email address so you can talk to me, in case you're not on either mailing list.
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 up-to-date version, any particular version or special release, feel free to visit the new Latest Releases page.
DISCLAIMER: It should be generally noted that anything said before the "In this issue:" line is purely editorial. Actually, everything I say is purely editorial. You kind of get used to it.
Traffic on the developer mailing list has settled at about 200-400 postings per week. This week, interesting topics on the developer list included:
Commit: Glade/HIG WordCount dialog : Last week, some HIGrrrification work was completed with no screen shots for our hungry eyes. Dom, shortly after reading what he may have mistaken as a "whine," corrected my, I mean, our situation. Most previous and current commits now include nice proprietary jpg images for your drooling. May I introduce to you, the HIG you've known for all these years, Sgt. Peppers' Dialogues Club Screen Shots:
Commit: Localized normal.awt files and re: localise normal.awt (bidi options) : Dom's gone a long way to advancing locale specific needs of Abiword. Replace what he called the "hackish" layer of system.profiles, Normal.awt* is expected to fix many of the locale specific. Though shorter, this thread follows a couple of concepts, both of Abiword and of a wishlist for Operating Systems. In the latter thread, there is extensive discussion on how awt works compared to dot and css. Also discussed is an easier to use menu item or dialogue.
commit: Export column widths to HTML. , commit: Images get exported to HTML again. : Martin continues last week's HTML work, including fixed column widths of tables. More interesting is the work done to counter the drawing of table lines, specifically as it counters an anti-aliasing effect. Later, an adjustment was made to ensure that images would scale correctly when the size of the browser window was adjusted.
commit (wv): sprm.c : Sperm.
changes in find and replace win32 and changes to Find/Replace win32 with last requests : D. Elbers has sent in some Win32 patches for the Find and Replace dialogues. Just a reminder to those of you interested in helping us improve Abiword, here's some patch etiquette: Creation should begin with a minimum of cvs diff -u > patch_file.diff or you could opt for Mark's cvs -q -z3 diff -Nauw . > patch_file.diff with both being from the "abi" directory. Second, CVS browsing is designed to make it easy to see the differences, and general information of what was fixed should be stated in the your message, so, you don't need to mark much of your specific changes in the code. Finally, due to issues with some MUA's, please compress the patch file into some archive (gzip, bz2, et c); this will prevent some formatting alterations that would otherwise occur.
With that out of the way, I present Find and Replace.
Mac port status : Hub gives to you a constant reminder that he loves AbiWord and its users more than he resents Apple for their jerk-off-ability. The readers of the CVS Statistices, all 12 of you, may have noticed that Hub continued to make commits even that week. Now, you can watch his Cocoa progress in his site table and read up on it in his Advogato blog.
commit (HEAD) : Tomas adds code to error out any attempt to load binary files. If people want to open a binary file, they can use a text or hex editor, not a word processor. Unlike MSWord, AbiWord's importer is not to be abused in this way; this is a part of MSWord Tomas believes we shouldn't emulate.
Win32 binary : Mikey creates another plugin-less Win32 binary for Windows users. You may fetch it here. Users interested in making the whole thing from source should read Jeremy's reply for creating plugins et c.
commit (wv): pap.c, chp.c : The great debate rages on, "How much of the ongoing changes in .doc are intentional to screw up other word processors and how much of them are the result of mass incompetence?" I'm sure no one will ever really know, especially psychiatrists and particle physists. Perhaps, this is why documentation is lousy and MS wants to switch to XML...they've given up.
AbiWord HIGification patch , [RESENT] AbiWord HIGification patch , [PATCH] Insert break dialog HIGification patch , [PATCH] Format Footnotes dialog HIGification patch , [PATCH] Insert Field dialog HIGification patch , [PATCH] Header/Footer dialog HIGification patch , [PATCH] Slight Format Footnotes fix , [PATCH] Insert Date and Time dialog HIGification patch , [PATCH] Word Count dialog HIGification patch , [PATCH] Insert Mail Merge Field dialog HIGification patch , [PATCH] Insert Table dialog HIGification patch , [PATCH] Format Table dialog HIGification patch , [PATCH] Set Language dialog HIGification patch and [PATCH] ap_UnixDialog* insert dialog fixes : Christian Neumair has put in quite a bit of over time from the left field. I love the industrious type, especially if they have staying power! Mean time, in the course of four days, we've got eleven HIGrrrifications™ added. Wanna see them? Why do I ask? Go Glade!
Current dialogue digs are:
Insert Date Time
drawLine is f*cked? : Marc proves a little bit of logic can be a tedious thing. Cross platform ain't what it used to be, especially when drawing a line. You'll have to stay tuned for future development details! Images referenced in this thread were not included due to distracting variations.
Copy and Paste between MS Word and AbiWord in Linux. : The folks at CrossOver Office have proven their extreme coolness in the eyes of Martin. Martin has tested out MSWord with it and found RTF copy & paste works out perfectly; anticipate seeing this a GUADEC
Release 1.0.6 : Hub strikes me as the kind of guy who takes his running jokes seriously. Until I see binaries (say, mid-week), Latest Releases will remain unchanged. Mind you, you will probably be able to download it from SourceForge soon enough. Users of Frank's Mac OS X binary (which was temporarily placed with 1.0.5), may consider themselves the first official users of 1.0.6.
Traffic on the user mailing list is sporadic at best. Often, a good topic comes up, but users tend to only respond to the original poster rather than the list (as well), which limits what I would add, as the only lone threads I post are announcements of importance or points of great interest. This week, interesting topics on the user list included:
MSYS build : Jack Dodds asks something many of you (and myself, really) wanted to know for a couple of weeks. What is an MSYS build? Why would it interest Windows users? Why isn't it official? The answers are, MSYS is the GNU compiler/build tools running natively on win32; which is to say that it is a Win32 binary; however, it is not included because the official builds (usually from Jeremy) are expected to Just Work™, and that includes the plug-ins. Jack wrote back to me after I explained why I separated it out. He says, "I've installed it. Looks good!"
*Normal.awt: AbiWord Template, similar in function to the .dot files of MS Office. These files are used specifically for altering the way Abiword works with specific files. They do not handle the User Preferences type information, like toolbar layout.
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 2003.05.25 - 2003.05.31|
|Dom Lachowicz||246||Lots of HIG & Dialogue work including preceeding incarnations of Christian Neumair's Work; localized normal.awt templates, fix up widget names (something better than "label1"), table menu work by Mark, find/replace glade/hig/deje work, fix boo-boo, remove dead menu items until they're implemented, fix t602 and xsl-fo plugins, magick plugin compiles and works again, hopefully fix some of the win32 build, fix key presses working--activate signal, remove lots of deprecated junk, i18n find/replace work, make unix whole word/find reverse work, fix bad param/gtk+ call, possibly little bit of mingw/cygwin work, fallback in case style's font is null, Oops I Did It Again, fix broken string and add title to plugin manager dialog, toolbars no longer look like arse on gtk+ (I guess that means it's less cheeky), some cleanup|
|Frank J. Franklin||61||use cell background color like I always wanted to, Aiksaurus Cocoa framework Panel works also (this was cause of much glee), Cocoa framework Panel finished & test disabled, bump Cocoa version to 1.0.0d1, set framework installation path to @executable_path/../Frameworks, new build system--slightly hinky cos of "core" being a directory (hinky is English for hinky), add pkgconfig files, etc., final build system tweaks; ready for release 1.0.0 :-) (you rock)|
small fixes to the format table dialog, hide line thinkness until it is actually implemented in the dialog,
remove flickering of the FormatTable Dialog, welcome more code cleanup, add border to language treeview,
do not print dotted lines when the table borders are turned off, CVS Lesson 1: always commit all files you've changed
(type commit from higher up...silly dutch), Ruler drawing fixes, small allignment fix from Christian Neumair,
copyright information, fix the the gtk line drawing routing to match win32 & macosx, fix a lot of ruler pixel madness as well,
small ruler drawing fix
HIG: glade cleanup, Styles dialogue, Christian Neumair[HIGifyproof the Insert Break dialog, HIGyproof the Format Footnotes dialog, Header Footer]
|Andrew Dunbar||29||removed remaining document locale references, updated Yiddish strings from Raphael Finkeu, file declared itself as UTF-8 but was really Latin1 & file declared "al-AL" but Albanian is "sq-AL" (albanian strings)|
|Tomas Frydrych||27||fix in fp_FieldPageReferenceRun::calculateValue(), fixed one case of apap used where achp should have been (copy/paste error), fixed incorrect assert triggerd by document, small fix to ::appendSpan(), quit if trying to load a binary file, fixed out-of-bounds write, change comma into &&, fix in header code, tweaked incremental loader code, commented out an assert in ::_reformatColumns(), fix first-chance exception in Gr_Win32Font::~Gr_Win32Font(), added error type UT_IE_IMPSTYLESUNSUPPORTED, added ::importStyles() method (pd_Document .cpp/.h), three new methods for style-only import, added importStyles() method (ap_EditMethods.cpp)|
|Hubert Figuiere||23||now handle checked and disabled menu items in Cocoa, patch by D. Elbers--changes in the Find/Replace dialog in Win32, embedded builds style by default for project builder, better english (corrections by Augie Fackler) in project builder README, patch by Gery DELOGE [better 3D effect for icons in toolbars, correctly destroy window and threads for tooltip, better even handling for tooltips, added warning during compilation]|
|Mark Gilbert||21||fix crash in page setup dialog, Christian Neumair HIG patches, fix build for new find stuff, new specs & build system tweaks, returning aiksaurus/configure.ac, other aik fixes, documentation.for the Open Text Summarizer|
|Rui Miguel Silva Seabra||15||Aiksaurus: prepare rpm spec, not really needed (CHANGES), fix spec, more things for .cvsignore files, nietzche e o meu cao, Did anyone ever tell you the joke about Nietzche, God and Death. Good stuff, there.|
export fixed column widths in tables to HTML & fix export of images to HTML,
fix some insert row and column bugs, make sdw and t602 compile, fix Insert Columns (now seems to work perfectly),
more Insert Columns fixes--handles insertions around merged cells better
Bugs: 5150 and 5152
update WordPerfect plugin to reflect recent changes in libwpd
(removal of glib types: gfloat, gint, and gboolean in favour of float, int, and bool), account for minor changes in libwpd API,
fix mneumonics bug, temporary fix getGUIFont to actually return the GTK+ standard font
|David Chart||5||documentation updated to 2.0 interface, 1.9.2 changelog current to 25/5/03 (hehe, he dates backwards)|
|Michael D. Pritchett||2||clean up some build warnings|
|Jordi Mas*||1||check for unicows.dll in win9x|
*Michael Pritchett: system-related work is Win32 unless stated otherwise.
*Jordi Mas: system-related work is Win32 unless stated otherwise.
Dom, with the help of all those of you who donated to help keep AbiWord great, re-established the Weekly Prize Patch. Established at $45 pre-charges (read: the financial companies cut), the prize is awarded by the decision of Martin and Dom, both of whom must agree on the winner. Though neither Dom nor Martin may vote for themselves, they posses to "trumps" that allow them to vote for the other, therefore nullifying that other's vote. Most importantly, winning is entirely dependent on how lagered-up Martin and Dom are at the time in question.
No one received the Patch Prize between the twenty-fifth and thirty-first of May.
This section is to be changed to integrate with the rest of the AbiSource POW pages. New version to be ready with 2.0...or next week, depending on how much work-work I get done. Scroll, scroll, scroll...
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 pow5 (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). Oh, and in case you didn't notice, they're a great way to get money from Dom, really!
Description: This bug contains a compilation of numerous spelling-related bugs. Interested parties can do simple work, like Q&A to see what's still there, to more complex work, like dialogue fixin' and locale conversion If you have a current Abi and some time, you, too, can help
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Recommended Outline: Whatever's easiest for you
Comments: All in all, there's something for everyone in there.
System: Any and every OS.
AbiVersion: Current (1.0.4, I would guess, dev and cvs releases may occur as well)
Challenge level: Variable
Current Heroes: You must be magical to know how to fix this
Name: Project Blue Ant.
Description: Perform component-specific tests, document procedural changes and open bugs as necessary.
Advertisement: Play the game and get a hero credit; more recognition than QA!
Recommended Outline: Email firstname.lastname@example.org and include available system types, AbiVersions and previous testing experience. Receive testing instructions which will take one to two hours to complete.
Comments: No experience required. A good way to be introduced to AbiWord contribution efforts.
System: Any and every OS.
AbiVersion: 1.0.4 only (for now at least)
Challenge level: *.... 1 star out of 5
Current Heroes: "Some of the most active were Mikey Cooper, Tom Purl and Eric Blom."
Name: Style and/or Diction Plugin(s) (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
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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!
Challenge level: ****. 4 stars out of 5
The MoFos who had the Huevos for this POW:
(crash on print)
(text work around)
Name: More Windows Maintainers
Description: Jordi and Jeremy 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...
Challenge level: ****. 4 stars out of 5
Current Heros: Jordi Mas, Jeremy Davis
For information about how to view the chart, please read 142's Special Interest.
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|
|376||80||2.0||File associate problems for all file types with Win32Slu......|
|3550||60||---||Mouse wheel still bugged in documents >59 pages|
|428||49||2.0||Hitting return at the beginning of a paragraph changes fo......|
|3778||40||---||Hanging indent setting ignores units|
|2362||30||1.0.x||AbiWord only prints across half of page|
|3970||30||---||changing layouts can lead to showing other location than ......|
|4049||30||---||Crash on open file from floppy or network drive.|
|4722||30||---||When using -p or --print the output isn't usable|
|4745||30||Future||Change colour of foreground text for screen only|
|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......|
|1394||17||2.0||on-screen landscape actually prints portrait in Win95|
|2924||15||---||printing abw documents defaults to black pages|
|3216||15||1.0.x||[Tabstops Cannot be Set in Second (or Third) Column|
|3801||15||---||Incremental loader seems to struggle with large files|
|1865||13||---||Header/footer not loaded properly from .doc|
|2962||13||2.0||Printer problems with Lexmark printers on Windows|
|1613||11||1.0.x||undo does not know about replacing|
|1333||10||Future||Inserting a word is O(n) in the number of words in the do......|
|Top 20 Requests For Enhancement|
|2183||355||Future||Fully Support OpenOffice's XML file format|
|3668||111||---||Support for window tabs instead of separate windows|
|1950||109||Future||Wish for automatic Table of Contents|
|1374||106||Future||[RFE] print odd and/or even pages only (for front & back ...|
|2490||96||2.0||Finish Cocoa Frontend|
|2565||72||Future||Add true MS Word .doc export capability|
|2321||70||---||[RFE] Maths/Equation Editing, as a plugin maybe?|
|1144||67||Future||Improve KWord import/export filters|
|4057||60||---||Thesaurus Shift+F7 keybindings shortcuts consistency|
|515||41||Future||columns change should only affect selected text|
|2365||39||---||AbiWord needs 'view codes'|
|2366||39||Future||implement floating frame|
|1929||37||Future||Hyphenation is missing in Abiword|
|1851||31||Future||[rfe] Ability to create an ALL CAPS style, and Small Caps......|
|2186||30||Future||The insert page break setting is lost for custom styles|
|2219||27||Future||AUTONUM wanted in [ Insert/Field/Number ] menu|
|2164||25||Future||Ability to set default print command anywhere|
|2296||25||Future||doc import: footnotes|
4947 [Cannot change paper size] has been taken out of the running in Problems, leaving room for 1333 [Inserting a word is O(n) in the number of words in the do], which probably pleases those of you geeky enough to leave such a description...weirdos. A different day in Enhancements, with 1851 [[rfe] Ability to create an ALL CAPS style, and Small Caps] coming out of nowhere, ultimately pushin 2663 [Normal View mode] off the list.
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!?"
W00T! If you harrass the French enough, they'll comply just to shut you up! Ostracism, unlike Democracy, works! When I get wind of 1.0.7's metabug, the table will be updated.
|HackDown to 1.0.5 no more!|
|2223||cannot open psiWord files (re-opened)|
||crash on zoom|
|3239||[META] Windows printing bugs|
||Crashes repeatably while attempting to edit header|
|3488||Weird crash when editing|
|3561||Crash on embedded AbiWord in Evolution|
|3625||Multi Substitution waste memory|
|3632||editing the numbering style of a roman numeral list hangs/crashes|
||Page setup has a problem with margins in millimeters|
|3678||[STABLE]Crash when editing this Word document|
|3697||[crash] blank AbiWord document viewed as text (View Source)|
||AbiWord crashes during import of this MS Word document|
|3858||export wrong content when choosing export to "Simplified Chinese GB_2312-80" encoded text|
|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|
|4283||// comments expose lots of bugs|
|4304||crash when changing font of certain text (e.g. page numbers)|
|4363||[STABLE] Abi crashes after document open/close if text selected|
||Format > Tabs dialog box completely broken|
|4531||Page breaks ignored in RTF|
|4559||section break handling is broken|
|4647||Abiword 1.0.4 crashes with zh_CN Chinese font locale|
||Abiword.exe Entry Point Not Found|
||AbiWord 1.0.4 does not compile with gcc-3.2.2 and perl-5.8.0|
*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.
*Normal bug numbers and normal text have not yet been approached.
On our way to two-point-oh, affectionately referred to as, AbiWord II: The Wrath of Dom.
|HackDown to AbiWord II: The Wrath of Dom|
|Bug ID||Open of Total||Description|
|2145||4 of 5||FCC 508 accessibility regulation compliance|
|2921||2 of 2||abi can leak memory [tracker bug]|
|3064||6 of 7||[TRACKER] AbiWord Performance|
|3239||21 of 39||[META] Windows printing bugs|
|4142||3 of 12||make AbiWord comply with GNOME HIG|
|4425||0 of 0||squash all warnings|
|4465||17 of 37||[META] Spelling bugs|
|4466||10 of 22||[META] "Motion" Bugs|
|4467||8 of 11||[META] Find/Replace bugs and enhancements|
|4488||1 of 13||[META] Help System Bugs|
|4627||11 of 16||[META] Copy/Paste bugs|
|5007||0 of 0||bidi in tables|
|5023||0 of 0||format footnote dialogue needs 'do not restart' option|
|5080||0 of 0||Abiword doesn't print arabic texts with vovels properly.|
|5119||0 of 0||setting meta-data does not dirty the document|
Help wanted for 3239! Any wonderful Win32 developers who can help!? In fact, it's grown another bug! By contrast, one got knocked off of 4465 ^_^
See Announce: 2.0 release plan for more details on the intended route towards Abiword II: The Wrath of Dom.
Open Source, Open Books.Last Updated: April 10, 2003
Approximately once a month, don't hedge bets, I'll get this updated by asking (read: whining at) dom. In the meantime, whenever you want to see how much is in and where it gets diverted, just peek down here.
Word of caution, numbers lightly fudged due to (hopefully) temporarily incomplete data. Like a consultant's suggested price, you'll find hidden meaning in the data if you stare long and hard. Surgeon's General's Warning: Staring long and hard may have psychotropic affects; keep out of reach of people who like that sort of thing.
I cannot promise the time of de-fudging, nor can I promise there will be de-fudging any time soon. However, I feel confident that there will be some de-fudging going on.
Current Balance: $1604.34
Interest earned: $8.64
$400 to pay for Martin's Boston Gnome Summit Trip
$400 to buy Andrew Dunbar a new computer
$ 60 to misc./entertainment expenses at GNOME summit, GUAD3C, other, paid out of dom's pocket
$225 Patch Prize (those already successfully awarded)
- $ 45 Will Lachance
- $ 45 Marc Maurer
- $ 45 Ruud Vring
- $ 45 Patrick Lam
- $ 45 Dom Lachowicz
Unique contributors: 58*
check : 3
cash : 1
*58: plusse 3 repeat offenders whom we love dearly
Less paypal and other banking fees: $115.00
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