Re: A suggestion for the release notes?

Subject: Re: A suggestion for the release notes?
From: Hubert Figuiere (
Date: Thu Nov 30 2000 - 07:52:08 CST

According to Thomas Fletcher <>:
> On Thu, 30 Nov 2000, Martin Sevior wrote:
> > Hi Bob and Sam,
> > Bob are you still on the write up the release notes for
> > 0.7.12? If Sam and the list agrees I have suggestion. Now that our MSWord
> > import is so good, should we ask users to submit *.doc files that Word
> > loads and that crash abi?
> I think that you will be flooded with Word Documents that don't
> necessarily crash AbiWord, but instead don't display properly.
> When you ask for documents that don't work properly, people will
> start sending tables, imported images, embedded object docs not
> to mention the fact that I've been receiving a lot of *.doc documents
> that were actually RTF documents (I think that we have discussed
> this before rtf's masquerading as docs .. all the more reason not
> to trust the extension!).

As of not trusting extension, we definitely need a way to check if an
import/export filter works with the given file using the content, because
MacOS does NOT use the extensions.


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