Subject: Re: On the Road to version 1.0
From: Bryce Nesbitt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Dec 19 2001 - 10:14:35 CST
Here are some specific ideas for fixing the issues raised. None are too hard:
> * .svg import (which does nothing but mess up documents for me)
Disable .svg for 1.0
> * Smart quotes on Linux (the checkbox has no useful effect)
Remove smart quotes checkbox from Linux build (don't show a broken control to the user).
Hard map imported Windows characters
to Linux alternatives (thus loading and saving a document with Linux changes the smart
quotes back to normal quotes). See http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev/reference/WinCP.asp
> * Styles (which are still a bit unpredictable)
Fix previously reported "upredicable" bug.
> * Bookmarks (which are, as far as I can tell, are invisible after insertion)
Change menu "show paragrahps" to read "show markers". "show paragraphs" does not
communicate that it will also show bookmarks.
Fix rendering issues on Linux.
> * Execute script (which just says ATTN: for me)
"ATTN:" did not communicate to me "Scripting engine not installed". How about
ghosting the icon if no scripting engine is installed?
> Is image insertion really ready? The lack of .gif and .eps import are hard to take.
> The inability to resize an image, or flow text around it, is a real downside.
Finish resize image code.
Allow images to be anchored to the PAGE. You can make your own image flow using the margin controls.
Add .eps import.
> * Autotext
Ok, I just think Abi could do without this feature. Personal preference.
> I think a review of the existing feature set for solidity and completeness would
> be in order. No new functionality here, but ask if each subfeature works well
> enough to call it 1.0. If not, fix it or disable it for 1.0. AbiWord has been popular
> with less features. IMHO a half baked feature does not belong in 1.0.
* Ghost the spellchecker menu if there is no dictionary loaded.
DON'T just say that all words are spelled correctly!
* Don't allow AbiWord fonts to mess up the system fontpath.
* Have an EARLIER deadline for fixing all crashing bugs.
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