From: Martin Sevior (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Mar 19 2003 - 09:20:24 EST
AbiWord 2.0 - The next step.
Dr. Martin Sevior
School of Physics
University Of Melbourne
I'm 44 years old which definately puts me in the Older People of
Gnome club. I'm Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne. My
field of research is Experimental Particle Physics. I started programming
at age 18 on Z80 microprocessors, wrote my thesis in my own visual editor
(to learn C) and starting hacking on AbiWord in 1999 to read all those MS
Word docs Secretaries at my Uni were sending me. We have use Linux and
Gnome extensively in Department and I actually use the program I hack on
every day of my working life.
It was with great joy that I learned my old college in Melbourne (Trinity
College!) was using AbiWord to teach Word Processing skills. I was
definately the first person at Trinity to have their own Personal
I would appreciate help with travel. Particularly the cost of travelling
from within Europe to GUADEC and the cost of local accomodation.
The AbiWord team has spent the last year refactoring the code-base and
making long term investments in the core of the application. At the same
time we have added the most requested new Features. Tables, Footnotes,
Endnotes, Anti-aliased Text, automatic font detection, Mail Merge and
Revision Marks. The AbiWord team will continue to provide the Gnome
desktop with a fully integrated, fast, feature-rich and exceptionally easy
to use word processor - a core application of any modern desktop. The
AbiWord bonobo control enables any Gnome application that needs to have
document capability with an easy to use, embeddable word processor.
The presentation will demonstrate the features of AbiWord as a stand-alone
program, as a command-line driven application and how to embed it in
any GNOME application.
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