Re: Reflecting on LUDEX

From: Hubert Figuiere (
Date: Thu Apr 22 2004 - 17:00:59 EDT

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    On Thu, 2004-04-22 at 08:52, Tomas Frydrych wrote:

    > There are two things that matter most to our userbase (1) stability,
    > and (2) compatibility with Word. Stability in particular is a big
    > issue. While there were number of people who came to see us and say
    > 'great software, use it and love it', there was a significant number
    > of people who came and said 'I have tried AbiWord a while back and it
    > kept crashing on me, so I gave up'. To my mind it is absolutely
    > critical that when we release 2.2, it simply does not crash. I am not
    > convinced that we can achieve that by GUADEC, although I believe we
    > should have a solid beta by then; in any case, I would argue strongly
    > that we should not release until all serious bugs in our bugzilla
    > have been cleared out. I also think that we have to clean up all
    > unhandled asserts from our code before we release it.

    I'm also for pushing 2.2 release away in the time scale. Two main
    1/ clear bugzilla. We have simply too much bugs open
    2/ MacOS X release. I'll need some more time to polish it. And I may
    have problem developping on MacOS X in a foreseable future.
    Fall sounds more reasonnable. Of course, we'll release often.

    There other thing I'd like to add is that people use OpenOffice because
    they an office suite where component can interroperate. Gnome-Office 1.0
    is not at this stage. So I'd love to push the following:
    Let's make 2.4 (or whatever its name is) the interoperability release. I
    propose the following feature set:
            -SVG support
            -object embedding (XP way, require SVG)
    This way we should be able to import objects out of other Gnome-Office
    apps and be more integrated. These two major features are quite complex
    but must definitely be implemented.


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