Re: Reflecting on LUDEX

Date: Thu Apr 22 2004 - 20:17:23 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
    > reasons:
    > 1/ clear bugzilla. We have simply too much bugs open

    I remain committed to fixing as many bugs as possible before GUADEC. I do
    not intend to slack off.


    > 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.
    > Hub

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