Re: WV and WV2

From: Ryan Pavlik <>
Date: Sat Apr 12 2008 - 01:14:31 CEST

Ryan Pavlik wrote:
> Hey folks! In my ongoing quest to get AbiWord 2.6 properly delivered
> to Ubuntonians world wide, I needed to file a request to get libwv
> (1.2) promoted to a "main" supported status. This brought up the fact
> that the (old, unmaintained) wv2 is already in main, leading to an
> apparent duplication of features.
> However, only kword uses wv2 - does anyone have information we might
> be able to provide to them to help them migrate to a maintained
> library and make life easier for me (in talking with ubuntu) and
> ubuntu (in justifying having two libs named wv in main)?
> For that matter, if someone would like to make a statement supporting
> why libwv-1.2 deserves to be included in main, that would be great. I
> thought that this one would be easy, since we used to just pitch it in
> the source tarball and not doing so is nicer to distributions, but it
> seems almost harder so far.
> Ryan
BTW, for what it's worth, here's what's already been said:

AbiWord 2.6 update bug (seems to be good, just waiting for the libwv
mir, look at the bottom for my discussion of the libwv issue)

libwv MIR bug

libwv MIR itself (the R stands for Report)

Info on the MIR process:

Ryan Pavlik
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