AbiWord v2.8.3 Changelog


  • Bug 12670: abiword uses libxml2 API badly, leads to crashes (Michal Schmidt, Red Hat).



  • Bug 12658: Meta data is escaped twice in the AbiWord exporter. (sum1)


  • Bug 12608: Crash during OpenDocument import. (sum1)
  • Make OpenOffice.org 3.2.0-rc4 happy and not claim we write out invalid documents. This is clearly a bug in OOo. Consider this part of your AbiWord Customer Service plan. (johanbr)
  • Bug 9913: Abiword won't open password protected ODT files. (Marc Maurer)
  • Bug 11858: Tab stops not imported. (Marc Maurer)
  • Bug 11942: Tabstops (and tab leaders) not exported. (Marc Maurer)
  • Add application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text-web as a supported mimetype in the ODF importer. Also add application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text-{template,web} to abiword.desktop. (Marc Maurer)
  • Bug 12667: default-tab-interval not exported. (Marc Maurer)
  • Bug 12153: Add AbiWord's version and platform in the meta:generator field. (Marc Maurer)

Office Open XML

  • Bug 12624: Smart quotes are discarded during docx export. (sum1)


GNOME Office

  • Fix a GValue initialization. (Jean Bréfort)



  • Bug 12617: Include files needed for Mac OS X build in source tarball (Obin Hickory).


  • Maintain and release 2.8.3 (Marc Maurer)
  • Disable debug messages in the OOXML validation code until it is completed. (sum1)
  • Fix a warning. (sum1)