AbiWord Weekly News (4/19/2000)
Another Week in AbiWord Development . . .
While the AbiWord tree only saw 11 new patches this week, several significant advances were made. However, there were no new contributors this week, although several new people did propose patches.
Without question, the most significant patch this week was the Insert Symbol dialog, from Martin Sevior. Unfortunately, this patch was allowed to languish for too long before going into the tree, but it is truly an achievement. This dialog allows everyone to take advantage of the Unicode features of our XML file format. Just a few days after it went into the tree, Bruce finished the Win32 port of the dialog, allowing us to keep platform parity for the upcoming release of 0.7.9.
The other significant patch this week fixed the infamous libpng bug. This bug was tracked down by Sam, and fixed by Justin. The lesson: Libraries provide interfaces for a reason, and you ignore them at your peril.
Other patches this week include several dialog improvements for QNX from Thomas, who also added the options dialog for the platform he supports singlehandedly. He also added a new utility function, and fixed a few build problems.
On The List
This week, traffic picked up slightly on the list, with 96 messages posted to abiword-dev. Significant topics included:
Currently, Bugzilla lists 196 bugs outstanding, with 15 of those still in SUBMIT state. Last week, we closed 9 bugs, and 9 new bugs were opened. What a coincidence. Keep those quality bug reports coming in.
This week's cool patch award goes to Martin Sevior, for a very impressive Insert Symbol dialog.
This week's cool post was from Jeff (the second in three weeks), who gave an excellent explanation of the AbiWord XP development philosophy.
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