AbiWord Weekly News (5/10/2000)
Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work we go . . .
It was a busy time for development this week, with a total of 31 new patches going into the tree. We also gained two new contributors. Congratulations to Hubert and Matt.
The most significant patches this week came for Thomas, who added Insert Symbol on QNX, allowed QNX package format distribution, cleaned up the About, Zoom, Options and Paragraphs dialogs, as well as numerous other improvements for our QNX port. With all of the work that Thomas has put into making AbiWord the most cross-platform word processor around, it should come as no surprise that he has won the Patch Prize for this week. Congratulations and $299.99 for Thomas.
You wouldn't think that Mike Nordell was a new contributor this week for all the work he has done, but he really is. He took advantage of his new commit access to add 21(!) patches this week, ranging from focus problems to memory management errors to printing problems.
On The List
List traffic picked up a good bit this week, with 174 messages on the abiword-dev list. Lots of diverse topics were reviewed, including
This week's cool post award goes to Mike Nordell, for his comments on the often-overlooked topic of coding standards.
Also this week, Sam TH put up an archive of pending patches. If you want the bloodiest edge, check them out.
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