AbiWord Weekly News (6/08/2000)
The road goes ever on and on . . . (JRR Tolkien)
This week saw significant progress in several areas, with a total of 37 new patches going into the tree, from 11 different developers. Congratulations to our two new developers, Mike and Michael.
Two very large patches went into the tree this week. Joaquin improved the Goto dialog , making it modeless. Martin also improved opon it. This is the end of the POW from October 3 of last year (the oldest currently outstanding).
The other large commit was the change by Jamie Montgomerie to use libOLE2 in the Word importer. This should open the way to an extremely useful Word exporter as well. Unfortunately, this change broke both the BeOS and FreeBSD builds - fixes are actively being worked on.
Among other changes, the most significant was Jesper's new implementation of findPointCoords, which fixed a number of tricky bugs and wins patch prize of the week. Enjoy the $299. Michael Pritchett also fixed up the build system on the Cygwin platform, in several patches. Aaron fixed a number of problem in the ruler code, although more keep springing up. Mike Meyer, a new contributor, fixed problems in the font code. Additionally, Dixie made a number of improvements to the English help. Finally, a large number of other bugs were fixed by many contributors.
On the L10N front, Martin Hansen, a returning contributor, added some Danish updates, and firstname.lastname@example.org fixed a few problems in the Swedish translation.
On The List
This week was one of the busiest the list has yet seen with a total of 248 messages posted. Significant topics included
This week's cool post award goes to Paul, for his "modest proposal" for fixing several run problems, and enabling the last bit of Show Paragraphs.
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