AbiWord Weekly News (8/17/2000)This issue covers the past two weeks.
Over the last two weeks, we saw a push to get version 0.7.11, but which did not make it to completion. However, notable progress was made in other areas. We saw 56 patches go into the tree in the last two weeks, by 15 different developers. Congratulations to David, who joins the ever-growing credits list.
The most significant work of the last two weeks has been on the list code, which continues to undergo major improvements. For example, led by Thomas and Martin, a significant overhaul of the numbering architechture is underway, to make it much more flexible. Additionally, the UI of the lists dialog was further hashed-out on the list, and then promptly implemented in code.
Another significant improvement over the past weeks was the completion of the Zoom dialog by Bruce, who added the missing zoom-page-width and zoom-whole-page functions. For this work on completing features for 1.0, Bruce won last week's Patch Prize from Sourcegear.
Another significant feature added was the PalmDoc format exporter, added by new contributor David Nay. Now you never have to be without your key AbiWord documents, even when you're without your computer.
BeOS development also made significant progress, as Christopher used his new commit access to add a number of improvements, including improved About, Break and Find dialogs, crash handling and localization work.
Finally, Karl and Harald continuted translation work, Sam fixed a number of pesky build problems, and the Columns dialog was ported to Unix, GNOME and QNX.
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