AbiWord Weekly News (8/31/2000)
This issue covers the previous two weeks.
These last two weeks saw 28 patches go into the tree, from 17 different developers. In that time period, we gained one new developer. Congratulations to Peter.
The biggest improvement in the last two weeks has been the addition of the tabs dialog, originally by Stephen Hack, with later work by Aaron and Martin. Currently, there are both GNOME, Win32 and Unix front ends, with a QNX version in development.
Another major XP feature was smart quotes, which are now displayed properly, after long discussion and infrastructure work. Of course, this patch is from Bill Carpenter.
Other patches these two weeks included Word export improvements from Dom, list improvements from Martin, improved font handling from both Pierre Abbat and Peter Haight, and help improvements from Christopher Caron and Ash. BeOS also saw lots of improvement, with the addition of the status bar and context menus.
On the i18n front, the translations for Portuguese, Norwegian, Danish and Catalan were updated.
On The List
These two weeks saw 197 messages posted to abiword-dev. Significant topics of discussion included:
SourceGear is no longer offering its Patch Prize, so your fearless editor will resume selecting the cool patch of the week.
This week's cool post is from Caolan, for demonstrating just how right ESR can be. This week's cool patch is from Bill Carpernter, for finally getting Smart Quotes implemented, and right.
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