AbiWord Weekly News (4/5/2000)Abi the Ant in the Eighth Dimension . . .
1. Development News
Since the last time this periodical was issued, the AbiWord Bonsai tree gained a total of 15 new patches. Although only one new entry has been made to CREDITS, he turned out a large quantity of patches. Congratulations to John.
The biggest patch this week was from Jamie Montgomerie, who got in his patch to knock off the first step in the Word exporter. This sparked lots of discussion on the best way to continue this development, and led to a few patches by Justin to fix a few problems in the importer.
The other big development this week was that John Tunison, a new developer this week, added GNOME versions of all the missing dialogs. This included Font, Paragraph, Options and About, and improvements to Word Count.
Additionally, Alexey Sinutin added everyone's favorite feature, overwrite. Alexey also added a patch to keep the splash screen off the taskbar. Smaller changes included Martin Sevior's fixes for bug 776, and for correct cursor motion. Paul also added "sticky" setting for view mode options. Finally, the build on IRIX was fixed, courtesy of that most wonderful of bug reports, those with attached patches.
As for L10N, Henrik updated the Swedish translation, and Marco Innocenti update the Italian version.
2. On The List
This was another busy week for AbiWord development, with 134 messages on the abiword-dev list. The major topics of discussion were:
4. Other News
This week's cool patch award goes to John Tunison, for his two patches to bring the GNOME port up to speed. And in his first week, too.
This week's cool post award goes to Jeff, for as good an explanation of the piece table as you could want.
5. March Wrap-up
Though we didn't have the same publicity as last month, March was still exciting for AbiWord development.
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