AbiWord Weekly News #43, (2001, week 19, released 2001.05.27)
Welcome to issue 43 of the AbiWord Weekly News.
Please note that this issue is describing action that happened a few weeks back. I've been sick and have decided to do AbiWord Weekly News for the weeks I was away - so it'll probably take some weeks for me to get back in sync.
This week was pretty slow, both development wise and as for traffic on the developer mailing list. Fortunately there's been a lot of traffic on the new documentation mailing list to make up for this.
In this issue:
Editor(s) of this issue: Jesper Skov
Patch of the week is shared between Dom for the plugin manager and Joaquin (cuenca) for his dynamic menus.
POW (Project Of the Week) and the new uPOW (User Project Of the Week) is an attempt at attracting new developers and entice help from users by lowering the bar of entry to doing something constructive for AbiWord. A POW will describe a goal and often outline how to get there.
Presently we have a few unclaimed POWs. Please see the POW status page for more details.
Here's the AbiWord bug update for the last week. If you can spare some time, please help us triage the bugs - you don't need to be able to program to do this.
These are the bug counts for the past 4 weeks:
Date: Submitted: QA: Open: ---------------------------------------------------- 2001.04.20 11 ( -35%) 57 ( -62%) 232 ( -3%) 2001.04.27 23 (+109%) 58 ( +1%) 228 ( -1%) 2001.05.04 28 ( +21%) 49 ( -15%) 293 ( +28%) 2001.05.11 48 ( +71%) 51 ( +4%) 295 ( +0%)
As a user of AbiWord, you are able to vote on bugs you'd like to see closed. The process is quite simple:
You have 30 voting points you can cast in whatever proportions you'd like on anything between 1 and 30 bugs. But note that developers will likely prioritize a bug with 30 single votes than a bug with a single 30-unit vote. So vote with lower unit counts (5 or so) to make your voice heard!
From the sorted list of votes, we found the current Top 10 Bugs to be:
We have just started nominating bugs for the next two big releases. You (as a user or developer) can have your say on which bugs to nominate by casting your vote on bugs as described above. The current milestone distribution is as follows:
In the past week, the following 2 bugs have been closed (i.e., closed and verified fixed):1232 and 1259
Traffic on the developer mailing list has been slow this week. Presumably hinting at the fact that many of the developers are students and are busy preparing for exams. Hopefully traffic, and development, will pick up again in the summer break. This week, interesting topics included:
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