Re: Fwd: Re: Release Schedule

Subject: Re: Fwd: Re: Release Schedule
From: Thomas Fletcher (
Date: Sun Jun 03 2001 - 10:26:44 CDT

On Sat, 2 Jun 2001, Dom Lachowicz wrote:
> FWD from Martin
> On Wed, 30 May 2001,
> Dom Lachowicz wrote:
> > Hello everyone,
> >
> > I'd like to propose that we release a new build soon (as in "in about 2-3
> > weeks"
> > soon)
> I propose that this release be called "0.90" furthermore I suggest we have
> a one week bug hunting exercise after a new features freeze, where we do
> nothing but look for and fix stupid bugs.
> This "new features freeze" should occur when:
> 1. The styles dialog fully works on Windows and Unix.
> 2. The Lists dialog fully works on Widnows and Unix.
> 3. The Language dialog fully works on Windows on Unix.
> 4. The Template dialog fully works on Windows and Unix
> 4.a I think the Template dialog should show a preview of the document.
> 5. The clip-art dialog fully works on Windows and Unix.
> 6. The ispell build works on Windows and Unix and we have a collection of
> Language hashtables that work with our ispell.
> 7. Multi-lingual spell checking should "Just Work" on Windows and Unix.
> Of course I expect that Thomas Fletcher will have a working QNX build with
> many of these features but I think we should allow him the extra week the
> rest of us spend on bug fixing to get the QNX build in order.

Thomas Fletcher issues a hearty challenge indicating the QNX build will
be in full working order before the Windows build =;-)

> > There have been quite a few advancements since 0.7.14 was released, but we're
> > still hitting quite a few bugs. In no particular order, we need to look at/fix
> > and stress test at least the following areas:
> >
> > Outstanding issues/bugs/thinkos/new additions:
> > *free/delete (delete[]) mismatches, delete vs. delete[] mismatches, etc...
> > *memory leaks/allocations (esp. regarding the new hashtable)
> > *the new hashtable
> > *templates & clipart
> > *AbiObject


I'd like there to be a bit more thought as we go to 1.0 on some
of the performance issues. I'm not saying that we should solve
any/all of them, but it should be in the back of every developers
mind as we fix and improve AbiWord. For some things we will have
to wait for post 1.0 obviously.

> Joaquin will send me a patch with his modal dialog later this week. If it
> looks good I propse to make this the "Bullets and Numbering" dialog and
> change the current lists modeless dialog to "Lists Tool" and place it
> under the "Tools" menu items.

If I may suggest something different ... I'd like to follow Word's
lead on on this one, not to mention the original design/intention
of the current list dialog. The current list dialog is a reflection
of the "Advanced List Dialog" which is spawned from the "Simple
List Dialog" (for lack of a better term). When Jaoquin's dialog
is ready, it should simply take the place of the existing list
dialog and there should be an "Advanced" button which will trigger
the more complex dialog.


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