Date: Thu Apr 22 2004 - 20:17:23 EDT
> On Thu, 2004-04-22 at 08:52, Tomas Frydrych wrote:
>> There are two things that matter most to our userbase (1) stability,
>> and (2) compatibility with Word. Stability in particular is a big
>> issue. While there were number of people who came to see us and say
>> 'great software, use it and love it', there was a significant number
>> of people who came and said 'I have tried AbiWord a while back and it
>> kept crashing on me, so I gave up'. To my mind it is absolutely
>> critical that when we release 2.2, it simply does not crash. I am not
>> convinced that we can achieve that by GUADEC, although I believe we
>> should have a solid beta by then; in any case, I would argue strongly
>> that we should not release until all serious bugs in our bugzilla
>> have been cleared out. I also think that we have to clean up all
>> unhandled asserts from our code before we release it.
> I'm also for pushing 2.2 release away in the time scale. Two main
> 1/ clear bugzilla. We have simply too much bugs open
I remain committed to fixing as many bugs as possible before GUADEC. I do
not intend to slack off.
> 2/ MacOS X release. I'll need some more time to polish it. And I may
> have problem developping on MacOS X in a foreseable future.
> Fall sounds more reasonnable. Of course, we'll release often.
> There other thing I'd like to add is that people use OpenOffice because
> they an office suite where component can interroperate. Gnome-Office 1.0
> is not at this stage. So I'd love to push the following:
> Let's make 2.4 (or whatever its name is) the interoperability release. I
> propose the following feature set:
> -SVG support
> -object embedding (XP way, require SVG)
> This way we should be able to import objects out of other Gnome-Office
> apps and be more integrated. These two major features are quite complex
> but must definitely be implemented.
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