AbiWord-2.3.6 Released!

From: <msevior_at_physics.unimelb.edu.au>
Date: Mon Sep 12 2005 - 13:32:33 CEST

AbiWord v2.3.6 "Math is hard!" Released

The AbiWord team is happy to announce AbiWord v2.3.6 for your
stress-testing pleasure. This release is virtually identical to what will
become AbiWord 2.4, but still contains some bugs that we'd like to see
squashed over the next few days.

Since the previous release, equation support has become available to Mac
OSX >= 10.3 and Windows NT based systems as well. At the moment of writing
these release notes support for Windows 9x/ME systems has been included,
but this was not ready in time to go in v2.3.6.

Note: While standard symbol fonts can be used to render equations, the
best results are achieved when the Computer Modern fonts are installed.
Also note that equation input and rendering are still considered to be
experimental. We welcome your feedback on this new feature.

AbiWord v2.3.x is parallel installable with AbiWord v2.2 so users can try
it out without disturbing their stable AbiWord 2.2 version. Binaries for
the various supported platforms will be provided as soon as possble. For
Linux based systems we have again created an easy to use installer
("Autopackage") that should work on virtually every x86 linux
distribution. The only requirement is that basic GNOME libraries are
installed. This makes it possible for people who are interested in testing
this release to instantly install it on their computer, there's no need to
compile stuff or wait until it's shipped by the distribution.

The installer includes the following extra functionality ("plugins"):

    * Grammar checking (only English supported at the moment)
    * Support for entering formulas and equations
    * Wordperfect file import
    * OpenDocument file import (the OpenOffice.org 2 format)
    * Gnumeric charts support (experimental, only works with recent GNOME)

The installer is available from the download page. For more information
about Autopackage please visit http://www.autopackage.org.

We are very much interested in any bug you may find. Please report these
to http://bugzilla.abisource.com/.

While we encourage people to try out this new snapshot, please be aware
that is a development snapshot and is not expected to be stable in any
sort of way.

Availability: http://www.abisource.com/download/development.phtml.

More information: http://www.abisource.com/.


   The AbiWord Development Team
Received on Mon Sep 12 13:33:38 2005

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