Re: [Win32] DDE and registry handling improvements

From: Martin Sevior <>
Date: Mon Feb 14 2011 - 04:14:51 CET

Hi Alex,

Thanks very much for this code.

On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 10:21 AM, <> wrote:
> - Win32Slurp class had become more Unicode-friendlier and should now allow to have Abiword installed in folder with arbitrary name. (untested)
> - Abiword should no longer register its filetypes if running from removable drive. (debatable)

AbiWord is distributed with portable apps. (
Which is a collection of applications that fit on a USB drive.
Apparently we have more than 1 million users that use AbiWord on a USB

How would this patch affect these people?



> - DDE commands now operate in Unicode mode and allow to open files with arbitrary names in existing Abiword instance.
> - Fixed small bug in ut_go_file.cpp relating to detection 'plain' filenames in Windows.
Received on Mon Feb 14 04:14:59 2011

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