Re: Version 1.0 and numbering scheme

Subject: Re: Version 1.0 and numbering scheme
From: Robin Turner (
Date: Thu May 03 2001 - 08:04:26 CDT

On Thursday 03 May 2001 13:31, projectd wrote:
> For what it's worth, I'll chime in with my opinion on the series of
> threads currently running on the developer's list.
> I like the current numbering scheme, building towards a 1.0 release. It
> doesn't particularly matter to me whether the next versions are 0.7.15,
> 0.7.16, etc, or 0.8.0, 0.8.1, etc. Seems like THAT decision has already
> been made and to change now would add confusion.
> What should be in version 1.0? The current feature set of course. I'd
> really like to see tables, even if it's rudimentary. (Of course, ME
> saying that is probably akin to one of the Pharohs saying, "and I'd like
> to put a pyramid right over...there." Easy for ME to say; I'm not doing
> the work). A tables implementation doesn't have to have all the bells and
> whistles of a Word tables feature, just the ability to group some text
> together and box it in with lines and not crash the application

Hear, hear! Abiword has the potential to be a Word-killer, but only if it
has tables support. These days, no word-processor which lacks this can be
called "fully featured". With tables, I could honestly recommend Abiword to
my colleagues (for whose computers I am responsible!) which would mean they
wouldn't have to use Windows in order to use Word (I tried pushing LyX, but
it's too unfamiliar for most users, StarOffice eats RAM like there was no
tomorrow, and KWord confuses the hell out of everybody!).


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