Request for advice - how to obtain latest Abiword version?

Subject: Request for advice - how to obtain latest Abiword version?
From: John Selby (
Date: Fri May 04 2001 - 03:32:08 CDT

I'd be grateful for advice on how to obtain the latest Windows build of
AbiWord for Windows.

I downloaded version 0.7.14-2 from the web site a few days ago and was very
impressed with this great piece of software.

Would like to think it could provide what our voluntary group is looking
for. We teach older people how to use computers, and have much difficulty in
keeping up with all the various flavours of constantly changing Microsoft
packages that people have on their computers - producing instruction manuals
is a nightmare. If AbiWord proves to be suitable we could give it away to
all our elderly students and write an instruction manual for it without
having to worry about what other software they have for word processing.

Anyway, I was unable to get past what looks like a bug in the package I
downloaded, which causes AbiWord to crash if any attempt is made to change
any of the settings in the page setup dialogue box, so I wonder if some kind
person could advise me:-

1) How to use the information on the nightly build site

to create the most current version of the Windows package (I see the date on
the file setup_abiword.exe is 3 April, so the version I downloaded would
already include everything in this?)

I see there are some other files with later dates up to 3 May, but I don't
understand what they are for or how to use them.

2) How to make a "bug report" - I guess it is helpful if users do this?

Presumably there is some way to read existing bug reports so that you don't
go reporting something that is already known about?

My thanks to those who are obviously devoting so much effort to this
development. I think it's great.

Cheers, John S. (Napier, New Zealand)

John Selby

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