AbiWord v2.7.7 Released

The AbiWord team joyfully announces AbiWord v2.7.7, the 8th snapshot of the development series that will lead to AbiWord 2.8.

This snapshot allows interested developers, testers and users a sneak preview into the future of AbiWord.

The changes from v2.7.6 to v2.7.7 include, amongst others:

  • Port the Cairo+Pango based renderer that is used by AbiWord on Linux to Mac OS X. This solves a whole list of longstanding rendering and layout problems that existed in our Mac OS X version. Note that we do not yet provide binaries for Mac OS X, but developers might be interested in looking at the port.
  • Allow SVG images to be used as positioned objects, to be copied and pasted, and to be exported to HTML.
  • Improve the handling of Smart Quotes.
  • Support mail merge fields and page size/page orientation in the Office Open XML importer. Support JPEG images in the exporter.
  • Make the equation editor available on Windows again.
  • The full Changelog can be found here.

    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 the 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