AbiWord 1.0.3 "Désir Satisfait"
notes describe changes, system requirements, installation instructions, known
issues, and feedback for AbiWord 1.0.3. These release notes are updated when
we receive feedback, so please check back for new information.
Please note that these are a little more verbose than last time in an effort
to keep the userbase as well informed as possible. Also that as usual noone
is accredited here because the vast majority of these items took a team effort,
and noone should be accidentally left out. For an incomplete list of credits,
- What's New, Improved, or Just
you've eagerly waited, and now it's here! A huge number of bug fixes (who
knew it had so many bugs?), performance improvements, and new nifty niceties.
- Build System
plugin build system, backported from the development branch (nextgen.sh)
- Fixed the AbiMagick plugin build, which sometimes failed due
to a syntax error.
- Fixed Gdict plugin in non-gnome-enabled builds.
- Fixed AbiSDW importer build on win32 (msvc6 issue).
- Plugin build is now more flexible regarding placement of AbiWord
- Told AbiSDW where to find peer module wv.
- Cleaned up optimizer settings in (Free/Open/Net)BSD build.
- The pspell installation's validity is now checked when configuring
- Fixed libxml2 build interaction with wv.
- Cleaned out remnants of the no longer used ask installer.
- Fixed iconv-related build bustage on FreeBSD.
- (Free/Open/Net)BSD build now defaults to peer libiconv.
- QNX build now uses shared zlib and libpng.
- There was some simplification and update of the peer module
wv build system.
- The patch for libjpeg builds on win32 was merged in.
- Peer module libpng is now a build option for unix.
- The compiler pacifier (ABI_OPT_PACIFY_COMPILER) has been heavily
- Realcleaning has been altered to affect all OBJDIRs, so it is
no longer required that all the usual flags be set when just realcleaning
(realclean really cleans).
- The debug build macros have been enhanced.
- Fixed sometimes-fatal syntax in peer module expat config.
- Environmental C(XX)FLAGS are now properly propogated (3674).
- Fixed static build on unix.
- Lots of osf/digital/tru64 build fixes.
- Fix for non-perl builds that couldn't build with perl bindings
if they wanted to.
- No more accidental -g -O2 when not asked for in configure.
- Rpm specfile
- No BuildArch flags.
- Correct dictionary files.
- Gdict plugin now enabled by default.
- Fixed 3351 (BiDi
behavior), at least some of 3171 (for real),
(code syntax with scandir), 3567 (html
exporter generation of incorrect tags), 3565 (status
bar cut off languages with verbose expressions), 3592 (putenv
portability), 3608 and 3618 (pointless
comparisons of an unsigned int with zero), 3095 (font
path instability with repetitive entries), 3638 (crash
on semi-bogus imports), 3523 (funky
icons with aiksaurus), 3324 (newline
character erasing crash), 3587 (adjacent
superscript and subscript), 3722 (rtl dominance
screen colors), 1928 (context
menu problem), 3122 (spell
checker learning hyperlinked words), 2698 (hyperlink
status bar text), 3590 (duplicate
accelerator), 3089 (case
conversion en mass), 3008 (cursor
focus in win32 hyperlink dialog), 3060 (hyperlink
(multiline hyperlink display), 3109 (hyperlink
insertion selection check)(not all platforms), 2715 (crash
on zoom), 3584
(win32 encoding dialog input focus), 3802 (XSL-FO
exporter faulty tags), 3827 (docs
with jpegs), 1319 (increase
indent off page crash), 3360 (handle
rtfs that aren't fully spec compliant), 3330 (forcing
of gcc flags to other compilers), 3663 (wrong
parameter passing to linker), 3889 (Yiddish
spell checking), 3537 (crash
on zoom with header/footer), 3781 (downgrading
abiword causes the profile to crash it), 3940 (perl
bindings and perl 5.8).
of memory leak fixes, as well as some rather significant speed enhancements.
- Fixed some problems related to the zero margin difficulties,
comma delimited fractions, and setlocale misuse.
- Various qnx fix backports.
- Backported fix for faulty syntax in the html exporter.
- Fixed a crasher of the win32 Aiksaurus plugin.
- WordPerfect importer now handles superscript, subscript, strike-out,
and italic text attributes.
- English dictionary update (does not affect pspell builds).
- Fix default geometry, handle profile geometry better, take geometry
runtime paramter (the last being 1124).
- All snprintfs (which caused problems on some unix variants)
have been removed from unix or xp code, except in peer module psiconv.
- DocBook exporter now properly handles abw headings, plain text,
and page breaks (the last being 2734).
(does not affect other aspects of the app)
- Nynorsk (nn-NO) translation updated.
- Ukrainian (uk-UA) translation and profile updated.
- Basque (eu-ES) translation.
- Bulgarian (bg-BG) update.
- Romanian (ro-RO) translation.
- Catalan (ca-ES) update.
- Massive French (fr-FR) documentation goodness.
- Documentation build system fixes.
- New English screenshots.
- Documentation on adding documentation.
- Cleaned up deprecated docs.
- Small document on document creation.
- Index (for en-US).
- Toolbar help.
- System Requirements
is fast and lean, leaving a very small footprint despite its wonderful features.
It does not take much to run this word processor.
system requirements are available at http://www.abisource.com/support/require/
- Known Issues
are some mysterious printing bugs, particularly on Win32 platforms, that
we have not been able to track down because they are rare and not reproducible
by the developers. Please give us as much information as possible if you
encounter these, but when posting to bugzilla use the bug(s) that already
exist instead of filing a new one. This is easier on us and you.
request a feature or suggest an idea, see http://www.abisource.com/contribute/suggest/
support, see http://www.abisource.com/support/
cannot stress enough that while we want to find and fix bugs, duplicate reports
only slow us down and divide resources. Please check for prior reports
and add your comments there.
love CONSTRUCTIVE feedback. Be friendly, appropriate, and patient. It always
helps to counter pointing out a problem by pointing out something you like.
Developers will be much more eager to help.
- How to Contribute