Loud ramblings of a Software Artisan

Sunday 16 April 2006

AbiWord 2.4.4

AbiWord 2.4.4 has been released. This time there are binaries for MacOS X 10.2 (and up) on PowerPC. Unfortunately the equation support is broken on Mac in this version. I hope to have a new build soon for that.

Release Notes, Changelog, Download

About AbiWord on Intel Mac, there is at the moment no official build planned as none of the developers has an Intel-based Mac. There is no reason it wouldn't work, but the dependencies have to be rebuilt as well. I have requested Apple, thought ADC, a loan of an Intel machine for that, but no reply so far.

Wednesday 12 April 2006

KOffice Word importer

Ariya: the question about using OOo for import filter has been asked to us, with the same reply. But why don't you just use the same wv that we use in AbiWord? After all it is proven to work well (the real import problems are from within AbiWord feature set).

Tuesday 11 April 2006

Template bloat

I have been trying to wrap UT_Vector to std::vector in AbiWord, in order to try to save on lot of things. I must say that I just reverted my patch. It is buggy (that can be fixed), but the 7.2MB stripped binary jumped to 8.2MB after the patch.

I think I'm gonna change strategy...