[maemo-users] Abiword craps out

From: James Knott james.knott at rogers.com
Date: Thu Jul 26 01:09:22 EEST 2007
Ryan Pavlik wrote:
> James Knott wrote:
>> I have just installed Abiword on my N800.  However, I find it is very
>> unstable.  I just have to touch the open document and it will cause
>> Abiword to crash.  Has anyone else experienced this?  Is there some
>> way to make it usable?
>> tnx jk
> AbiWord is built for the 770 at this time.  Installing the package (by
> adding the Mistral repository) on an N800 does work, but due to the
> ABI break between IT2006 and IT2007, there are some problems.  Perhaps
> the most obvious is that if you let the tablet fall asleep with
> AbiWord open, it will crash when you wake it back up.  Additionally
> (and I think for a similar reason, though perhaps not), AbiWord seems
> to crash if you click to the right of the text (in the "margin").  I
> will be working on improving the Maemo port of AbiWord (indeed, these
> problems are because the app is _very_ Hildonized and so greatly
> affected by the API/ABI break) and building new version for the N800. 
> However, I am currently working on AbiCollab for the Summer of Code,
> and so that deadline comes first.  Hopefully within a month or two. 
> Until then, knowing those two crash triggers and avoiding them works,
> if quite inelegant.  (Opening DOC files doesn't work either, for an
> unrelated reason - dodgy iconv on the tablet - but a patch has been
> committed to the appropriate place, and as far as I know the other
> present import/export filters, including ODT, should be working)
What do you mean by "Hildonized"?

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