[maemo-users] Abiword on N8x0

From: Mark Haury wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Sat Mar 22 19:02:16 EET 2008

Ryan Pavlik wrote:
> Well, that is unfortunate.  If it's possible, file a bug and mention 
> that the doc is confidential anyway, and if we can't figure out from 
> your description of the doc where the issue is and it's possible to 
> send it to just one person confidentially who can fix the bug, that 
> has worked in the past.  I'd also suggest trying it with 2.6.0, which 
> is out in source code form and should have Windows binaries and a more 
> official release any day now.  2.4.6 is quite old, even though it's 
> the "latest stable release".  If none of that is possible, then don't 
> worry about it and keep doing whatever you were doing before - I 
> certainly don't wish to impose in any way and was just trying to 
> suggest possible options.
> It's not a demand, just a request - I certainly don't expect that 
> everyone using AbiWord will file every bug they find, but I do hope 
> that active users (such as those posting on mailing lists) can find 
> the time and effort to do so.
> To everybody else reading this and wanting to know more about the 
> actual subject line :D : If you want to test out AbiWord 2.6.x on 
> N8x0, I am in need of beta testers and especially folks with some 
> Maemo programming experience (if you're reading the user's list :D ) 
> to help get it stable for release, since the most recent version 
> available for Maemo is either a) really, really old or b) quite 
> unstable.  We've got about 5 bugs to go IIRC before it's stable enough 
> for me to call it a release.  All the information on how to become a 
> beta tester and help out is at 
> http://www.internettablettalk.com/forums/showthread.php?p=151330  If 
> you've got the time, I'd love to have your assistance!  (Please make 
> sure to read that thread - if you just email me, I'll tell you to read 
> the thread since I'm handling all requests through itt.com to simplify 
> things.)
> Thanks for any help you are able to provide!
> Ryan

I tried some other OOo documents this morning, and Abiword couldn't 
handle a single one of them, including a simple 1-paragraph letterhead 
with no graphics (although it does contain an auto-update date field). A 
1-page calendar that consists of a single table and no graphics or fancy 
formatting opens in its original version as 90 pages(!!!) of garbage, 
but when I edited it to replace personal information with nonsense it 
wouldn't open at all. That makes no sense at all, since all I did was 
replace text with like text. Anyway, I submitted a bug report and 
attached the non-sensitive version of the calendar.

(Remember this is on my desktop machine, not the IT version, which I 
haven't tried yet.)


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