[maemo-users] Abiword on N8x0

From: Ryan Pavlik abiryan at ryand.net
Date: Sat Mar 22 19:09:42 EET 2008
Mark Haury wrote:
> 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.)
> Mark
Looks like you didn't have opendoc support installed - due to poor 
packaging decisions by distributions, this happens more often than we'd 
like.  Try again after installing the plugins.  (There is _no reason_ 
why Ubuntu can't package one or more plugins with the main package.  
Import/export is handled as plugins to make code maintenance easier but 
does not mean that plugins must be separate from the main package.)

Ryan Pavlik

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