Abiword is a model of Open Source developement, at least that is what I have always thought. Abiword is used as model example in this paper on Evaluting test suites for managers. The paper makes reference to the frequent use of the archetypal user we like to call the "Church Secretary" which makes it easier for us to empathise with our target users when making design decisions. The paper is pretty old, it was written way back before Abiword had support for Tables and if automated test suites aren't your thing it doesn't make for the most interesting reading, educational though.
Word of the Day: Evince
The word Evince means to show or to express clearly. Evince is also a new PDF Reader for Gnome (an alternative to Adobe Acrobat) and I added an explanation of the name to their Frequently Asked Questions list (Evince FAQ).
Every program expands until it can do email or is replaced by one that can.
Email support in Evince, another milestone reached! :) Evince
Abiword is no exception to the Law of Software Envelopment and allows you to export as Email (both .eml and .nws) or alternatively you could use the embedded version of Abiword to view Microsoft Word files directly in Evolution Email.
Update: I've been had! I've been duped! The wool pulled over my eyes! The screenshot was a fake, I might have guessed from the incongruous Send/Receive button or the shear silliness of the idea but developers have done stranger things before. It also was not a huge leap from the very real powerpoint support in Evince.
Nothing to see here. Not watching.
So far so good, haven't watched more than a few minutes of this years Big Brother.
Tom Cruise is too annoying so I've decided I definately will not watch Steven Spielbergs War of the Worlds. Will be queuing up to see Batman Begins bright and early next Thursday morning though, assuming I can find enough coinage hidden in between the crevices of the furniture and floorboards.