6 Apr 2008 RyanPavlik   » (Master)

AbiWord 2.6.0 on Ubuntu?

Why not?  After it seemed like only the lack of a package(r) was keeping Abi 2.6.0 out of Hardy, it became clear that wasn’t a good enough reason.  Thus, I set about to get together a nice package of AbiWord 2.6.0, based somewhat on the original Ubuntu packages, but fixing as many packaging bugs as possible and simplifying as I went.

The result: My source package creates only an abiword, abiword-plugins, and abiword-plugins-gnome package (gone are the days of abiword-gtk, abiword-gnome, abiword-common)  Furthermore, unless there’s a good reason for a plugin to not be included by default (good reason being defined as needing more dependencies), it’s been included in the regular abiword package.  (This means that abiword-plugins only has the grammar and math plugins. Nothing is in abiword-plugins-gnome right now, since I haven’t poked around long enough to get the gnome-office stuff going yet.)  Yes, this means ODT is in the main package, as is Microsoft Office OpenXML import and AbiCollab.

Yes, this is with just a single package installed!

Oh, and by the way, that screenshot was taken while in an AbiCollab session with an AbiWord 2.6.1 prerelease build running on Windows. :D

Syndicated 2008-04-06 16:40:56 from code art life - Ryan Pavlik on ClearDefinition

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