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A lot of good stuff happened lately. First of all, I released libwpd 0.7.0, which is a great improvement over the previous version. Being able to import WP5.x type documents seems to be a great hit :-) The plugin for AbiWord is already updated, as is wpd2sxw. Progress on the "WriterFilter", the plugin for OpenOffice, is progressing slowly as well, and a few success stories have already been reported on *nix.

On a very related front, I will have some very interesting things to report soonish I hope. Stay tuned if you are interested in everything that has to do with converting WP documents in *all their glory*.

Furthermore, I'm in the progress of releasing AbiWord 2.0.3, which will solves quite a few nagging bugs that made AbiWord quite unusable for a lot of people, such as Copy&Paste errors, and frequent crashes related to FootNotes. Hope this release makes everyone happy :-)

13 Jan 2004 (updated 13 Jan 2004 at 14:08 UTC) »

Right, 1st diary entry, and I'm having a cold :-/

The most interesting stuff my spare time is eaten by, would be my hacking on libwpd. Version 0.7.0 is nearly done, which will support WordPerfect 4.2 and 5.x type documents. Especially the WP5.x support seems to be a really really wanted feature.

Even better is that I allready adapted AbiWord's WordPerfect plugin to make use of this cool new stuff, and it seems to work like a charm.

Although I personnaly find the following a bit less interesting, I guess quite a lot of people will like this: I fixed the last remaining issues in libwpd that prevented wpd2sxw (a cool command line tool written by wlach to convert WordPerfect document into OpenOffice.org documents) from working correctly with those newly supported WordPerfect 4.2 and 5.x type documents.

libwpd is really starting to become a nice library.

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