AbiWord Changelog

New in version 2.9.2

November 15th, 2011
  • Add double-buffering support for most of the drawing to reduce flickering
  • Implement SVG snapshots for components when possible
  • Port the GTK interface to GTK+3 (GTK+2 is still supported)
  • Support loading plugins in the Mac OSX port
  • Allow SPARQL Query execution on RDF metadata stored in documents

New in version 2.9.1 (July 8th, 2011)

  • Unicode Support for Windows
  • Paragraph Borders and Shading Support
  • Improved Localizations
  • RDF Support in both OpenDocument (.odt) and AbiWord (.abw) files
  • A Telepathy Backend for the Collaboration Plugin
  • An Experimental EPUB Plugin
  • Windows 64 bit Support
  • Reviving the Mac OS X Port
  • ... and more changes all over the map!

New in version 2.8.6 (June 16th, 2010)

  • Preserve character properties when typing. This fixes a bad regression that was introduced in 2.8.5. (Martin Sevior)

New in version 2.8.2 (February 13th, 2010)

  • Fix German smart-quote support
  • Fix landscape printing on GTK+ platforms
  • Improved OpenDocument compatibility

New in version 2.7.10 (August 30th, 2009)

  • Bug 12321: Annotation hover box too large (Martin Sevior)
  • Allow empty titles, authors or descriptions in annotations (Marc Maurer)
  • Bug 12322: Jump to annotation is broken (Martin Sevior)
  • Bug 12324: Scrolling from page to page does not work using multipage (Martin Sevior)
  • Extended document validity checking (Firat Kiyak)
  • Add a Basque translation to the Windows installer (Mikel Pascual)

New in version 2.7.7 (July 19th, 2009)

  • Port the Cairo+Pango based renderer that is used by AbiWord on Linux to Mac OS X. This solves a whole list of longstanding rendering and layout problems that existed in our Mac OS X version. Note that we do not yet provide binaries for Mac OS X, but developers might be interested in looking at the port.
  • Allow SVG images to be used as positioned objects, to be copied and pasted, and to be exported to HTML.
  • Improve the handling of Smart Quotes.
  • Support mail merge fields and page size/page orientation in the Office Open XML importer. Support JPEG images in the exporter.
  • Make the equation editor available on Windows again.

New in version 2.7.5 (June 22nd, 2009)

  • Make landscape documents print correctly on Windows and Linux
  • Make copying and pasting from other applications work again on Windows
  • Recover and import some corrupt OpenDocument files
  • Improve OpenDocument textbox and image import
  • Import and export equations from RTF documents

New in version 2.7.4 (June 15th, 2009)

  • Core:
  • Bug 12125: Crash when printing documents twice (Marc Maurer)
  • Bug 12127: Incorrect page size when printing more than one page (Marc Maurer)
  • Improve the layout and printing of complex Word documents (Martin Sevior)
  • GUI:
  • GTK+
  • Fix a GLib warning in the graphics code (Hubert Figuiere)
  • Maemo
  • Fix the insertion of 'p' characters (Hubert Figuiere)
  • Windows
  • Fix a font mix-up to make tables of contents and lists print as they appear on screen (Marc Maurer)
  • Internationalization:
  • Update the Slovak (sk-SK) translation (Jaroslav Rynik)
  • Plug-ins:
  • Collaboration
  • Bug 12128: Crash when closing a collaborative document (Marc Maurer)
  • Development:
  • Add an mwindows flag to the MinGW build (Fridrich Strba)
  • Document some layout functions (Marc Maurer)
  • Fix a Maemo 4.0 header compilation issue (Hubert Figuiere)
  • Release and maintain 2.7.4 (Marc Maurer)
  • Replace AC_CANONICAL_TARGET with AC_CANONICAL_HOST in the configure script (Fridrich Strba)