[sugar] Abiword 2.6.4 on Ubuntu (was Re: Write needs your help)

Edward Cherlin echerlin at gmail.com
Sat Jul 19 01:55:02 EDT 2008

On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 9:24 PM, Ryan Pavlik <abiryan at ryand.net> wrote:
> Edward Cherlin wrote:
>> On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 3:24 PM, David Van Assche <dvanassche at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> This from the abiword on ubuntu webpage
>>> (http://abisource.com/wiki/Install_on_Ubuntu)
>>> At this time, the latest version available directly from Ubuntu is an
>>> Ubuntu-modified 2.4.6. We are working to get AbiWord 2.6 in Ubuntu
>>> 8.04 "Hardy Heron"
>>> and adding their repo installs 2.6.4... but if you need the source
>>> that should work too

I did get the repo package, and it gives me the same problems.

>>> I can build it without problems on my hardy system... just requires a
>>> lot of development library dependencies like below, you need to
>>> install libglib2.0-dev
>>> Kind Regards,
>>> David Van Assche
>> I built 2.6.4 from source yesterday on Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron on an
>> AMD Opteron 64-bit.
>> It does not display non-alphabetic ASCII correctly. The digits and
>> punctuation, and also the space character, mostly appear as Unicode
>> hex substitution glyphs. Armenian and Arabic display OK. Bengali
>> vowels do not attach to base consonants, but are displayed in their
>> standalone form. I'm giving up for the day.

Well, today Bengali displays correctly, but Armenian is completely
wiggy. It sometimes appears correctly, sometimes blank, and sometimes
as Devanagari.

> Thanks for your testing!  Yeah, I saw your bug, that's a weird one!  It
> works for me on AMD64 with the packages I had the PPA build.  I've put
> some info requests on the bugzilla report - if anyone wants to help
> figure this out the link is
> http://bugzilla.abisource.com/show_bug.cgi?id=11708
> --
> Ryan Pavlik
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