Fwd: Re: Importing images in Write documents makes file huge

Philipp Kocher philipp.kocher at gmx.net
Sun Nov 29 20:03:22 EST 2009

Bonjour Hubert

I read on planet.abisource.com (June 26, 2009) that you implemented the 
JPEG support for abiword 2.7.6. This feature would be very useful for 
OLPC XO laptops, but the newest release (8.2.1, build 802) for XOs 
includes still abiword 2.6.4.
Is it possible to make a small and low risk JPEG-patch for abiword 2.6.4 
so it could be included in release 8.2.2?

Work for a Fedora 11 based release (8.2.1 and 8.2.2 are based on Fedora 
9) is in progress. This release includes abiword 2.8.1, but it won't be 
stable enough to install it on student XOs soon (I am not aware of a 
schedule for this release).


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: Importing images in Write documents makes file huge
Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2009 15:48:38 +0100
From: Martin Langhoff <martin.langhoff at gmail.com>
To: Philipp Kocher <philipp.kocher at gmx.net>
CC: Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu at sugarlabs.org>, devel <devel at lists.laptop.org>

On Thu, Nov 26, 2009 at 2:48 PM, Philipp Kocher <philipp.kocher at gmx.net> 
> On 11/26/2009 07:06 PM, Tomeu Vizoso wrote:
>> On Thu, Nov 26, 2009 at 09:32, Philipp Kocher<philipp.kocher at gmx.net>  wrote:
>>> The conversion to PNG was a general Abiword "feature", but it got solved
>>> last July with Abiword 2.7.6 (see link below).
>>> On my XO libabiword-2.6.4-6.olpc3 is installed (build 802).
>>> Is it possible to install an libabiword-olpc rpm of version 2.7.6 or newer?

>> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/F11_for_XO-1
> What about 8.2.x?

Only if you can get a patch (from the abiword developers I guess) that
fixes the problem on 2.6.4; and the patch is reasonably small and low

As Ben points out, this will imply a flag-day change. For people
controlling a whole deployment, this may very well be acceptable...
and the 8.2.x I am working on is focussed on deployments.


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