ATTN: AbiWord 2.9.1 released!

DancesWithCars danceswithcars at
Fri Jul 8 12:43:08 EDT 2011

while the first part stated your case,
the second felt a little below the belt...

I don't know the workload of OLPC
but assuming infinite resources
is probably unwise.

On Thu, Jul 7, 2011 at 7:32 PM, Chris Leonard <cjlhomeaddress at> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 7, 2011 at 6:31 PM, Peter Robinson <pbrobinson at> wrote:
>> 2.9.x are development releases so they're not yet in an upstream fedora
>> release. We use the version that ships in Fedora so at the moment its not
>> much use.
> Peter,
> I guess that is one way to see it, but there are other perspectives.
> As 2.9.x represents the first development release of what will become 3.0,
> now is the ideal time to begin looking at it as AbiWord is OLPC's word
> processor of choice on the GNOME boot side and word processing is an
> important activity to deployments.  Better to engage early and have the
> opportunity to shape the direction of further development than to show up
> late to the party.
> Some of the key features now present in the 2.9.x series represent the
> culmination of work that was done collaboratively between OLPC and AbiWord
> to develop the Write activity a few years ago.  These features include
> support for collaboration via Telepathy (Jabber/XMPP), so it's release an
> achievement in which OLPC can share some pride with it's friends from
> Collabora who contributed to making this possible.  Improved support for RTL
> languages like Arabic and Hebrew made substantial gains through work on
> Write and is a feature of importance to some of OLPC's deployments.  The
> experiemental EPUB authoring plug-in has the potential to greatly facility
> sharable content creation on the XO.
> Or I suppose you could ignore it until 3.0 ships and then figure this stuff
> out in a rush and be too late to have any influence or further leverage the
> historical ties between OLPC and AbiWord that have so far proven remarkably
> beneficial to both communities, YMMV.
> cjl
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