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    About abiword

    In Precise we released a very unstable version of 'abiword':

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2004848

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...d/+bug/1019621

    If you bother reading that forum post you'll see I posted a work-around:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...3&postcount=20

    But, as it says, there is now a PPA to revert to version 2.8.6:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...0&postcount=25

    BTW more testing of that PPA in Precise is quite welcome

    But my reason for posting here is that my request to revert the package version for 12.04.1 is very likely to be denied

    I think it's much more realistic to get 'abiword' working properly in Quantal and then get those updates introduced into Precise.

    So I'd appreciate everyone inclined to do so to test 'abiword' and report results to that bug report. Does that make sense
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    Re: About abiword

    It got in when they synced with Debian testing? It's now ver. 2.9.2, and to get to Debian testing with that error is amazing. BTW I don't see that problem of yours in wheezy.
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    Re: About abiword

    Quote Originally Posted by xebian View Post
    It got in when they synced with Debian testing? It's now ver. 2.9.2, and to get to Debian testing with that error is amazing. BTW I don't see that problem of yours in wheezy.
    It was in Debian unstable I think

    But I don't think how it happened is nearly as important as being sure it's fixed in Quantal

    Then we can try to get that fix ported to Precise either through proposed updates or backports

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    Quote Originally Posted by kansasnoob View Post
    It was in Debian unstable I think

    But I don't think how it happened is nearly as important as being sure it's fixed in Quantal

    Then we can try to get that fix ported to Precise either through proposed updates or backports
    Not clear to me if it has been fixed in QQ for you, but ver 2.9.2 in wheezy is working ok for me. QQ looks like have the same version - 2.9.2+svn20120603-1
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    Re: About abiword

    Yeah the current abiword in the precise repos is COMPLETELY unusable. scrolling doesn't even work for me and the text rendering is totally fubar among other issues. I ended up uninstalling it immediately and just going back to libreoffice.
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    Re: About abiword

    Seeing as this thread is "All Variants" - in Ubuntu 12.10 abiword seems just fine.
    (abiword 2.9.2+svn20120603-1

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    Re: About abiword

    Quote Originally Posted by screaminj3sus View Post
    Yeah the current abiword in the precise repos is COMPLETELY unusable. scrolling doesn't even work for me and the text rendering is totally fubar among other issues. I ended up uninstalling it immediately and just going back to libreoffice.
    This is what I get also. Mouse-wheel scrolling only works if I hold the cursor over a "standard" scrollbar, and not at all with 'overlay-scrollbars'.

    Not sure if you mean the same as me by "text rendering", but particularly with long, multi-page docs I sometimes just get large gray or black blocks either in between areas of text or sometimes blocking the text altogether.

    Same thing in both Precise and Quantal.

    Pretty much unusable

    AFAIK Libreoffice still has no plug-in to read existing docs and I began using Abiword in Win ME so I have a lot of old documents that require Abiword, although they can also be read in Firefox.

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    Re: About abiword

    Quote Originally Posted by mc4man View Post
    Seeing as this thread is "All Variants" - in Ubuntu 12.10 abiword seems just fine.
    (abiword 2.9.2+svn20120603-1
    Not good here, try scrolling and viewing multi-page documents.

    Abiword dev says:

    Dear Canonical,
    It fills me with frustration that you chose to distribute our
    development version of abiword-2.92 with your LTS 12.04 release. This
    was done without any consultation with the abiword community AT ALL.
    Please revert to abiword-2.8.6 ASAP.If this is not possible please
    advise me as to how you plan to fix these bugs since you don't upgrade
    packages either.

    Martin Sevior
    And most recently:

    Hi everyone,

    abiword-2.8.6 will not break an abiword-2.9.2 configuration.

    If you can't roll back to 2.8.6 your should at least upgrade to 2.9.3
    which has far fewer bugs.

    Cheers

    Martin

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    "Not good here, try scrolling and viewing multi-page documents."

    Absolutely fine, just scrolled up & down thru a 190 pg. docu.
    Maybe there there is some difference on hardware, video drivers?, don't know...

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    Re: About abiword

    Quote Originally Posted by mc4man View Post
    "Not good here, try scrolling and viewing multi-page documents."

    Absolutely fine, just scrolled up & down thru a 190 pg. docu.
    Maybe there there is some difference on hardware, video drivers?, don't know...
    Jeremy Bicha also mentioned that it may be hardware related so that may very well be the case

    The big thing to me is that abiword dev basically says, "yikes, you didn't ship that did you"! Certainly not their exact words, just paraphrasing

    I feel that I personally failed in testing abiword adequately during Precise testing

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