I haven't used Abiword in a while, but while we're posting impressions about it
- it's way gnome-centric; clicking URLs did not work in non-gnome environments. Probably still doesn't work.
- 2.3, 2.6 and 2.8 were quite buggy. They suddenly crash, and fail to show some documents properly.
I too was initially drawn to it for the light footprint, but the stability and features leaving things to be desired, jumped ship to Go-OO (now Libreoffice).
AbiWord is nice IMHO, but the need for their own format (instead of just using odt as default) and the lags I experienced on the lates stable (might be solved) wont make me use it...
BTW does it use the new Gnome close button?
I found some old StarOffice CD's the other day...
Originally Posted by nachoig
If they manage to build in EPub 3.x compliance it will be a big win for them. Using Abiword to publish EPub 3.x books, etc., for iOS and other platforms is what I'm hinting at.
Ahh, Abiword, such dear memories I have with you.
I can still remember how you nearly corrupted 2 days of work that were due the next day,
how you were released as a stable version when meanwhile you completely crashed when inserting an png encoded picture,
how my last resort was to scrap together and save as much of my work as possible and drag my half dead body to OpenOffice.
I miss you so much.