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AbiWord 3.0 Released With Many Changes, GTK3

GNOME

Published on 13 October 2013 07:36 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME
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AbiWord 3.0 is finally out with support for the GTK+ 3.x tool-kit and a significant number of other new features to the GNOME-focused multi-platform open-source word processor.

Besides porting to GTK+ 3.x, the AbiWord 3.0 release has a heck of a lot of bug-fixes, much-improved internationalization, RDF drag-and-drop, double-buffering of drawings to reduce screen flickering, and numerous other changes throughout the entire code-base.

There's been hundreds of changes made to AbiWord 3.0.0, which finally replaces AbiWord 2.8.6 as the previous stable release, which was released back in June of 2010.

The brief and basic release announcement for the long-awaited AbiWord 3.0.0 release can be found at AbiSource.com.

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