Fwd: [Sugar-devel] sugar on jaunty and abiword

Morgan Collett morgan.collett at gmail.com
Tue Feb 17 11:57:44 UTC 2009

Had no luck with debian developers with this issue so far.

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From: Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu at sugarlabs.org>
Date: Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 13:36
Subject: [Sugar-devel] sugar on jaunty and abiword
To: Sugar Devel <sugar-devel at lists.sugarlabs.org>

Hi all,

seems like, unless we make a strong final push, Write and other cool
activities that make use of abiword won't run out of the box on the
next Ubuntu release. This would mean a significantly less useful Sugar
on what may be the widest available Linux distribution.

It would be a real pity because, in addition to the great work that
Debian and Ubuntu packagers have already put during the last weeks,
we'll have to tell people to use any of the other distributions that
will package the whole of Sugar 0.84: Alt Linux, Fedora, Gentoo,
Mandriva, openSUSE and Caixa Magica Magalhaes (as per
http://sugarlabs.org/go/DevelopmentTeam/Packaging ).

We still may have time to change this fate if we manage to convince
the Ubuntu developers to accept a patch that will build abiword with
the libabiword support we need, and package pyabiword.

So this is a call for people that can help with:

- modify the abiword package in Ubuntu to produce libabiword.so and
the accompanying -devel stuff,

- package the pyabiword bindings,

- push this through the Ubuntu processes so it gets into their next release,

- forward this call for help to other forums.

Who in this community can help with this or knows someone who may be
able to help?

Please update the wiki page linked above with the status of your efforts.


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