[lubuntu-devel] Abiword issue for Lubuntu Xenial

Henk Terhell hterhell at chello.nl
Sat Mar 26 07:36:11 UTC 2016

Thanks for the explanation.
Under these circumstances, I think that a word processor in which the 
language cannot be changed is of no value to a major part of Lubuntu 
users and  this will have an impact on the appreciation of this new LTS 


Op 2016-03-25 om 19:56 schreef Phill. Whiteside:
> The bug you see is the bug,
> sadly, Abiword is needing a developer (dev) to keep the project alive. 
> This is a concern to us, but we do not have any spare devs.... If 
> someone has some experience in such work, I can ask to arrange some 
> assistance for them - But the people who have quietly offered, cannot 
> teach a new comer.
> Regards,
> Phill.
> On 25 March 2016 at 18:01, Henk Terhell <hterhell at chello.nl 
> <mailto:hterhell at chello.nl>> wrote:
>     The release notes for Beta 2 imply that bug #1484785 of Abiword
>     language selector is not related to Lubuntu. However, I run today
>     a live session of Manjaro LXDE 16.03 (released a few days ago) and
>     this bug was not present, though the new Manjaro distro is also
>     using Openbox 3.6.1 and Abiword 3.0.1. There is an error message
>     when checking Abiword version in Lubuntu Xenial, see
>     https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/abiword/+bug/1484785/+attachment/4611451/+files/abiword-version.jpg
>     Maybe this is of some help.
>     Henk
>     Op 2015-12-18 om 10:54 schreef Henk Terhell:
>         Bug # 1484785 reports that another language cannot be
>         selected  in abiword because a compatibility problem with
>         latest openbox.
>         If this is not easily resolved for the lts-release I suggest
>         abiword (and gnumeric) be replaced by libreoffice writer/calc
>         in the Lubuntu Xenial desktop iso like was earlier decided for
>         Xubuntu.
>         I guess most people obtain libreoffice anyway after a fresh
>         install, whereas fitting the iso on a cd is no longer the
>         bottleneck.
>         Henk
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