[xubuntu-users] Need to Update Abiword 2.9.2 for Xubuntu

Micah Gersten micahg at ubuntu.com
Fri Jul 6 20:15:50 UTC 2012

On 07/06/2012 02:53 PM, Pasi Lallinaho wrote:
> On 07/06/2012 03:31 AM, Lee Gold wrote:
>> 12.04 uses Abiword 2.9.2
>> This is confirmed as a problematic developmental release on the Abiword
>> mail list...it's gnarly and doesn't work. Considering the fact that
>> Abiword is the default word processor for Xubuntu I'm not sure why it's
>> still the current version in the repositories...at least it was there
>> the last time I checked.
>> Can it be updated in the repositories please?
>> Thanks
> (Forwarding this mail to xubuntu-devel, which is the appropriate place.)
> SRU's [1] can be done per-bug basis, but somebody will first need to
> point out which bugs are critical to fix. Before this, there will be no
> updates for Abiword.
> Cheers,
> Pasi
> [1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/StableReleaseUpdates
I brought up the issue of having a development release in the LTS and
people said that if we got negative feedback, we can revert before
release.  Unfortunately, now we are stuck with this version.  If there
are bugs, we can SRU them.  If version 3.0 ever hits the repositories,
as there are minimal reverse dependencies, we can backport it.

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