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

Pasi Lallinaho pasi at shimmerproject.org
Fri Jul 6 20:43:52 UTC 2012

On 07/06/2012 11:15 PM, Micah Gersten wrote:
> 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.
> Thanks,
> Micah
When testing the 12.04, no regressions were reported really, so there
shouldn't be anything too critical. Bugs exists anyway though, so there
will be some...


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