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

Micah Gersten micahg at ubuntu.com
Fri Jul 6 21:22:45 UTC 2012

On 07/06/2012 04:03 PM, Simon Steinbeiß wrote:
> On Fri, 06 Jul 2012 23:43:52 +0300
> Pasi Lallinaho <pasi at shimmerproject.org> wrote:
>> 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...
>> Pasi
> Personally I consider it really bad that we shipped a (random) snapshot of Abiword. (I know it wasn't decidedly the fault of the Xubuntu team, but we should've maybe started shouting earlier and louder.) The visual glitches that couldn't be sorted (LP: #948128) are quite obvious and in my opinion also critical, because they suggest that the software isn't reliable if it looks so bad.
> I think we should strive to ship a more solid version in 12.10, since 3.0 most likely won't be released in time (and anyway, it doesn't mean bugs like above are fixed!), I'd suggest going back to the stable 2.8 version. Lionel tested that recently and it seems to work without many changes (mostly dropping a lib).
>  - Simon
I shouted very early and very loudly :)  No one brought any of the
critical bugs up throughout the LTS cycle AFAIK.  I don't see reverting
in quantal as an option either as that would impact the other pieces in
the archive as well.  I think we're committed to the snapshots at this
point.  If there's no ABI breakage, we can try for a provisional MRE [1]
due to extenuating circumstances.


[1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/StableReleaseUpdates/MicroReleaseExceptions

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