Changes between Version 6 and Version 7 of abiword


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Timestamp:
10/24/2010 01:32:49 AM (12 years ago)
Author:
ken@…
Comment:

Remove comment about 2.7 which is no longer appropriate.

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  • abiword

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    88Bitstream Vera Sans is a nice font but sadly AbiWord-2.4 has an annoying bug. It won't print some fonts ''in italic'' and Bitstream Vera Sans is one of the fonts affected. The solution is to use a different (inferior) font. You'll just have to try the fonts you have available and see which ones work.
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    10 '''''Trying newer versions'''''
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    12 Normally, I wouldn't add information about a development version here, but the 2.4 series includes some otherwise redundant packages in its dependencies, and recent 2.6 has many reports of crashes when attempting to print - IMHO a libxml2 upgrade started this, but there other opinions - and more importantly the developers have no resources for it because they are concentrating on 2.8 (at that time, 2.7.x worked).
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    14 Now that abiword-2.8 is nearly here, I've seen an interesting issue with printing (possibly related to gtk+ changes): If the environment variable GTK_MODULES is not set, attempting to print crashes before it gets to the screen listing the available printer queues.  This variable is updated all over the place in gnome, so people using a full gnome desktop probably won't see the problem.  If you think this problem applies to you, try running it from a term using:
    15 {{{
    16 GTK_MODULES=foo abiword
    17 }}}
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    19 If you are able to print by doing that, you can put the following line in your .xinitrc:
    20 {{{
    21 export GTK_MODULES=fo
    22 }}}
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