AbiWord v2.4.5 Released

We know it's way overdue, but still the AbiWord team is happy to announce the availability of AbiWord v2.4.5. This release a bugfix release only, but this time the amount of bugfixes is rather huge. Especially the import and export filters have received a lot of attention due to the Google Summer of Code program, which is funding these developments.

The changes from v2.4.4 to v2.4.5 include, amongst others:

  • Almost completely rewrote the DocBook export filter, gaining substantial more functionality in the process
  • Fixed a security bug pointed out to us by Joxean Koret (thanks!)
  • Fixed a massive amount of bugs in the OpenDocument import and export filters
  • Fixed the unstability on x86_64 architectures
  • The full Changelog can be found here.

    Needless to say, all users are advised to upgrade

    Packages for Windows and Linux are available for download from our site. A Mac OSX installer should be available for download soon.

    Note to Mac OSX users: please aware that the font rendering is still a work-in-progress. Depending on the fonts used the quality of the rendering may be sub-optimal. We hope to address this issue as soon as possible, but since AbiWord is a 100% volunteer effort, we don't give any timeframe. Help is always appreciated though.

    We are very much interested in any bug you may find. Please report these to http://bugzilla.abisource.com/.

    Availability: http://www.abisource.com/download/.

    More information: http://www.abisource.com/.


       The AbiWord Development Team