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#1 2012-10-13 20:55:04

dura
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From: interzone
Registered: 2012-09-15
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Abiword bugs

Hi,

Abiword is super fast on my x121e. But it is too buggy to use unfortunately.

Document text disappears, and it cannot handle scrolling very well, which causes it to crash.

Better to note I guess.

I've been using googledrive instead for everyday typing. Getting on quite well with it.

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#2 2012-10-14 03:33:23

pvsage
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Registered: 2009-10-18
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Re: Abiword bugs

Can anybody using vanilla Debian Testing confirm if this is an upstream problem?

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#3 2012-10-14 03:54:29

smoki
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Re: Abiword bugs

Seems yeah, recently it got some fixes but not enough to be stable. There is new version in sid, with some fix when opening doc files:

http://packages.debian.org/changelogs/p … /changelog

But overal it is not in some stable shape. I actualy revert to abiword 2.8.6. from snapshots;).

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#4 2012-10-14 04:16:39

pvsage
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Re: Abiword bugs

Good enough for me!

@D!:  Since this appears to be an upstream issue, I'm moving this to "Help & Support (Testing/Unstable)" to give it a better chance of being seen by somebody who can help you with it.

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#5 2012-10-14 09:41:47

dura
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Re: Abiword bugs

It is not a problem for me, because the bugs have rendered it unusable for production tasks, and I have employed other word processing services. But yeah, I would like to use it. Suppose I could always install libreoffice writer too (though that had a nasty bug with kernel 2.6x).

Great response smile

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#6 2012-10-14 10:06:39

MartinRF
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Re: Abiword bugs

I am not a regular Abiword user but being a typography nerd I keep it on my system and seeing this thread I fired it up and dumped some text (in Latin by Cicero) on it and Abiword went into a tail spin. It is still spinning using one CPU core to 100% until I killed it using xkill. OpenOffice imported the same text in circa 2 seconds.

This is Abiword version 2.8.2 on a fully up-dated, 64-bit Statler running kernel 2.6.32-5-amd64

/Martin

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#7 2012-10-14 10:23:35

pvsage
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Re: Abiword bugs

MartinRF wrote:

some text (in Latin by Cicero)

Lorem Ipsum? wink

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#8 2012-10-14 10:25:27

dura
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Re: Abiword bugs

^ ha ha

The copying text is the same issue I have. It makes it crash, or all text just disappears. hmm

Last edited by dura (2012-10-14 10:25:44)

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#9 2012-10-14 10:26:55

dura
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Re: Abiword bugs

...I'm using waldorf, x64 (a couple of images behind). Not updated.

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#10 2012-10-14 10:37:58

pvsage
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Re: Abiword bugs

@D!:  Not really that funny.

"typography nerd" + Cicero = "Lorem Ipsum"
QED

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#11 2012-10-14 10:48:52

MartinRF
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Re: Abiword bugs

pvsage wrote:

@D!:  Not really that funny.

"typography nerd" + Cicero = "Lorem Ipsum"
QED

No, this is about someone called Catilina.

Finding alternatives to Lorem Ipsum is kind of popular it seems.

/Martin

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#12 2012-10-14 11:16:20

dura
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Re: Abiword bugs

@D!:  Not really that funny.

"typography nerd" + Cicero = "Lorem Ipsum"
QED

Most things aren't funny on here, but we like to pretend they are smile

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#13 2012-10-14 15:04:47

joek
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Re: Abiword bugs

@MartinRF - In Catilinam? Good memories from when I still studied Latin...
/threadjack

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#14 2012-10-14 16:05:34

pvsage
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Re: Abiword bugs

@MartinRF:  My apologies for jumping to that conclusion...though to be fair, it wasn't really a jump.  "I took a small step, and there conclusions were."  It's cool that you guys have alternatives to the same old boilerplate. cool

@joek:  Yes, I agree; end threadjack.  And as I'm the one responsible for it, I apologize.  Back on-topic:  Seems Abiword has a bug that causes it to go heat virus on a simple copy-pasta?

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#15 2012-10-14 18:46:56

dura
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Re: Abiword bugs

It's not the 'heat virus' issue as much; that doesn't happen on my x121e. This issue is it can't copy/paste- it makes mine crash.

Back to Latin tangent: just had a nice meal with girlfriend, and the Latin cognate of exotic came up. I correctly guessed 'exo' meaning 'outside' or something similar.

Linux is quite exotic I guess; at least from the proper place perspective of windows or mac anyway. smile

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