AbiWord 2.2 is out

by Volker Weber

AbiWord is a free and open source word processor available for a range of platforms. Amongst the new features in 2.2 is a native port to Mac OS X. The program has one very interesting feature for professional writers:


It lets you keep a running word count open while you type. When writing for print publications I need to make sure that the text will fit on a page. So I frequently check document properties to see how much space is left. I might give AbiWord a try just for this feature.

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Excellent news! Last time I dealt with AbiWord I was trying (and failing) to build it for IRIX (I note that it now has been by the way).

Nick Daisley, 2004-12-05

Version 1.0.3? ;-)

Volker Weber, 2004-12-05

Well, quite... IRIX has many fine virtues, but "hot n'happening" it isn't (any more) except in the most rarified sphere of 3D modelling of galactic gravitational systems, etc.

Nick Daisley, 2004-12-05

Alas, the disk image for 2.2.1 is not up yet. OSX users get directed to the 2.2.0 version.


Karsten W. Rohrbach, 2004-12-05

The site has now been updated, and you should get re-directed to v2.2.1 downloads. Grabbing now...

Ben Poole, 2004-12-06

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