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Abiword 2.9.4 included in Slacko 5.6 is unstable
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Wilhelm

Joined: 29 Dec 2013
Posts: 7
Location: Costa Rica

PostPosted: Tue 04 Feb 2014, 12:32    Post subject:  Abiword 2.9.4 included in Slacko 5.6 is unstable
Subject description: Abiword 2.9.4 in Slacko 5.6 fails!
 

Please do not include unstable software in Puppies people will use to do actual work!

I just lost my work because of an Abiword 2.9.4 failure using the new Slacko 5.6 (the non PAE version). Mad

After this highly annoying experience, I checked http://www.abisource.com/
As per this website, on February 4th 2014:

"Our latest development release is version 2.9.4. Development releases are aimed at developers, or people willing to test unstable software. They should not be used in a production environment."

My experience with Slacko Puppy has taught me that it is has always been one of the most reliable OS for doing my work, without having to worry about failures or unstable things Smile ... Until now. Crying or Very sad

I am going to use 5.5, which has proven to work perfectly, just to make sure I do not discover that other programs are also unstable versions, when it is already too late.

Please consider including unstable software only in Quirky Puppies, or clearly indicate that the version is not intended to be used to do any real work.
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 Description   It was also impossible to "save as" or "save as copy". And there weren't "too many open files" (there was only one).
 Filesize   25.94 KB
 Viewed   113 Time(s)

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 Description   Writing error when saving Abiword file.
 Filesize   18.44 KB
 Viewed   115 Time(s)

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slavvo67

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PostPosted: Yesterday, at 20:28    Post subject:  

While this is an older post, for the record.... ABI Word is not stable regardless of the version. 2.8.6 is said to be the stable version but many have had issues with that, as well. Please look in the forum for other word processors that might better suit your needs.

Most believe Libre Office is the way to go but it is large, so you have to way the advantages / disadvantages. Meanwhile, Gnumeric is a very nice spreadsheet program and I haven't seen any real issues with that one.
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