From: Dom Lachowicz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Oct 01 2002 - 13:59:46 EDT
On Tue, 2002-10-01 at 13:45, Alan Horkan wrote:
> On Tue, 1 Oct 2002, [iso-8859-1] Andrew Dunbar wrote:
> > Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2002 06:10:40 +0100 (BST)
> > From: "[iso-8859-1] Andrew Dunbar" <email@example.com>
> > To: AbiWord <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Subject: OSNews RedHat 8 review & AbiWord
> > I haven't read the whole review yet but notice this
> > screenshot which includes AbiWord with some pointed
> > comments typed into it:
> > http://osnews.beosjournal.org/img/1842/redhat4.jpg
> > Is the numlock problem known? Sounds like other
> > too-low-level keyboard code problems.
> > Anyway it's a bit negative so give it a look.
> There was a bug that complianed about the chunky fonts problem in the
> redhat beta, i dont know what RedHat have done to break abiword.
> It seemed odd to me that RedHat was using something like "Nimbus Roman" as
> the default font rather than Times New Romam or Arial.
> I cannot find the bug report, it is filed somewhere in bugzilla under
The best retort we can come up with is to post the 1.1.1 release this
Friday with yummy Xft goodness. OOo looks dreadful here (on RedHat null)
- the fonts are perhaps worse than the old Abi fonts. Unlike OOo we look
like we even fit into the RedHat destkop. If we don't turn this author's
head with all of our busywork and eye candy, we can always flame him/her
or go mope in a corner :)
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