de textos gratuito e e de código aberto, compatível com o Microsoft Word entre
outros e disponível nas plataformas Windows, Mac e Linux.
The Beginning Like most Open Source projects, AbiWord started
as a cathedral, but has become more like a bazaar. AbiWord is part of a larger
project known as AbiSource, which was started by the SourceGear Corporation. The
goal of the project was the development of a cross-platform, Open Source office
suite beginning with AbiWord, the project's word processor.
SourceGear released the source code to AbiWord and a developer community quickly
formed around the project. SourceGear has since then stopped work on the project,
but still provides our servers and net connections, for which we are very grateful!
The developer community has since then continued to make improvements
and increase the quality of AbiWord. Version 1.0 was released in April 2002, followed
by Version 2.0 in September 2003. Currently, we're all working hard towards our
future Version 2.2 release.
What Makes AbiWord Different?
is unique among word processors in its drive to become a fully cross-platform
word processor. Our source code is carefully written so that AbiWord will run
on virtually any operating system with a minimum of time spent on porting. This
combined with our support for internationalization (the ability to run AbiWord
in many languages) gives AbiWord a massive potential user-base.
we run on most UNIX systems, Windows 95 and later, QNX Neutrino 6.2. We also have
a MacOS X native port in the way (you can still use the UNIX version on MacOS
X if you want). There used to be a BeOS port, but that version has been gone unmaitained
for too long to consider it as still alive; we dreamt that it was any different,
so if you want to help, feel free to contact us.