AbiWord Portable 2.6 has been released. Thanks for testing!
I've just posted a pre-release of AbiWord Portable 2.6. This new release features a few updates to the launcher and installer that I'd like to confirm work properly for everyone before pushing this out for general uses.
First off, the installer will update your existing AbiWord.profile to ensure that it is set to auto load plugins on launch. In 2.4, AbiWord handled this value differently. So, if you're upgrading an existing 2.4 install to 2.6, the installer will change AutoLoadPlugins="0" to AutoLoadPlugins="1" in the custom scheme section.
Second off, the installer now features the ability to install only the English files a la GIMP, Pidgin, etc. In AbiWord's case, it makes enough of a difference allowing English users to have a small 7.75MB install instead of the 14.9MB that AbiWord Portable 2.6 takes. The installer will automatically remove the existing language strings and help files or add them depending on your selection.
Third, the launcher now automatically updates AbiWord to use the user's selected language from the upcoming PortableApps.com Platform release. To test this, simply create a batch file called start.bat in the AbiWordPortable directory consisting of:
Set PortableApps.comLanguageCode=en-us Start AbiWordPortable.exe
You can change the language code as needed to valid Language Code values. If you use one that doesn't exist in AbiWord, it'll just leave the language as is. The big thing to check is to and from english... especially on non-English Windows installs.
NOTE: Language selection won't currently work with certain 2 character language codes as AbiWord is doubling them up so they're non-standard in their strings file definitions (they use hu-HU for hungarian instead of the correct hu). I'm working on a fix to be posted later today.
Download AbiWord Portable 2.6 Pre-Release 2 [5.8MB download / 7.8-15MB installed]
Please give this a spin and post any feedback.
2.6 Pre-Release 2 (2008-04-02): Added support for 2 character language codes that are doubled as hu-hu within AbiWord