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[Closed] AbiWord: AbiCollab.Profile file left behind

Note: This is only a problem if you add the new collaboration plug-in to AbiWord Portable.

Steps to reproduce:
- Install the collaboration plug-in (AbiCollab.dll) from the tools package available at http://www.abisource.com/download/
- Run AbiWordPortable.exe
- File > Quit
- Notice the %HOMEPATH%\AbiSuite\AbiCollab.Profile file left behind

John T. Haller
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Experimental = Not Supported

The plugin is listed as 'experimental' so we don't test or support it yet.

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Plugin installed by default

It seems that the collaboration plug-in might be installed by default, now. I've only installed AbiWord from the PA.c platform, and I'm getting the directory and .Profile file in my HOMEPATH.

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Not On Stable

It's not included in stable AbiWord 2.8.6. I just confirmed that AbiWord Portable 2.8.6 Rev 2 leaves no such file or directory behind. Were you using AbiWord Test 2.9.2?

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I'm using 2.8.6

I've only installed AbiWord from the Apps->Get More Apps... menu. In AbiWord, the Help->About Abiword... shows version as 2.8.6.

There is a "Collaborate" menu between the "Tools" and "Documents" menu, and in Tools->Plugins..., there is an "AbiWord Collaboration" plugin listed. I've not manually installed any plugins; it's my first time opening the plugins window.

I performed the following test with Regshot:

-Uninstall AbiWord (right-clicking in the PA.c platform and selecting Uninstall)

-Deleted the "AbiSuite" directory from the C:\Users\[my username]\ directory

-Installed AbiWord from Apps->Get More Apps... menu

-Took a Regshot and had it scan C:

-Opened AbiWord, wrote a few characters, saved the document, closed the document, opened a .docx file, changed it slightly, and saved the file as .abw and .doc files

(At this point, I had Windows Explorer opened at C:\Users\[my username]\ and noticed that AbiWord did create the "AbiSuite" directory)

-Closed AbiWord (the "AbiSuite" directory disappeared in my Explorer window)

-Took a second Regshot

-Report didn't show the "AbiSuite" directory (which makes sense to me since it was deleted when I closed AbiWord)

I'm thinking the "AbiSuite" directory may have been left behind after a crash. After my Regshot test, I was able to get the directory to stay behind by killing the AbiWordPortable.exe process from Task Manager, then closing AbiWord normally.

In retrospect, a crash and my judicious use of Task Manager was probably the cause of my original "AbiSuite" directory persistence.

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