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A lot has been happening in AbiWord land lately. We're close to a 2.6.7 stable release which will include some nice memory leak fixes and a nice set of OpenDocument filter improvements (the first of hopefully a long list of improvements made possible by NLnet).
On the development branch front, people have been working hard on moving our graphics classes over to Cairo. At the moment, we have a different rendering implementation on all of our platforms (Linux, Mac OSX and Windows), but in the future we hope to unify them all into a single Cairo based implementation. The most recent development is making our Mac OSX port build again, after being not available for the 2.6.x series:
AbiWord's development branch builds again on Mac OSX
The rendering is still suboptimal, but with the move to Cairo I hope we can have a fully working OSX version in the not too distant future again.