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bug #40716: [UPGRADE] format a paragraph as a whole rather than line by line

Submitter:  Dave <barx>
Submitted:  Wed 27 Nov 2013 09:50:27 AM UTC
Category:  Core Severity:  4 - Important
Item Group:  Feature change Status:  Postponed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  bgarrigues
Open/Closed:  Open Planned Release:  None
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Fri 03 Jun 2022 09:37:23 PM UTC, comment #3: 

The message in question motivating the "[UPGRADE]" tag on this ticket is Werner Lemberg's message of 15 November 2013.

G. Branden Robinson <gbranden>
Project Administrator
Wed 02 Mar 2022 04:57:58 PM UTC, comment #2: 

This unfortunately seems to be stalled, as Bertrand has had little availability for a while.  Setting to "Postponed".

I'd be happy to be corrected, of course.

G. Branden Robinson <gbranden>
Project Administrator
Fri 18 Aug 2017 04:48:00 PM UTC, comment #1: 

I've started to look how to implement Knuth-Plass algorithm, this will be done after release 1.22.4.

Bertrand Garrigues <bgarrigues>
Project Administrator
Wed 27 Nov 2013 09:50:27 AM UTC, original submission:  

Implement TeX's paragraph formatting or something similar -- I consider groff's line-oriented paragraph formatting as its weakest point.  See heirloom troff for an example how this could be implemented.


(This upgrade request comes from Werner Lemberg's list of the highest priority major upgrades groff needs, as posted to the groff email list on 15 Nov 2013.  The paragraph above is the upgrade description in his own words.)

Dave <barx>
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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2022-06-03 gbranden SummaryUPGRADE: format a paragraph as a whole rather than line by line [UPGRADE] format a paragraph as a whole rather than line by line
    2022-03-02 gbranden StatusIn Progress Postponed
    2020-10-13 bgarrigues Planned Release1.23.0 None
    2018-11-25 bgarrigues Planned ReleaseNone 1.23.0
    2017-09-01 bgarrigues CategoryNone Core
    2017-08-18 bgarrigues Severity3 - Normal 4 - Important
        Item GroupNone Feature change
        StatusNone In Progress
        Assigned toNone bgarrigues

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