Back in November, Reginald Stadlbauer announced a new rich text widget for Qt. That widget could provide, he said, a very stable base for KWord. So a rich text branch of KWord was started and became the focal point of KWord development... The problem was that the new widget was only slated to appear in Qt3. Recently, Thomas Zander reasoned that a stable Qt3 was too far off and considering that current users needed more support right now, came to the conclusion that it might be best to drop the coolness-enhanced branch. Fortunately, David Faure valiantly tackled the task of backporting the Qt3 rich text widget to Qt2 and succeeded! This could be a big boost to rapid KWord development.