[Dict-common-dev] pspell, pspell-ispell, aspell and dictionaries-common

Agustín Martín Domingo agmartin@aq.upm.es
Wed, 29 May 2002 12:32:09 +0200

Domenico Andreoli wrote:
> hi all,
> i read your proposal and i think it is needed in order to integrate
> a number of packages that is going to increase for sure. this policy
> could achieve a very nice goal for woody+1.
> of course i think that this good integration should not leave out pspell
> & aspell and all the related dictionaries. recall that pspell is one
> of the most used interfaces to build-in support for spell checking,
> think also at the gnome-spell component.

We need suggestions for that. None of us is maintaining aspell packages.

Some time ago we asked people about what would be aspell requirements to 
integrate them in the policy document, but the replies we got were that 
things were not that critical for aspell, since it uses real 
configuration files. That way, all those strange default symlinks would 
not be needed leaving things simpler. Since we had no more suggestions 
we left possible aspell integration in the policy for the future and 
concentrated our work on ispell dicts and wordlists, whose needs we knew 

> now i see the right people that can lovely care about it and the timing
> is fine. policy can still modified and adjusted to care also about
> aspell. it would be a big mistake for the aspell maintaner to not pay
> attention to this movement.


> i just uploaded a version of pspell-ispell package, for which i need
> some collaboration from ispell dictionary packages.... 

Can you give us more details? We may need to add something to the policy 
document about that.



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