[Dict-common-dev] (Not) available aspell dictionaries
Mon, 24 Jan 2005 12:34:10 +0100
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Re: Brian Nelson in <20050124061445.GB8226@bignachos.com>
> * Aspell 0.60 in Debian. 0.60 adds support for a lot more languages
> than were supported by 0.50 and earlier versions.
That's why I compiled the list.
> * The arch-dependent nature of the dictionaries. Many compiled
> dictionaries are huge (> 20 MB) and currently all dictionary packages
> are arch-dependent. If the average dictionary package is 10MB, 10 MB
> * 12 arches * 39 dictionaries =3D 4680MB. That's a very big hit on the
> mirrors for something that is avoidable. We need to make dictionary
> packages Arch: all.
That's too much, right.
> * Lack of packaging coordination. I've been planning to improve the
> coordination of dictionary packaging. Ideally, I'd like to be a
> co-maintainer of all dictionary packages (since often I'm concerned
> with packaging) but have at least one native speaker be a
> co-maintainer of each package as well (since I'm monolingual and can't
> easily test the packages or handle bug reports).
A test suite would be nice, with texts with typos and correct
versions. Count me in for helping with coordination. (I'm (still) in
the NM queue.)
> I would hold off on all of these until the above issues are resolved.
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