Bug#401969: please build using hunspell

Rene Engelhard rene at debian.org
Sat Dec 9 13:13:27 CET 2006


Davide Prina wrote:
> > MySpell is obsolete.
> > Please build against Hunspell, which is an improved version of MySpell
> > retaining full backwards compatibility. That also would make the usage
> > of hunspell-de-* in iceweasel possible.
> probably not so full backwards compatibility.


> also Italian dictionary in Debian is a very old release ... so obsolete 
> than a lot of people ask me to correct a lot of errors, errors that are 
> already corrected in the last version.
> I think that Debian is the last GNU/Linux distro that have a so old 
> Itailian dictionary version.
> The last Italian dictionary under GPL license can be downloaded from 
> here (2.3 beta 23/07/2006):
> http://linguistico.sf.net/wiki/doku.php?id=dizionario_italiano
> I have reported a whishlist for that #329971 at Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2005 
> 23:04:33 +0200

Irrelevant for this discussion. I can't add GPLed stuff to the
package because it then  would be GPL. The other dictionaries in the OOo
source are LGPL, though.

You can package it externally or make it build from the ispell one, but
I will *not* include it in -dictionaries due it's being GPL.

I told that in the bug report that it's G`PL and can't add it.
If you don't read it/understand it and then complain, well...

> For Italian language there is also a surname dictionary, also it under 
> GPL, that can be found here:
> http://linguistico.sf.net/wiki/doku.php?id=dizionario_cognomi_italiani

GPL, too. See above.

> I don't see the hurry to have hunspell used on all programs ... if it is 

I do. There's hunspell dictionaries in Debian which have to conflict
against all mozillas...

> I have reported some hunspell bugs to Láló don't know if some can
> be security bugs). I don't know if they are already corrected (Lálóve
> told me: "I hope, I will solve the problem this month for OOo 2.1").

Doubt that, there's no new hunspell release and neither does OOo 2.1
correct a new hunspell AFAIS (or he fixed the OOo h unspell copy and
forgot the normal one..)

No one claimed hunsppell hasn't got bugs but it's better than myspell
And it won't block usage of hunspell dictionaries in OOo.


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