[Dict-common-dev] New Hunspell/MySpell policy for lenny -
Discussion / final try
rene at debian.org
Sat Dec 30 20:22:40 UTC 2006
Agustin Martin wrote:
> What the Ice/Moz people intend for the future? If every myspell app is
> moving to hunspell, I would avoid the intermediate /usr/share/myspell step
> and move every myspell dict to /usr/share/hunspell once this happens, unless
> there is already a real hunspell dict available, where myspell dict package
> should just be removed. In the meantime conflicts and symlinks are OK.
Apparently there's a patch in Moz's bugzilla for Myspell support.
and there's patches for Iceape and Iceweasel already in the BTS
(the Ice* people are going to apply them once Hunspell has a shared lib)
When anything using MySpell migrated to Hunspell we can get without
> > Question: Should Hunspell dicts and MySpell dicts for the same language
> > still conflict? Or should there only be a symlink from the hunspell to
> > the myspell directory if there only is myspell dictionary available?
> This depends. If myspell and hunspell dicts are to coexist in different
> places because there are apps that require one of them, and that is not to
> vanish in a reasonably near future, we can either make them conflict
... which is what we currently do ...
> or plan a symlink based stuff at e.g. /var/lib/hunspell pointing to
> /usr/share/hunspell dicts or, if unavailable for that language, to
> the equivalent /usr/share/myspell dict. hunspell should look for dicts
Hmm, yes, that could be solution.
> But we again need to know if there will be a need for standalone myspell
> dict packages.
(FWIW, I'd still keep the myspell-* names even if all apps migrated to
hunspell since the dictionaries are myspell dictionaries and not
hunspell ones, and changing all the names of all those is not worth the
> > - The OOo info files now get into a new directory
> > (/usr/share/openoffice/share/dict/ooo maybe which would probably not
> > need much fiddling in OOo after all (OOo excpects the dicts/)
> > The info files for OOo should now be installed here; in
> > /usr/share/openoffice/share/dict/ooo/info or even in ooo itself since
> > OOo only regognizes what is defined in dictionary.lst).
> I would not go that deep for the infos. Since they are Debian only,
> something like /usr/share/ooo/infos should suffice. I am not proposing
Good idea. That would also make it vanish from the "real" dir.
(I'd use /usr/share/openoffice (sic!), though, probably)
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