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Re: A question for aspell-dict-XX
- From: Ronald Landheer-Cieslak <ronald at landheer dot com>
- To: Gareth Pearce <tilps at hotmail dot com>
- Cc: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2003 14:11:29 +0200 (CEST)
- Subject: Re: A question for aspell-dict-XX
Pondering on the approach and trying to free enough time to finish what I
started two weeks ago. I have a ready README, no patch (none needed) and
an almost-ready script to compile all four packages at once.
There would thus be an "external source" containing all dictionary
sources.. which leads to the question which number to give to that
package (but that's just a detail).
Anyway, depending on how much time I have this week, I should be able to
use my coffee breaks to get something working by the end of the week. Not
having a Windows box at home makes it impossible for me to ... well,
actually... it being just a shell script...
I'll see what I can do :)
NB: If I don't get a generic script to take care of all four dictionaries
working by the end of the week, I'll prioritize the English dictionary and
make a distribution out of it without any special scripting. That way,
we'll at least have something to start with :)
On Sat, 26 Apr 2003, Gareth Pearce wrote:
> any progress?
> Gareth - aspell maintainer in waiting.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ronald Landheer-Cieslak" <ronald at landheer dot com>
> To: "Max Bowsher" <maxb at ukf dot net>
> Cc: <cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com>
> Sent: Friday, April 11, 2003 10:20 PM
> Subject: Re: A question for aspell-dict-XX
> > On Thu, 10 Apr 2003, Max Bowsher wrote:
> > > Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> > > > On Thu, 10 Apr 2003, Ronald Landheer-Cieslak wrote:
> > > >
> > > >> I just have a small question while I am preparing these packages: Is
> > > OK
> > > >> to have a generic README for the four packages (and not a ~-en-~;
> > > >> ~-nl-~ and ~-fr-~ which practically the same contents)?
> > > >>
> > > >> I'm doing a wee bit of hackin' on the generic script to get it to set
> > > >> packages up correctly - it's getting confused by multiple dashes in
> > > >> filenames. Would that confuse Setup too or does it use a more
> > > >> way of finding out what the different parts of the filename mean?
> > > >>
> > > >> (and: is my mail finally coming through or should I use by info at
> > > >> rlsystems dot net address to mail here?)
> > > >> rlc
> > > >
> > > > Ronald,
> > > >
> > > > First off, your mail got through (you can always check the archives).
> > > > Second, don't you think the README for various language packages
> should be
> > > > in that language? ;-) Otherwise, I think a shared README is fine,
> with a
> > > > side-effect that if one package is uninstalled, it'll take the shared
> > > > README with it...
> > >
> > > That's not so good. If the README is identical, couldn't it go into the
> > > aspell package?
> > Well.. no. I don't think so: I'm not (and won't be) the maintainer of the
> > aspell package and aspell doesn't depend on the dictionaries to work (you
> > could easily install aspell and download, say, a spanish dictionary, which
> > I won't maintain because I don't speak spanish).
> > I could, of course, try learning spanish just to have some use for the
> > dictionary.. ;) ... nah!
> > I think I should just rename the README for the language. It's not that
> > big and I'll have it include file lists for all four packages..
> > rlc