[Debian-hebrew-package] Re: A Message To All Debian Aspell
agmartin at debian.org
Tue Nov 15 14:13:53 UTC 2005
(Forgot to use my debian address, resending ...)
On Fri, Nov 11, 2005 at 02:30:22AM -0700, Kevin Atkinson wrote:
> You are receiving this email, and are on the aspell-debian-dict at gnu.org
> mailing list, because you are responsible for maintaining one or more
> Aspell dictionaries for Debian. This sole purpose of this mailing list is
> to provide a convenient means for me to contact you. It is a private
> mailing list and should be low volume.
> If the reason you are generating it from source is because the official
> Aspell dictionary is not being kept up to date I ask that you consider
> also maintaining the official Aspell dictionary. With nearly 80 official
> dictionaries available for Aspell I do not have the time to keep tabs on
> all of them.
That should have been a nightmare, agreed that you need some help.
> The packaging format for Aspell dictionaries is fairly
> simple and with a little bit of extra effort you should be able to create
> an official Aspell dictionary at the same time you create a new Debian
> one. I will be more than willing to help you along the way. I realize
> that this is above and beyond the call of duty, however, I would really
> appreciate it.
I am currently maintaning aspell-es and aspell-gl-minimos, both from the
ispell sources. For aspell-gl-minimos your package is in sync with upstream,
but not for aspell-es. I will try taking care of this both.
I have just received a mail about a new spanish dictionary for myspell
coming from different sources. At a first glance the main advantage is
modularity for the different country variants, but the sources seems to
still not be fully modular. I will keep an eye on this.
I am also maintaining iesperanto and myspell-eo. Since current official
aspell-eo is from unknown sources and thus its licensing is unclear I
can try preparing a Debian aspell-eo out of iesperanto, which is of known
sources. This could result in an official aspell-eo from known sources.
Now that you have mentioned the proc script in a different mail (I did not
know where it was) I have no more questions.
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