[Dict-common-dev] New Hunspell/MySpell policy for lenny - Discussion / final try

Mike Hommey mh at glandium.org
Thu Jan 11 07:43:40 CET 2007

On Thu, Jan 11, 2007 at 01:55:38AM +0100, Agustin Martin <agustin.martin at hispalinux.es> wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 30, 2006 at 09:22:40PM +0100, Rene Engelhard wrote: 
> > 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
> > /usr/share/myspell, yes.
> I have noticed that hunspell with the shared lib stuff has been uploaded to
> experimental. So, I suppose that in a reasonable timeframe after etch is
> released there will be no need for standalone myspell.

Naive question : Are myspell and hunspell ABI compatible on top of being
API compatible ?


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