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From Pedro Giffuni <>
Subject Re: Some more strange files in the OOo code
Date Wed, 22 Jun 2011 12:19:33 GMT
 On Wed, 22 Jun 2011 10:30:16 +0200, Mathias Bauer 
 <> wrote:
> On 22.06.2011 09:49, Pedro Giffuni wrote:

>> Ispell is BSD licensed and has many dictionaries, but I have no
>> Idea if it has all the required functionality. Alternatively
>> we can just add a dependency to the GNU stuff like we will
>> wave to do with gtk/qt.
> We already have experience with supporting different spell checkers
> in OOo. It's easy to add a component using ISpell or another spell
> checker, but still leave the option to use HunSpell in the build
> system. No code in OOo directly interacts with the spell checker 
> code,
> we have a stable API between them.
> Keeping the HunSpell option would help upstream projects and so we
> should do it. We could even think about providing a HunSpell based
> spellchecker as an extension (though that would need some rework in
> the existing component).

 Sounds like a plan :).

>> For regex there are many alternatives: in FreeBSD there is an 
>> ongoing
>> project to replace GNU regex with a compatible library, but in this
>> case I'd like to see Google's RE2 because it's in C++ and 
>> (apparently)
>> as fast as it gets.
> Sounds as if you know something about that. You look like a perfect
> candidate to do the changes. :-)

 I will be glad to take a look (pointers welcome) but my C++ fu is not
 good so I hope a local expert takes over at some point.


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